Couldn’t sleep. Decided to participate in a Twitter writing contest. You could have up to three entries based on one of ten story ideas. Each must be tagged to gain their attention. 

My three:
1. Tell the story of a scar, whether a physical scar or emotional one.

It was a crevasse more than a scratch. She shone her light within, but the blackness swallowed all. When would she forgive her past? @write_practice

6. Your character’s deepest fear is holding his or her relationship OR career back.

You can really only put it off a few days. You have fought it for years, woman, but face it, you are going to be a mother. @write_practice 

9. Your character is on a journey. However, they are interrupted by a natural disaster OR an accident.

She had never felt so free climbing the steps in a tower where so many had come before. Then she was entombed by the quake. @write_practice

The blog post from The Write Practice was no lie. It really forces you to find the perfect word and to cut out the extraneous. What fun!

Written by Hattie Quinn

I am she, Hattie Quinn, of URL fame. I spend a lot of my time writing with a cat sitting on my chest.