Odd Spot of Writing

Odd Spot of Writing

A daily experiment in creative writing. Each weekday I write a micro short story inspired by the daily Odd Spot from The Age newspaper.
Oct
03
#211: Flames

#211: Flames

Josh warmed his hands by the fire. The smoke was keeping the mosquitos at bay as the sun fell behind
1 min read
Sep
30

#210: Swathes

The hangover has purged all memories of the night before. Pinpricks of light emerge here and there, a bathtub, a
1 min read
Sep
29
#209: Distill

#209: Distill

Josh fell into bed with his skin still raw from the shower. Skye moved closer to him without waking up.
1 min read
Sep
28
#208: Fleck

#208: Fleck

Skye reaches for Josh’s hand. She absent-mindedly digs her fingernails across his paint-flecked skin. He doesn’t resist, as
1 min read
Sep
27
#207: Streets

#207: Streets

Joshua picks up the charcoal. The earthiness of the stick sends a tingle up his arm and he feels the
1 min read
Sep
26
#206: Scared

#206: Scared

Doug stands a few metres from the window, just far enough that if Josh looked up, all he’d see
1 min read
Sep
23
#205: The Storm

#205: The Storm

He would later try to recall what he noticed first. It was certainly the brightness of the lights as the
1 min read
Sep
22
#204: Life

#204: Life

In the fire's glow, he could see Tracey hold sway. She was beautiful in any light. Her singlet curved her
1 min read
Sep
22
#203: Pencil

#203: Pencil

They shared an art studio. Or to be accurate, it was Joshua’s art studio, and he had a corner
1 min read
Sep
20
#202: Rival

#202: Rival

I entwined my earliest memories of Joshua with my lack of confidence. I am like the potted plant kept too
1 min read