POEM: Contentment

Ball of contentment
sweet dreaming of warm log fires
and a little mouse

This poem came about because I was trying out different poetry forms. I like poems with clear structures that constrain you but at the same time free you as you don’t have to worry about how many stanzas you are going to use, or what rhyme pattern you are going to go to battle with. This poem is obviously about my cat and how content he looked settle on my lap before a winter’s fire.

Write-30 No.26

Red and white fish in clear glass fish bowl

Flushed Away.

A pet fish is flushed down the toilet. But it is still alive. What happens next? What adventures does it have?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Timmy lay on his side in the goldfish bowl sleeping. Boy, was he tired. He just didn’t want to move. A great hand whisked him up into the air. Too frightened, Timmy stayed frozen to the spot.
“This fish is dead. Time for a fish funeral,” said a loud excited voice.
The next moment Timmy was falling in the air until he landed in some water with a plop. All around him the walls were white. The water suddenly began to swirl around faster and faster. Timmy wasn’t strong enough to fight against it.

What happens next?

What is Write – 30?
Write – 30 is a daily activity where you write non-stop for twenty minutes then check and edit your work for 10 minutes. You will be asked to write about different subjects and in different forms.

The writing should be done on lined paper in pencil if possible. Edit and check the work in pen. If you don’t have paper and pencil, use what you can. Even a computer.

Finding it difficult? What you can do to help:

  • Always sit/work in the same place
  • Always use the same writing tools
  • Always turn the TV off
  • No talking – it distracts thinking
  • Always listen to the same piece of classical music when writing.
  • Always set yourself a goal: count the number of words. Try to beat that number the following day.