Truthful Tuesday 25th October: Life in the 2000’s

Di is posting the question: Would you like to be a child growing up in today’s world?

I say that depends.

When you look at the world and all its advances but then look at something like Putin invading Ukraine or Trump causing a riot, it’s madness.

When you look at the world and all of its advances and think about how many more opportunities there are, it’s exciting.

There is a piece of me that would love to go back and redo a lot of things because I feel like I missed stuff. I missed understanding about career paths when I was younger, I missed understanding about ways to travel the world, all of the things and people outside of my bubble that are wanting to share their life.

I think it is all relative. Kids don’t know what we went through, just like I don’t know what my father went through living through the Depression. I mean, how do you judge which is worse?

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 10/25/2022

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

This month we will have prompts that have something to do with Halloween…

Today’s prompt is:

This is a picture that looks like a witch went head first into the side of a building while riding her broomstick.

*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!


New Book: A Study in Survival (Cozy Horror Romance/ Dark Academia)

Welcome the book tour for the second installment in the Endymion College trilogy, A Study in Survival by W.H. Lockwood!

A Study in Survival (Endymion College #2)

Expected Publication Date: October 27th 2022

Genre:  Cozy Horror Romance/ Dark Academia

She survived the spirit. She survived the demon. She survived term one.

Winter at Endymion College should mean only good things for Anna James: books, best friends, and studying Gothic Literature under the most handsome professor Anna has ever laid eyes on. Unfortunately, just as she prepares to relax and enjoy her very hard-earned place at this coveted university, an impossibly dashing stranger arrives to turn everything upside down.

Suddenly, Anna finds herself caught in a life-or-death struggle against a fiendish new supernatural assailant, and with explosive revelations and closely held secrets forced out into the open, a tragic history comes back to haunt Anna and her friends.

Knife skills and friendships will be put to the test as enemies, both human and paranormal, work to destroy everything Anna has fought to build.

Can Anna get to the bottom of her haunted apartment mystery and resist the eerily familiar charms of a gorgeous new interloper, all while trying to keep herself and her friends alive? Or will she and those she holds dearest be torn apart by a new kind of evil?

Equally as gothic, just as romantic, even more dangerous, packed full of ghost stuff and demon stuff, Endymion College 2: A Study in Survival is the inappropriately-amusing, cosy-horror sequel you’ve been waiting for. It’s time to enrol.

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About the Author

W.H. Lockwood writes feminist gothic and historical fiction, dark academia and cosy horror, all with a romantic twist.

Raised on a diet of Point books and Pepsi, only willing to leave her den to attend chess club at public school, W.H. Lockwood started writing at a young age and has kept this passion throughout her life.

Always a voracious reader, she obtained an undergraduate degree in literary studies from a gorgeous sandstone university, following that with a master’s degree in publishing and editing, then another master’s degree in astronomy, thus uniting her two great loves of the arts and science, leaving her utterly unqualified to cope with the real world.

These days, W.H. Lockwood works as a professional editor and can often be found aimlessly wandering through the coffee shops and bookstores of the beautiful city she calls home.

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