Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Day 28 – A song that no one would expect you to love

My tastes in music are quite eclectic and I really don't know what people would expect me to like, so this is a toughy. Instead of straining my brain I'm going to try to get the phrase ' A song that no one would expect you to love' or something along those lines into a flash fic.

Yes, I'm boring today, sorry...

Monday, 17 October 2011

Day 27 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry

When I'm angry I like listening to loud songs that I can practically shout the lyrics too, and preferably ones that I can put on in the car and turn up really loud. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head, and when I Googled 'angry songs' it came up with a list, most of which I didn't know.

The two songs that I did know from the list of about 50 were Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know and I hate you so much right now by Kelis.

I think today's prompt is 'hating someone'.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Day 26 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy

I absolutely love the new Twining's Tea advert with its beautiful animation and the soundtrack of Wherever You Will Go by Charlene Soraia. I don't know about something I listen to when I'm happy, but the song makes me feel happy and uplifted.

There are so many places I could go to get inspiration from this song. I could do a freewrite based on a picture from the advert; the title of the song 'wherever you will go' reminds me of the passage from Ruth in the Bible where she swears to stay with her mother-in-law wherever she goes*, so perhaps I could rewrite that in a different setting; I could use a cup of tea as the prompt; write something about being happy; the list just goes on and on.

* But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.”
When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.
(Ruth 1:16-18, New International Version)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Review - Beyond This Wilderness by John Thomas

Starting out gently, this story of spooky goings-on in a village church by Christian author John Thomas make for a spine-tingling read.

Starting quietly with a series of apparently minor disturbances at a village church, Beyond This Wilderness draws in the reader before launching into its main tale of an evil which was thought long buried.

Set in a tiny village on the Welsh border, the book opens with a series of letters between the parish priest and the bishop of Shrewsbury concerning a strange series of break ins happening in the village church.

This leads into the main part of the book - a 'testament' from a former vicar of the church where he reveals what the curse that lies behind the break ins is, and explains why the teenagers who have been found in the church have been acting so oddly.

The 'testament' is written in very old fashioned language, making it less easy to read than the letters at the beginning, but the Victorian phraseology and language make the story seem more real and pull the reader into the events on the page.

Published by Twin Books in 2011, Beyond This Wilderness has an RRP of £10.55.
ISBN 978-0-9534304-6-8

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Day 25 – A song that makes you sad

There are pieces of classical music that will make me cry, and I know there are several songs as well that I've heard as backing in films that have made me cry, but the one that leaps out is from the recent Phantom of the Opera film, when Christine agrees to stay with the Phantom to save Raoul's life.

Pitiful creature of darkness / what kind of life have you known? / God give me courage to show you / you are not alone.

Today's prompt: Being alone.