Mission control

#FDDA #Writingspace

A Corner of a room

prepared with paper , pens , coloured pencils and such

placed randomly around a silver coloured laptop

located by a local view

if needed , a nearby camera will provide visual cues

combined with words from a number of coloured notebooks

as the ideas form and come together like a rocket

the sky is the limit as

imagination bakes the ingredients and with a little tweaking

out of nowhere, a

new piece is formed for people to read…..Liftoff!


#fowc #sketchy

Doodle from Soccer Alex @ Photobucket.com

Some say, there’s the start of a masterpiece in that notebook of hers

Kept in a top draw of her work desk

End pieces for show ? No, but look beyond the layers of random doodle

There’s the beginnings of something that

Could be talked about by art critics for many years to come – but for now

Held away, till she’s ready for the world to see it

You could take a sneaky peek – but you would only see the first splat on the canvas


#Fowc #Battle

There’s always fighting somewhere….

Land, Places

Resources, Religion

All led by crackpot ideas and beliefs

Of course, the one’s leading the charge

Disappear off to the back of the crowd

While his (or her) men are fighting it out

Leaving them chance – to act all statesmanlike

at a memorial of stone

with names engraved – of those fallen

Filling in the Blanks


The scroll of paper

was pinned to the wall

ready for action


It remained as it was

for a number of minutes

as little thinkers – Thought


Blank white paper

with nothing to say

but – “FILL ME IN”


Suddenly a word, two or three

accompanied by colours diagrams and pictures

explode from the white – Reds Greens and Blues


Ideas, Opinions, Conceptions

filling up the space

forming a finished picture


And with Masterpiece complete

the story presented

The picture is stored away for safe keeping


Revealing – Another Blank Space

Night and Day

in response to the prompt : Because the Night


Now there’s a word to conjure with.

I could say I get my best Ideas during the first hours of the morning.  There’s plenty to think about, ranging from the thoughts of why my folks insist on leaving their digital radio alarm clock to go off at six o clock on a Saturday Morning to practical elements of how i’m going to spend the day.

It doesn’t help that the winter months are here – but the winter weather is not…as I type its 1.03 am and there’s a feathered friend chirping outside my window as if it’s the beginning of Spring.

All Ideas of Sleep have gone south till birdie decides its time for his nap.

I scribble an idea down on the page…on paper it looks messy but put on my laptop screen it begins to take shape to something that the reader might just take a look at.   Characters begin to take form on the page – frantically drawn bubbles draw pictures in the readers mind

I can see their face, their hair, their eyes and lips

The character takes shape – what’s he – no she into ? where is she going who is she meeting and what for?

She’s dressed up and ready to go…

come morning – she’ll have disappeared from view, but captured in a few thought bubbles on a piece of lined A5 paper in a spiral notebook

Imagination provides vital touches to the picture

and then comes the name – Rachel, Tammy, Sophie, Susan…Maybe Annabel….

Annabel, seems to stick – as does the surroundings I place her in.