Welcome home (word prompts)

We’ve had a brilliant holiday… and it’s also oh so good to be back home : )

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram.

5. Coffee chats preferred over restaurant conversations.

6. Reunited! Time apart is quickly forgotten.

7. You’re my anchor and my helium.

8. The escaped turkey was thankful indeed.

9. The seasons never miss a trick.

10. Pumpkin everything? What… even pumpkin beer?

11. Touching down… Brilliant holiday! Welcome home : )

[November prompts: coffee chat, reunited, besties, escaped turkey, harvest, pumpkin everything, touchdown!]

Lava… lamp (word prompts)

Here are seven more six-word stories prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m slowly catching up after our time away on holiday.

29. Shadow lurker, cloaked unconvincingly in gloom.

30. Catacombs of disputed origin were fathomless.

31. Monster party! Get your freak on!

  1. You’re the lava to my lamp.

  2. My rock anthem? Whole Lotta Love!

  3. Their gathering place purred with music.

  4. A backyard game? Does sleeping count?

[October/November prompts: shadow lurker, catacombs, monster party, soulmate, my rock, gathering place, backyard game.]

The crows (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The painting in the background is a detail of ‘Things are Looking Up’.

22. Her dream was his worst nightmare.

23. Ancestor’s curse fell on deaf ears.

24. The crows themselves were not superstitious.

25. Bitten! Smitten! Must be a lovebug.

26. Autumn: a treat for the senses.

27. Her imagination was the spookiest place…

28. Mischief makers teased the fun police.

[October prompts: worst nightmare, ancestor’s curse, the crows, bitten!, fall treat, spookiest place, mischief makers.]


A golden evening looking out over Akaroa Harbour

I was so happy with this scene that I decided to dust off the sketchbook…

A golden evening sketch

… and even though it’s not watercolour paper, it still handles the water from my little travel brush surprisingly well.

A bird’s-eye view of Akaroa

The other quick sketch from the weekend has been enhanced digitally using Affinity Photo.