Change is Good!

Well, I have started 2014 with the way I wish to continue – change is already happening. I’m moving house in a week’s time (to a great new place, including a gorgeous horse-sized dog) and have already managed to make leaps and bounds in my writing venture for this year.

I realised today that the last time I entered a writing competition was when I was 14 or so – that’s a looooong time ago! I didn’t worry about it, consider ‘what if’, or fret about all the things that could go wrong – and managed to be one of the lucky few who had my entry published in an anthology of teenage girls’ writings. It was an anti-nuclear poem (I was a member of CND) and I was rather proud of it. I remember that the first lines went something like this… “Who do they think they are / Those people at the top / That they can even think / Of letting the atom bomb drop”… and went on to reference fried breakfasts and mushroom clouds….

Anyway, the point is, that I’m long overdue to enter another competition. So, that’s what I’m working on right now, as the deadline for the entry is early February. I may be a little quieter on here than I was before Christmas, but it’s all in a good cause, to make sure I don’t miss that deadline. Having written that, I have a feeling that I’ll prove myself wrong and experience a sudden burst of additional inspiration, but the main aim is to get my entry in and not be distracted.

So, please don’t think I’ve abandoned my little corner of the blogosphere – far from it!  Thank you all for you comments, likes, follows and so on. It makes me very happy to think that so many people enjoy my writing.

Now, time to work on my work in progress!


Delusions of Grandeur – VisDare 41

Here’s my latest offering for Anonymous Legacy‘s photo-inspired prompt, VisDare. This week’s prompt word is ‘Transfixed’. The rules are simple:

150 words – or less.

Post entry to your blog and “link in”.

(Please – no erotica or graphic violence.)

DON’T FORGET to read and comment on others’ entries!!

The photo is below, and my piece follows.  Let me know what you think, and give it a go yourself, why not?

– Delusions of Grandeur – 

“How much longer, David?”

“Sorry darling, I need to check the metering again. Have you any idea how expensive it is to develop large format film, these days? I can’t afford to get it wrong.”

“Don’t ‘darling’ me! Have you any idea how much it hurts to hold this position? Why couldn’t you go digital like everyone else?”

“Sadie, sweetheart! You look glorious! The pain will be worth it, trust me!”

“Just hurry up and get it over with.”

“You’re an absolute treasure, darli – I mean Sadie. Just one more, that’s it! Serene, enchanting – just perfect. And we’re done!”

“This isn’t for a major publication, is it?”

“Errrr -”

“It’s for your stupid blog, isn’t it? Well?”

“OK, but I’ve got another follower now. You never know -”

“Oh yes I do. Never. Again. And you’re paying for my sports massage this time. I hate you.”