Lost Youth

The exuberance of youth! Children laughing, shouting, talking It’s painful to think that one must be a child To feel that alive Was I like that once?  Did I shudder with excitement at the thought of anything and everything?  Will I ever feel that alive again? Perhaps… And then again, perhaps no…

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100-Word Challenge and Neil Gaiman

I have seen various other writers on WordPress using this type of writing exercise as a way to hone their skill and tighten up their writing. I’ve decided that I want to do this and I won’t make a habit of doing one every day as yet. I want to see how well this works. […]

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Discover Prompts, Day 3: song

Hi everyone and welcome back to writing prompts on The Broken Quill. Here’s what I came up with for “Song”… Writing Prompt #3 – Song I sing a song in my head almost every day. I don’t know why that is but I seem to wake up with certain songs in my head. And it […]

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Discover Prompts, Day 2: Open

Hi everyone, I enjoyed the first prompt exercise I did the other day so I’m going to keep at it and see how well it improves my writing flow (although, I have been fairly creative lately so it hasn’t been too much of an issue as yet). There’s always time for the creative flow to […]

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The Beauty of Words in Film – Twilight

“These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder…” I know many readers do not like Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga books. Even famous authors have damned her work. I have chosen to ignore those opinions because I enjoyed the books when I first read them and I consumed the […]

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