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Our Winter 2020 Solstice Stories Project

Feelings of Winter

By Joe Murray Smith Steadfast on the light even hills Lush greensward soft beneath my feet clammy teasing wind flutters  spinning moments of sun turning warm, lifting to the theatre of day rays gently capture lustre bright upon the hills... Continue Reading →

Pale Snow

by Milly Watson My fingertips are numb, soaked within a coating of liquid frost, small clusters of ice still curling within the creases of a palm, spiking tiny stings of pain,yet I barely notice. Soft crunches ring out with each... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompts and Closing Remarks

To finish up our Solstice Stories project, here's some writing prompts from our Zoom sessions to get you writing. We hope you've enjoyed our meditations on winter and the changing of the seasons. Don't forget, as a writer you can... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt

Use the phrase below as a starting point for freewriting, a story or a poem. Feel free to share your piece in the comments if you'd like.

Let It Snow

by David Sedaris December 15, 2003Winters were frustratingly mild in North Carolina, but the year I was in the fifth grade we got lucky. Snow fell, and, for the first time in years, it accumulated. School was cancelled, and two... Continue Reading →

The Snowman

by Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winterTo regard the frost and the boughsOf the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long timeTo behold the junipers shagged with ice,The spruces rough in the distant glitter... Continue Reading →

Picture Prompt

Use the picture below as a starting point for freewriting, a story or a poem. Picture Courtesy of Pixabay Feel free to share your piece in the comments if you'd like.

Greek Solstice Myth – Persephone Stolen from the World

Persephone, daughter of Demeter, was so lovely she attracted the eye of Hades, King of the Underworld. One day as Persephone gathered flowers, a crack formed in the earth in front of her and drew her downwards to Hades. Soon,... Continue Reading →

Picture Prompt

Use the picture below as a starting point for freewriting, a story or a poem. Picture courtesy of Pixabay Feel free to share your piece in the comments if you'd like.

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