Tag Archive | Creative Writing

Summer Times… Culled From My Draft!

 

I have always heard the word “summertime” and have come across it in books and watched the features of the season in movies. But I never fully understood what it meant practically.

Ah, summertime! That was the missing word from what I was already exposed to back in my homeland. It has always been there, always, with me. And I had no inkling or so I thought until a few years later when I arrived in Europe. Summertime. Sunshine. Hot sun. What is the difference between these words? Well, Nevermind. I come from a tropical region where the sun is up and high until sundown in the eventide. I have experienced serious heat waves and the severe sunburst of terrifying fiery sunlight. It burns the skin. It heats up the body to the extent of producing blocks of sweat on one’s brow. The weather in Nigeria is quite hot and humid and people wish for rain or anything that will shield the sun from shining profusely on the skin. Anything at all that would pacify the heat and send chilly coolness to the body. Continue reading

I Write It When I feel It.

A writer is an intellectual artist, just like musicians, or composers, no moment should be missed as the thoughts roll in.

To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself. You have to be more daring and damn the consequences. You have to be confident and not worry about what people will say. Just ramble, rant, chatter, prattle and keep talking, oh yeah, I mean to keep writing. Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Notable!

Genevieve graduated from a notable institution where she studied theatre arts.

Today, she feels accomplished, having believed that one day she would become an important figure in her industry.

Indeed, her acting career has paid off well. She is one of the famous actors in her forties, who has lived a modest life with a notable lack of grandiosity. Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Vague!

It was a fatal accident and Peter suffered a severe brain injury. He could vaguely remember seeing a car coming towards him that Thursday evening.

He tried to narrate the ugly incidence to those around him, after three days, when he finally came out of a coma in the hospital. But, alas, his family were hit with his decline in memory. Continue reading

The Daily Prompt – Partake!

I applaud the utterly fantastic writing initiative by WordPress.

The Daily Prompt as it is called is a vigorous exercise that improves one’s writing skills. It is no doubt an immense tool, especially for the newbie blogger who seek inspiration.  It’s such a great way to learn and get better with the craft of writing and the art of communication as you engage with other writers. Interacting with other bloggers is a way to attract followership and foster good relationships. Continue reading

Gut Feelings…!

There are times we are besieged by very chaotic situations and it becomes evident that only a timely decision will save us from a bad nightmare. At this critical moments, any emotional decisions will only keep us in a circle. We have to take a definite stance and call a spade a spade without being over emotional or sentimental.

How many times have you thought “this isn’t working” or “something is not right” or “things have to change?” Those thoughts are coming from your intuitive inner voice. It’s your wake-up call calling. Continue reading