#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #29 Masquerade

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This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long, and – every Friday – #FlashFiveFriday at The Indie Exchange.

The idea behind #BlogFlash2012 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: #29 Masquerade


Masquerade, paper faces on parade. Hide your face so the world will never find you. Amazing lines from The Phantom of the Opera and true of so many of us. We are capable of putting on our own masks to keep others from our true selves.

Many of us will only be who we really are with select family and friends, the rest talk to a person in an invisible mask but I think it’s better to live like that, to have a minority of people you can be true to yourself with.




Make a face

And use it briefly.

So many faces needed,

Quite the array of personas

Underscoring the myriad,

Ever-shifting parts of life.

Racing to keep up with

All the charades.

Doesn’t it ever

Exhaust you?



Do you sweeten your coffee/tea or drink it black?

Sometimes I love my coffee black but if it’s going to be milky, it needs to be very very milky. I don’t sweeten it but I quite enjoy a vanilla latte. My favourite is gingerbread! I like sweet tea but only have a teaspoon of sugar – very exact!

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Author: Donna Brown Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu's Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David's book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats. Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that 'It's grim up north'.

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