You looked lovely yesterday. Your hair suits you when you wear it like that, tied back to keep it off your face. Your beautiful, youthful face. You should wear it that way more often. He likes it that way.
You shouldn’t worry so much. You get so nervous when you’re…
As Sarah drove along the A5 on her way home from work, she spotted another dead badger on the side of the road. It had to be the tenth one she’d seen, at least. What the hell is going on? she wondered. It was not unusual to see roadkill on…
The first Dear Genie prompt has closed and what a wonderful selection of responses we had!
It has been our absolute pleasure to read each of the submissions exploring the topic of family — selecting the winners was not as enjoyable, for it proved to be a difficult task.
“A tot of whiskey in your tea,”
my grandma said to me
as she presented the cup and saucer
of warmth and love
and cold remedy.
“Mrs Timmis always has
a tot of whiskey in hers,
swears by it, er does.”
Grandma tells me
after handing me the cup.
Welcome to our pyrotechnic world,
where dreams sparkle so bright
we could write our words in light.
I’m surrounded by inspiration:
everywhere I look I see
bright sparks shining back at me.
Nature nourishes my soul,
feeding me visions every day,
inviting my senses out to play.
Enter the arts…
The obsession began when she first saw him in a late-night movie. It was instantaneous. His smile dazzled her, there was something about his eyes which captivated her, rendering her unable to see anything but him, and his voice was the sexiest thing she had ever heard. …
The family tree:
branches in all directions,
I am but one leaf.
The first Dear Genie prompt is here!
Family: the word has so many different meanings to so many different people.
Some of us think about our position, status, and role within our families. How far our family extends…
Michael sat down in the middle of the road and began to cry. It had been months since he’d allowed himself to think of her, but there, in the middle of the street he had called home for over ten years, in the greyness of the early morning’s emerging daylight…
So, you’re thinking about submitting a Dear Genie story — great! We look forward to reading it. In addition to the standard Genius in a Bottle submission guidelines, there are a few things to bear in mind when writing and submitting a DG story.