May 20, 2018 Donna M Day 2 comments

Here’s a preview of the next book I’m reviewing which is currently available for pre-order. The Ways We Follow A futuristic urban drama by L. Salt Release date: May 25, 2018   From the back cover: St. Petersburg, Russia, 20XX. Four best friends, young, talented and ambitious try to find their own way in a…

May 17, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

A piece of topical flash fiction.  What do you hear? Ear Splitting It’s taken hundreds of years, but we were never in this for the short term. We started small.  Project Oscar Wilde.  As an initial test, it was very successful. These creatures, when they’re united, together, close, you can’t get through them.  You can’t…

May 10, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

On Light Night Tomorrow’s Theatre will be performing debut show exploring basic income. I caught up with Tomorrow’s Theatre founder Stephanie to learn a little bit more about what she does and the upcoming performance. Hi Stephanie.  Tomorrow’s Theatre is your new theatre in education group, and this is your first project.  Where does the…

April 30, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the last day of GloPoWriMo.  Woohoo, I made it!  Today’s prompt was to write a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact. It could be an odd piece of history, an unusual bit of art trivia, or something just plain weird. This is my effort, based on one of my Dad’s favourite facts. I hope you…

April 29, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the penultimate day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way. I chose Plath’s poem Crossing the Water and used the same method…

April 28, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 28th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard. This is one that I struggled with as I said earlier this GloPoWriMo, I don’t write prose poetry, so instead I’ve written a verse poem inspired by a postcard phrase.  I hope you enjoy it….

April 27, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 27th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to pick a card (any card) from this online guide to the tarot, and then to write a poem inspired either by the card or by the images or ideas that are associated with it. This is my second tarot inspired poem this GloPoWriMo.  I have…

April 26, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 26th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste and hear. This is another one inspired by Julius Caesar…

April 25, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 25th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that takes the form of a warning label . . . for yourself! This is my effort.  I hope you enjoy it. Shortness Please do not Put biscuits on the top shelf Ask me to sit on a stool I have to…

April 24, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 24th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write an elegy – a poem typically written in honour or memory of someone or something dead. But the challenge was to write an elegy that has a hopefulness to it. This is my effort.  I hope you enjoy it. Risks in Punctuation Relegated…