500 Words Per Day – Day 10

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500 Words about Something I’m hoping People don’t Notice/Something I’m hoping People do Notice In 2014 I embarked on my second Photo 365 Project (A Hundred Pockets). It was an extraordinary journey and an extremely taxing one. Creatively I was allowing my eyes to see the world the way they love best, through a camera, and each day those photographs were inspiring mighty words. I was shaking out bits of my heart for whomever was following the progress of a … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 9

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500 words for Why I Long for Love   I have tasted the fruit of love before, I am not a stranger to its sweet and chaotic flavor. It is an unimagined feeling, until it strikes you down before you stop to realize what is happening. It was devastating, but it was amazing fodder for my muse. My muse still sends blessings my way for all the creative outlet that time of life gave it. However, I wasn’t much on … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 8

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500 words for When I was Scared   There seems to be nothing more pressing on my mind to share than a time (or rather many times) where there is not a definite explanation/reason to be scared. I can’t see around what I’m deciding to write about for another story and I’m guessing this means I must answer the call. Rip the band-aid off!   Turning my light out above my bed and believing sleep may find me rather quickly … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 7

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500 words for When I Really Loved Myself   Is anyone else having issues with how much ‘self’ is involved in these writing prompts? We will all need to go on a “Maddie Detox” when it is over.   I’m fairly certain my Pinterest boards are proof I deal with self-esteem issues, my life issues also point heavily to the non-loving behavior for myself. However, as my Mum points out to me; the very idea of getting up in the … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 6

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500 words about My Most Authentic Moment   I feel a big uh-oh coming with this post. That’s not to say I’m fake all the time—erm I don’t think. *eyebrow raise*   There was a time, years ago, when I first joined Google+ I would tell people (of my choosing) to follow me there for the realist version of me. I know, creepy to think there are multiple Maddies in the world walking around, but there is truth to the … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 5

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500 words about How I wish I Started My Day (and then why I’m not doing it already)   Years ago I read a fluff novel and was so struck by the artistic relationship between the female narrator and her lover ever since I have wanted what she had for myself.   I wish I was waking up in a place where the windows make up my walls, letting sunshine kiss my flesh first. Every window would be open letting … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 4

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500 words For Family   It isn’t an easy task to write about your family. I could come off as an extreme biased opinion, but would you expect anything less? When I began thinking about this challenge day this morning the first word that came to mind, when thinking about ‘family’, was ‘monster’. It struck me as not the greatest start as many people (even my own family) would be offended by thinking of a monster in relationship to such … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 3

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500 words to share with you The Last Time I was Happy for a Week Straight   There’s a sort of greedy misconduct that comes with the life of anxiety and depression. It can have a way of consuming your life and so you might not be inclined to track the happy days verses the not happy days. At least I have found I can’t get too caught up in the pattern of the ups and downs. However, I can … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 2

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500 words for A Time I was Hurt These aren’t the 500 words I was originally going to give you. This story popped in my head and it felt easy to run from it because it isn’t something I try to relive often. Then I remembered Kirk’s words of wisdom: Write through the pain. Write through the self-doubt. I spent most of my afternoon doing the mental tango of why I shouldn’t write these words. I will be exposed and raw … Read More

500 Words Per Day – Day 1

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500 words to tell you About a Time I Lied   I sat on my parent’s bed away from the family hubbub and well-meaning eavesdroppers. My phone pressed my ear in desperation, desperate to make your words untrue, your failings not failures. I’m guessing this will end up the story of when I lied so many times it is hard to see the truth, except for now years later.   I had left work early. I had cleaned the house … Read More