Goblin Door Prompt by Rosie Amber

Goblin Door Prompt by Rosie Amber.

Here a little piece I wrote today for a writing prompt on the Community Story Board blog. Any one can join in and it has lots of fun prompts and ideas for writers.


After falling and falling for ever Alice reached the ground with a bump, she’d landed on a pile of moss, dried leaves and dandelion fluff. It had eased her landing a little, but not much. She sat up rubbing her legs and adjusting her eyes to the gloomy darkness.

“Where had the Goblin disappeared to?” She thought. He was a funny looking Goblin, not that she really had much experience with Goblins. This one had white pointy ears and she swore he had a white fluffy tale appearing from under the tweed jacket that he was wearing. “What was that he had been muttering? Something about being late!”

Alice peered down the long corridor, there was a dim light flickering at the far end, way, way off. She got up and brushed down her clothes. Mother would be cross, her clothes were covered in dust and dirt. She looked above her head, back up to the surface at the top of the hole she’d fallen through. The sky was pale blue with cotton wool clouds, but there was no way she could climb back out.

She returned her attention to the tunnel. The Goblin had gone down here, there must be a way out. She cautiously set off taking in the damp earthy smell of the tunnel and running her hand over the walls of hard packed soil. As she made her way slowly along, she could just make out doors off to the left and the right, they were all different sizes, some were tiny, big enough for a mouse or a rabbit. There was no order to the doors and no names on them, or any indication to where they might lead. “Just where had the Goblin gone?”

Alice decided to started trying to open doors which looked large enough for her to go through, but each one she tried was locked tight and there was no sign of a key. Just as Alice was beginning to think she would never get out of the tunnel and return home she came across a door whose handle rattle with hope as she tried to twist it. She twisted to the left, but nothing happened and she nearly gave up when she decided to try turning the handle the opposite way. She heard the latch click and she gently pushed the door. She thought caution her best option, after all she didn’t know what was on the other side, and she wasn’t sure if Goblins were friendly. She had to bend over and almost crawl on hands and knees if she was going to get through the small space. Just then she heard a voice which made her hesitate….

” I refuse to play one more game of croquet with that Woman. Queen of Hearts? More like Queen of Clubs. I’ve more bruises on my legs than I’ve had hot cups of tea! Where’s that Goblin anyway? He’s always late!” Said a man who had his back to Alice. He was wearing a large hat and he’s sounded pretty mad with the Queen. Alice peeked out of the door once more, she couldn’t see anyone else that the man could be talking to, there was a large cat who was sat on top of a high cupboard, “Surely he wasn’t talking to the cat?” Alice glanced at the cat to reassure herself and gasped, did he really just wink at her? She looked at the cat again whose face broke into a huge grin which took up the whole of his face.

Just then there was a loud “Thunk” sound from beyond the room, then silence followed by a booming woman’s deep voice which shouted “Off with his head!” Alice shuddered and withdrew back through the door, perhaps she’d try another door instead!

Community Storyboard Prompt

There is a prompt over at the community storyboard to write a piece about an object in the room.

Here is my piece;

There’s an Angel in the room with me everyday. Some days I need my Angel and other days whizz by without a thought.

My Angel reaches out to me and offers advice from within, words of wisdom and comfort. I’m very young in the world of Angels, with much to learn, mistakes to make and my own path to take. My Angel is a picture on the box of a pack of cards. Inside are shinny glossy cards to shuffle and hold, to ponder and read. Given to me by a friend they are to use as I wish to accept or reject as the whim takes me.

I love to feel the cards and pretend they call to me. I close my eyes and choose a card, sometimes more than one and I delight in turning them over and reading their advice. I keep it simple, I yearn to feel the light and just enjoy the moment.

Let’s play the game; I’ll shuffle the cards and you think of me, I’ll draw out a card for us to share today…..

The card we’ve chosen is so very apt;

“Imagination” – it says “Thoughts are the building bricks of life, for everything begins with a thought. Add creativity to thoughts and you have imagination!” (Pocket Angel Cards by Diana Cooper)

Go forth and be creative!

Good Deeds week 14th – 20th July

This week I shall pass the 3 month stage, (That’s a quarter of a year Wow!) of my plan to do at least 1 Good Deed a day for a year. Fellow readers can see my weekly update from the Home page of this blog, but the inspiration comes from reading “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly, a book that I thoroughly recommend. Here is my review of the book http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-1hL

Good deeds14th July – Today I’ve written a book review, finished another book and submitted my books for the September issue of Fleet Life. A truly early deadline due to the fast approaching school summer break. Set up a writing prompt for followers of the Community Story board.

15th July – My last morning helping out in school for the next few weeks as the teachers and children have a well deserved break. I’ve signed up to go back in September, it was so great to see what my group achieved over the year. Have been asked to review another book today, I said yes. Wrote a piece for the Community Story board and copied it onto my blog as I realised it was really a dedication to a lovely lady who died of cancer a few years ago.

16th July – Agreed to do another book review and I offered to help do a book promotion on 31st July here on the blog. Watch out for the new book by Charles E Yallowitz. It will be the second book in the Legends of a Hero series.

17th July – It has been a boiling hot day today and it didn’t look like I had any chances for Good Deeds until I decided to take a walk to the local Post Office to buy some stamps. Then I spied some litter and off I went, I made 2 bins drops of litter on the journey to the Post Office. On the way back I got even braver and quickly filled my hands with litter. Dropped the first lot in a bin, then I found a McDonald’s paper bag discarded on the ground, so I began to fill it with litter, When my bag was full, I found a plastic bag which I began to fill, finally dropping my load in a bin near home. A couple more pieces went into wheelie bins that were still on the footpath after the dustbin men had been around today, and boy did I feel good about picking up all that litter!

18th July – Added money to the Macmillan charity pot when I was at the shops. Helped my Mum pick vegetables from her garden which she can sell at a local market.

19th July – Heard that fellow blogger Ionia was poorly, so organised a writing prompt over at the community storyboard to wish her well. Had an absolute ball with everyone as they enthusiastically joined in.

20th July – Helped prepare flowers for the Sunday Church service whilst visiting my Mother-in-Law. Made chocolate brownies filled with fresh raspberries to take to a BBQ which we’ve been invited to this evening. I’ve taken delivery of the second half of my year’s supply of rice and pasta which I won in a competition and my cupboards are stuffed to overflowing, so I’m taking some with me to the BBQ for my hostess to share it around.

When I checked out Amazon.co.uk on 20th July Judith’s book was half price