Hysteria 2020 April writing challenge with Eithne Cullen

April the first is not a joke in my household, instead it heralds the start of this year’s Hysteria Writing Competition. And this year our Writer in Residence is Eithne Cullen. Eithne has been given the challenge of coming up with a blog post each month that challenge you to get your thinking hats on and try something new out. Sometimes ideas come crashing into our heads and sometimes it’s hard to think of things to write about. When I’m stuck I turn to prompts. Each April NaPoRhiMoNet (http://www.napowrimo.net) sends out daily prompts and starters. I tried the first one today. I must admit, I found it hard to get my head around it, so I went for my daily walk (lockdown!) came home and tried again. The image that came to mind was a garden: you can never finish the work as the seasons change and things come back, like weeds to annoy you. Here’s the prompt, and the poem I came up with. This month’s writing challenge I’d like to challenge you to write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. For example, bowling, or shopping for socks, or shovelling snow, or teaching a child to tie its shoes. My  life’s a… a secret garden where people rarely go but beauty slips in unannounced like flowers that just appear, and joyful news arrives the way courgettes materialise and surprise, and all the picky ...
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