Prompt from Alex: These are amulets from World War 1. The difference between a charm and an amulet is that a charm is worn to attract good luck and an amulet provides protection from danger.
Have you ever had a charm or an amulet? Write a short story about either.
We have several events this Autumn open for booking . 3 places remaining on our 4 week creative writing group in September, 5 places left on ‘Art as inspiration in October and 10 on Building your writing CV‘ in November.
Prompt from Alex:
Look at the painting below by Gill Smith. Where are these beds? Who has been in them? Who is going to be in them? Write a short story, maybe try a monologue.
Your chance to be anthropomorphic. This donkey may be happy, cunning, or just after an apple. You can take the donkey’s point of view, or write about a donkey you have known. Make it a memoir – that donkey ride on the beach, or a donkey you owned – or make it fiction. Have fun.
Some people resolve not to drink alcohol during January. Write a piece about a person who bottles out of a resolution to avoid wine during the first month of the year. No disaster scenarios. Include the words ‘musty’ and ‘sparrow’ and the smell of an iron-monger’s shop.