“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” -Jenn Proske

A droplet of hope may fall

Among the stridulent sands of the desert.

But even the heaviest rain may not fertilise,

A mind of sorrow and illiberality.



A fragment of star may fall,

From a night of bitterness and darkness.

But not even the sun may purify,

A heart of consternation and doubt.


So take the winds that push you

And live in a world of optimism and hope.

Do not live among the shadows

For life may improve from its state of now.

(Please do not copy or reproduce this poem without permission)


There is a new creative writing competition on the theme of ‘The Future’.

The piece may follow any format, such as poetry or non-fiction, providing that it totals less than 2500 characters (not including the title or any footnotes).

All participants will have their work shared and blogs linked to, however the winner’s work will be featured and blog linked to for a fortnight.

To enter, please use the contact section, or email me at:



The deadline for the competition is the tenth of February…

Thank you for taking part!