Welcome to The Writer's Terrace - a haven for writers.

The Writer's Terrace (formerly known as The Written Word) is a haven for writers to come and share the expression of their hearts in our little "terraced garden" of women and friends. We don't have deadlines or assignments, just the opportunity to share the things we write.

We would love to have you join us and share your writing. Feel free to speak and write from the heart in whatever form you desire, but please no offensive language. Stories, poetry, free-write, letters, whimsical - anything that takes your fancy.

If you would like to join us please go to The Writer's Terrace Yahoo Group and fill out the application.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Forever Twilight by Stina

Forever Twilight

The gentle breath of twilight
casts a magic glow
Enveloped in the promise
a new hope for tomorrow -

Its spell is but a glimmer
a silent interlude
Entwined between two lovers
beneath the still new moon -

Her heart beat gently falters
while his own does no more
As their souls eclipse the moment
forever they live for -

Her breath is but a whisper
his touch as cold as ice
As together they surpass the breaking dawn
in love's gentlest lullaby's.

© Christina
28th July 2009

Time to Say Goodbye by Linda

Time to Say Goodbye

I first saw you as a little boy
And held you in my arms,
I was captivated
By the measure of your charms.

You grew and needed me
To help you on your way.
The seasons passed too quickly
And soon had dawned the day.

The day you no longer needed me
To calm and allay your fears,
We had shared laughter and play
Sunshine and tears.

Little boy no longer – now you stand tall
Towering well above me.
Heartsick I realize that I must let you go ~
That I must let you be.

With tears in my eyes
I realize you have gone away.
That you have seen the dawning
Of your final day.

I know that you enjoyed life
And for everyone did your best.
We who loved you most of all
Must finally let you rest.

Roses – how you loved them!
And these my final gift to you,
Fragrant and sweet
And kissed by the morning dew.

I shall always remember you
And my memories will be sweet,
As I walk among the roses
Their petals at my feet.

© Linda J. Vaughan
July 26th 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July Challenge Themes

Here are your challenges for the Month. You may do as many or as few as you choose.
All compositions MUST be written by you.
The following are prompts to help inspire you - you are free to share other writings as well. If you participate in these challenges just be sure to Identify the Room you are writing in (ie "The Writer's Terrace")
PLEASE NOTE: the new room - "Room with a View" for group discussions and also writings inspired by the topic. For the writer who writes "from a particular view".
Remember...be creative and have fun!

The Writer's Terrace and The Poet's Corner

Twilight - New Moon - Eclipse - Breaking Dawn
....these are the titles of each book in the Twilight series.
Write a poem or story using all of these words in whatever way they inspire you.

Christmas in July
Here in Australia many places have such an event as this is our winter but what if the northern hemisphere celebrated in their summer? What if we "traded places" so to speak and Christmas was in winter for us and summer for others?

Write a poem or story inspired by the following picture:

The Literary Lounge

Imagination Prompt
If chocolate was a vegetable

"Recipe" Challenge
Bake a Friendship Cake in the form of a poem

ABC Challenge
Write an ABC poem - like an Acrostic where each line begins with the next letter of the alphabet. Can be as short or as long as you like.

Imagination/Number Challenge
Write using the number SEVEN in whatever way inspires you

Word Association
Take the following word, associate it with another and use that as the theme for your poem or story - Hope

Room with a View
(these can be shared through poetry, article, letter or just a friendly banter and conversation)

Who would you trust most with your life? Why?

The Word Alcove

affray \uh-FRAY\, noun:
A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl.

ebullient \ih-BUL-yuhnt\, adjective:
1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
2. Boiling up or over.

prescience \PREE-shuns; PREE-shee-uns; PRESH-uns; PRESH-ee-uns; PREE-see-uns; PRES-ee-uns\, noun:
Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.

verdant \VUR-dnt\, adjective:
1. Green with vegetation; covered with green growth.
2. Green.
3. Lacking experience or sophistication; naive.

The Book Nook

Share with us a Book you have read recently. Review it and tell us what you think of it. Don't forget to include Title, author and ISBN (google it, if in doubt)