5 tips to beat writer’s block

Writer's block. You have most probably heard about it at least once in your life, and maybe you've even experienced it. But is writer's block a self-limiting excuse, or is it real? The debate is still very much alive in the writing community. But whatever side you are on, writer's block is a problem that... Continue Reading →

The million-dollar penny

A young boy was sitting on a bench, swinging his feet back and forth, waiting for his mother to finish her shift at the nearby clothing factory. As he was kicking small rocks to pass the time, he bent down when he saw something that did not look like a usual rock. "It's money!" he... Continue Reading →

Sunshine and rainbows

On her way home, a young woman was dribbling her basketball while walking down the side of a road coasted by a vast forest. As darkness fell, thunderstorms could be heard, predicting a torrent of lightning and rain later in the evening. There was less and less traffic on the road, yet the woman did... Continue Reading →

The phone call

"No, no Brian, that's what I'm telling you; we can't go and hide it there, where it can easily be found."Molly was playing peacefully with her dolls in her room when she overheard her mother talking on the phone in the next room. Curious as any 5-year-old girl would be, she enjoyed wondering with her... Continue Reading →

Through the window

It was a warm fall evening on October 30. Jessica was trying on her costume to see how she would look the next day at the Halloween party organized by her university student council. A gentle autumn breeze made its way through the half-open window. Jessica could feel the wind blow on her thigh as... Continue Reading →

Crystal clear thoughts

I recognize this place; I've been here several times. The last time was three days ago. I would come more often if people stopped staring at me all the time. This place recognizes me as much as I do. They say I'm a crazy man. But what makes me different from them? Aren't we in... Continue Reading →

The painting

Staring at the blank canvas in front of their eyes, two lovers wondered how they would decorate it. They would never agree on anything. One was impulsive and hot-tempered; the other was calm and thoughtful. One was loud; the other was soft-spoken. One was outgoing; the other was withdrawn from the world. They were so... Continue Reading →

The old woman

An old woman stood leaning against the wooden fence separating the land from the sea. Her eyes were staring blankly into the distance. The sunlight was reflecting on the deep blue waves.A young boy passing by stopped right next to the old woman. He had noticed that she had stood in the same place for... Continue Reading →

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