I'm going to host a fun word prompt game weekly from Sat 28 Sept to the last Saturday in December, because what better spooky time for some tweet-sized micro-fiction with a spooky theme than Autumn-Winter? Prompts will be tweeted from my @CMRosens account at 9am every Saturday (GMT). Using the word prompt, tweet a tiny… Continue reading #SpookySat Prompts!
There is now a dedicated Twitter account, @OverheardPoS, for all those random things you might overhear around town, plus scraps of related prose. I'm using the prompts from #vss365 (vss is the abbreviation for very short story); #ConverStory (no dialogue tags, dialogue only, so perfect for 'overheard' snippets); #BraveWrite, #HorrorPrompt and occasionally some others like… Continue reading Overheard in Pagham-on-Sea
Happy Halloween! Halloween isn't big in the UK in the same way as it is in the USA - quite a few of us are not that fussed. Last year I had a grand total of 0 (zero) trick-or-treaters. I bought a pack of sweets from the shop across the road just in case and… Continue reading Hellequin’s Army, or the Army of the Dead
Hair-Raising TwistsAh, another classic tale that's had a lot of interesting adaptations over the years... Hopefully my musings are also helpful for sparking inspiration, and it's a lot of fun coming up with prompts based on the various elements of the tales. Some of my favourite versions of this story include The Stone Cage by Nicholas… Continue reading Rapunzel Stories
Modern Perspectives on a Tale As Old As TimeThere's been a lot of discussion around the live action Beauty and the Beast [BB] film re: Stockholm Syndrome and whether Belle is a role model figure or not. I'm not going to go into that here - I think there's lots of ways retellings can go… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Stories