Red Passion Writings

A collection of short stories and poems from a queer romance writer

Archive for the month “December, 2012”


Well NaNoWriMo finished last Friday and I definitely didn’t reach the 50,000 word target for my novel. I reached the 6,000 word count. Not much, but I had a feeling I wouldn’t be able to reach the target. My creativeness disappeared when work got extremely busy, and although I wanted to give NaNoWriMo a good go, I just couldn’t sit down and write 2,000 words a day. But, as an email from the NaNoWriMo team said, that fact the I took the step to start NaNoWriMo and that I had written something is a good achievement. I had started writing my novel. Next year, I will have my material prepared long before November, and I will endeavor to write as much as I can during NaNoWriMo. I think it is a great concept and I’ve recommended it to a friend and family member.



Sunset colours in the sky
Deep and pale pink
Upon wispy clouds
Above farm houses
And fields
Rainforest and pine trees
Silhouetted against
The darkening coloured sky


A summer afternoon
Warmth in the air
A cool breeze
Blowing the skirt of my dress
As I wait on the station platform
Welcome heat
After the artificial coolness
Of air conditioning

Afternoon light
Bright yet softening
Evening is approaching
A train journey home
Work left behind
A sense of relief and joy
I will see her again
And I will be home

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