(Tuesday 25th October – Monday 31st October)


For this week your theme is Horror. Write a short story or poem inspired by this theme.

Challenge Rules 


(Tuesday 31st May – Monday 6th June)


“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

Families come in all shapes, sizes, forms and mannerisms. Every person has his/her version of a family, whether they are related by blood or marriage or neither. For this week write a poem or short story about who you consider to be family.

The Foreign Island

In response to The Daily Post’s prompt “Mad Libs”


Out of place in a home that is my own

Out of touch in a world where I should belong

Out of breath from running after a mirage

Out in a little island, foreign to all but me

Minuscule yet has an abundance of joy

Petite yet visible in an ocean of sorrow

Tiny yet full of will and courage

Small yet dripping with unharnessed potential

 Its little heart beats loudly

Its blood runs deep

It aches from constant cruelty

 But its soul it is destined to keep

A foreign island all alone

A little island standing tall

An unnoticeable island  to those who can’t know

A peaceful island with dangerous waters below

Miniature Writing Challenge #31