This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long.
The idea is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.
There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.
I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.
#BlogFlash2012: #1 – Thinking
Humans and animals are both capable of thought but as a species we humans have transcended the levels of the rest of the animal kingdom. Every technological achievement began as an idea. What we can do is extraordinary.
At the same time, animals are capable of feats we cannot fully understand such as their navigation and survival in extreme environments. For all the benefits of our advancements I still believe we are the most dangerous animals in the world. How we apply our many great achievements – for good or evil – is what separates us from the rest of the world.
It’s 3 a.m. and I am thinking:
too wide awake. My heart is sinking.
These wee small hours can be too lonely,
an audiobook is scarely company.
At 5 a.m. the sun is rising.
My inner nag begins chastising.
I go to sleep as Yorkshire stirs
but curse my inner night owl first.
Name something sweet you ate today
Today’s sweet thing would have to be a clementine. I absolutely love ‘little oranges’ and the real sweetness.