Writing Prompt #4


I think you all know the rules by now. Less than 750 words, flash fiction.

The light fractured into pieces along the wall. The curtains pulled shut allowed little light into the room, but enough to notice every car that passed.

I lay on the bed trying to focus my breathing. To let my subconscious take hold. I was told that meditating will help, easier said than done when you’re stuck in a motel room right on the highway. So much for peace.

I still had the hospital gown on that I’d escaped in. My feet red raw and bleeding. Walking for miles barefoot in this climate wasn’t ideal. The dusty dry roads scattered with pebbles, stones and sandy grit. 

I’d been here now for 2 hours, I snuck in the room through the bathroom window, I shouldn’t be here and I hoped that no one would rent to room tonight. There was some small snacks in the fridge which I had eaten when I got here but now my stomach groaned in protest at the amount of crap I’d consumed.

I needed to get away from the doctors. They were just doing their job, I get that but I needed space to work through this. I was told it was an accident. I was walking down the road when a car came ploughing into me which had left me in a coma for 13 days. When I awoke I had no idea who I was or where I was from. They had not found any I.D on me and my DNA wasn’t on record. I was a non-dead Jane Doe.

I kept getting flashes of memories but never enough to grasp anything from. I had the feeling that may be this was the universe telling me my life was bad before and I was given a fresh start to reinvent myself. I could be anyone. I could have children or a husband, I could be a serial killer. I had no idea.

The only identifying thing I had were the tattoo’s that were down my arms, shoulders and back. I wondered what my inspiration had been when I got them. I liked them, tomorrow I am going to see if any of the studios in town recognise the work.

I figured if I couldn’t meditate then I should at least try to get some sleep. I blocked the door with the side unit so at least I would have time to get out should someone try and enter.

I got into the bed and it didn’t take long for me to fall into a deep sleep. 

I woke to the sound of a car pulling up. It was just getting light and the wall clock showed it was 5.53am.

I got out of the bed, straightened the covers and ate some more snacks, filling my coat pocket with more. I was grateful I had the coat, at least people didn’t stare so blantely when I walked past.

I crawled out of the bathroom window the way I had came and walked around to the main building. It was still and quiet with the exception of a lady dressed in a business suit getting into her car. 

I walked over to her and said hello.

” Oh, hello” she replied

I’m sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you were heading into town? My friends thought it was funny to take my shoes and I’d rather not walk back barefoot again”

She looked down at my feet, glazing over my long coat.

‘Urm, sure. Yes I can take you there. I have a pair of old squash shoes if you would like to wear them?’

‘That would be very kind of you, thank you’

The lady walked to the boot of her car and got some old battered white shoes out and have them to me. I opened the passenger door and slide in. The car smelt like fresh pine and was immaculately clean.

We drove in silence, I didn’t know what to say and she clearly didn’t either. When she pulled up to the road I got out.

‘Thank you for the lift.’ I said poking my head through the window.

‘You’re welcome, sorry I didn’t catch your name’

I thought for second before replying, 

‘My name is Andrea, Andrea Riley’

And with that I turned and walked away. That was my name now, one I had claimed until I could find out who I really was.

Thanks for reading and as always feel free to pop your story in the comments below or link to your blog post.

The Stationery Geekette x

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Planner Girls Collective: Scrapbooking Tips

Planner Girls Collective

Hey everyone,

Today’s PGC post is Scrapbooking Tips.

There is only one tip for me to really share as I don’t really scrapbook, more so I journal.

My tip would be ‘to see everything through scrapbookers eyes’ by this I mean to see everything as potential decoration. This could be leaflets that you can use, magazines you can cut up, leaves, newspapers, tickets, tags, pretty much anything that can be stuck down.

I have used a plethora of items in my journaling, leaves from my local Priory, twigs, cut out letters from newspaper articles etc.

They really do enhance the joy I get from journaling. They make it such fun to figure out uses for them.

If you have any scrapbook tips I would love to hear them, feel free to pop them in the comments below.

To see the tips the other ladies have, please visit their blogs below.

Kerry-May Makes

Ugly Bug Plans

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Life Documented 2017

Hey Everyone, 

I have posted previously about creative journaling that I do. Up until recently it was something I did to celebrate or mark an occasion or memory. This meant that I could go weeks without doing a page.

I had seen the lovely Geraldine mention on her BlogYouTube and Instagram something called The Documented Life project. Unfortunately the original project doesn’t run anymore however there is a Facebook group set up for a 2017 similar version.

Each week on the Life Documented 2017 Facebook group and blog a Prompt and Quote are posted for you to follow. There is also a monthly overall theme. Of course you don’t have to stick to the themes and you can do use your own ideas.

I didn’t start this journey until February but I’ve really enjoyed it so far. I really like the prompts and quotes as they force me to be more creative and think out of the box.

I will be posting regular updates on this project. 

Right, let me go through the spreads so far I have undertaken which are all in my Webster’s Traveler’s Notebook. 

My first week was Week 5.

Challenge: to incorporate a Zentangle or doodle in my journal.

Prompt: “Do not fear mistakes – there are none.” Miles Davis

Week 6

Challenge: Layers

Quote: “I love Layers” Alexander Wang

For this spread I actually did the ballons and tree’s as fold up flaps so I could write within them as you can see on the 2nd picture.

Week 7

Prompt: Valentine’s

Quote: Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth “Look you owe me” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky – Hãfiz 

For this spread I chose to do heart ballons for the week days amongst a night sky. Using quote on the tag.

And that is me up to date. This week’s spread is something that has taken me completely out of my comfort zone and made my inner perfectionist cry, but that’s a good thing! 

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x 

Webster’s Pages TN Review and Set-Up

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I was kind enough to receive the mint coloured new Webster’s Pages travelers notebook in a swap from a friend. I’d been eyeing these up for a while but really couldn’t justify the cost when I wasn’t sure of it’s quality or whether I’d use it.

When I first received it I was amazed by the colour, I had seen the pictures but it was so much nicer in person.

The leather quality is really nice too, it’s not too floppy but has lots of give, the internal fabric is really nice too.

The elastics are not too taught and have some nice give without having too much. This is bigger than a standard TN, in fact I could fit my full TN with it’s inserts inside this one without issue.

For me one of the best parts are the internal pockets, including a photo pocket. I love these. It’s just like the planner pockets in the ringed Websters Pages.

This would easily fit 6 inserts, if not more. I currently have 4 in there and there is so much more space.

I have set up mine to be my journal and creative space. I am still waiting for some inserts to arrive but I will show you what I have put together so far.

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I’d love to know if you use a Webster’s TN and what you think of it and how do you use it?

Thanks for reading

The Stationery Geekette x