According to T. S. Eliot “Good writers borrow; great writers steal.” so this month we’re on a journey to borrow and perhaps steal from the greats who have gone before us as we are inspired by their greatness.
This month’s word is a set of words related to some of the classic writers whether for children, screen or adult. As with all word squares, the aim is to choose one word from each column and weave them into a story, a piece of flash fiction, a poem or even a first paragraph that sets the scene for the reader.
My effort is below.
My attempts to be the next Enid Blyton were failing miserably. The words, so clear in my head just an hour before had disappeared like a flock of birds into a darkening sky. I’d been behind the keyboard since five am, after waking early with the fragments of a dream I just had to get down on paper. I looked out at the sea below my window, it was so close I could hear the waves playing with the pebbles, pawing them into the surf and then pushing them back again. Frustrated, I got up and called Beeble, a walk would clear my head and perhaps help reassemble the jigsaw pieces of my story.
Now it’s your turn. Why not use the comment area below to share your ideas?
You never know it may turn into the inspiration for an entry to the Hysteria Writing Competition.