Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 8 – Lemons & Mother

When life gives you pain Mum said, holding me to her Pick up that damn pain And squeeze it like a lemon For there is sweet in there, child.   Tanka: 5-7-5-7-7 Lemons & Mother prompt from: Ramblings of a writer   


Some other Icarus

He lay his thoughts out carefully, fitting them around the shape their conversation like he was playing a game of scrabble, 'You know how some people say that everything in your life has already been decided?' 'You want to do this now?' 'Humour me, Harry,' he smiled encouragingly. 'Okay, well then sure, some people believe … Continue reading Some other Icarus

Not the triumph, but the struggle

I'll be the first to admit that Sporty isn't one of my top 10 attributes, I once sprained my shoulder while thinking about taking up yoga. Which was why I was taken aback when the father of the modern Olympic Games stopped me in my tracks today. Not only was Pierre de Coubertin the owner of … Continue reading Not the triumph, but the struggle