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Start Over… (Writing Prompts)

Atlin Merrick Writing Prompts

What a difference a week or two makes. Sorry there wasn't a writing prompt up last week, as we know, shit got real for a lot of us. That's when Trinity College Dublin shut down, where I'm doing my masters degree, and like you I had Other Things On My Mind. Without further ado here's this week's writing prompt. I'd super duper appreciate a short comment of hello, a bit of companionship as it were, even if they don't feel inspiration brewing for this particular prompt.   Just for Writing Inspiration And a reminder, these are always and ever just...

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Feline Dictators & Home Offices

Gowerstreet

By Dee / Gowerstreet The first rule of working from home under the gaze of a Feline Dictator is that All Surfaces Belong To Her. No matter that there is an acre of sofa and two beds upstairs on which she could sprawl, not to mention the puddle of sunlight on the rug. If I am at the computer, She Who Rules will pay a visit to hunt out spelling mistakes. The funniest part is when I am using the transcription software on my laptop. If we are the only beings in the house, I simply cannot be talking to the...

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Cope and Hope (Also Known as Do Shit)

Atlin Merrick Cope and Hope Help for Writers Shouty Encouragement

This worldwide illness, losing a job, having depression…a million and one things can leave us feeling powerless. I want to share one single thing that helps me in tough times again and again. Though this thing doesn't "solve" my problems usually, it does help me cope in the meantime and if I cope I can hope, you know? When I'm feeling powerless I…do stuff. The thing I do most is write, because writing is my power. I love it, I'm good at it, I can do it anywhere or any time. After my college closed down last Wednesday—three weeks before...

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The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Book Reviews

By Narrelle M Harris Improbable Press' Atlin Merrick and Lee Harper, creator of the History Bones dioramas, are collaborating on a book for Clan Destine Press.One of the subjects in the book is the 'mother of modern forensics' and fellow-diorama-maker, Frances Glessner Lee, whose miniature crime scenes are still used to train Baltimore police detectives. Here, I review a fascinating book about the 'nutshell studies' and their creator. Book Review: The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death I first saw Corinne May Botz’s book at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in New York. It is a collection of art photos taken of...

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The Hanging Tree… (Writing Prompts)

Atlin Merrick Writing Prompts

So many wonderful stories for the previous writing prompts! "I watch you while you sleep, watch your scales changing colour as you dream. Are you dreaming of me?"    …and… 'Some things in me will never change. You’re still the venom, and you’re still running through my veins.'    …and… '"It’s…fascinating how the…threat of…losing something…precious, losing you, made everything so…clear to me. I’m…so…sorry, John. Now…please…kiss…me…before I…pass out."'    …and… '"Then open your lungs, my dear fire siren. Your song will lead them to their deaths…"' And much more! Such delicious stories, won't you tell some more? These Writing Prompts Will...

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