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Stories and more from Sunday Writers’ Club members
Sometimes writing can feel a bit like wandering. In the wilderness. Without a compass. And no map. Fortunately, other writers have been there before and have written handy guides to the undiscovered wilderness of the blank page.
Read on to discover the best writing guides, including Novelista: Anyone Can Write a Novel (Yes, even you) by Claire Askew.
I drove like my life depended on it. I really felt it did. Every empty street a wasteland bereft of humanity.
I had been so looking forward to the holidays. Although holidays seemed too rich a word for what we had this year. Of course we didn’t have to work, but the lines between work and home have blurred to an insignificant grey whisper like the vapour trail of a plane we used to see in the sky long after they had disappeared over the Atlantic and far away. Will the pilots even remember how to fly?
What better way to spread the Christmas joy than to share a delightful collection of Christmas stories from Sunday Writers’ Club members Tamara Raidt, Brigitta Serbán, Connie Phlipot, Jennifer Cornick, Sandra Völker, and Stephen Hewitt. These enthusiastic SWC members (and more) participated in our Secret Santa Story Share – writing a Christmas story and sending it by mail to another member.
This week, Sunday Writers’ Club member Sandra Völker takes us to the futuristic city of Serengia for a poignant story about trees and the destruction of their habitat in the name of progress, about waking up to their importance all too late. But perhaps in Sandra’s story, like the climate emergency we’re all living through, there is a glimmer of hope. What do you think?
Trams are a much-loved mode of transport–rattling and clanging along busy streets in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. But the Central European species of tram is particularly fascinating, as Sunday Writers’ Club member Connie Phlipot shares with us here.
Do you enjoy riding the tram? Please do share your thoughts about this story and how you feel about riding trams in the comments section at the end of this blog post.
This week we’re delighted to present two new stories from Sunday Writers’ Club members Brigid Whoriskey and Connie Phlipot. With a ghost at the stairs and a frightful discovery to a stone carver commissioned to capture the vision of a city in a century long past, these stories will take you on journeys of the imagination. We hope you enjoy them and encourage you to leave your thoughts for the writers and other readers.
We’re pleased to share with you the latest creative writing from Sunday Writers’ Club member Connie Phlipot.
In this month’s podcast, Scottish poet and Sunday Writers’ Club member Stephen Cuthbertson shares with us his fascinating writing journey and his latest poem titled “The Labyrinth”.
Enjoy reading two stories by Sunday Writers’ Club members Caroline Stevenson and Connie Phlipot. Writing inspired by the prompt: Paint me a picture of…
We’re pleased to present “A Cat’s Boredom” written by Vienna-based Sunday Writers’ Club member David Wiegl.
Sunday Writers’ Club member Angie Reitlinger-Zorn shares her creative writing with us, inspired by the SWC prompt: The Art of Living—use your wisdom to explore this topic, perhaps as words of advice to a friend
or child, or even as a gentle reminder to yourself. What makes for a good life?
Listen to an interview with Sandra Völker and her reading her brilliant short story: “The Story of a Smile”.
We’re pleased to present here two very fine short stories from one of our most imaginative and prolific members–Connie Phlipot. We hope you enjoy reading these, and we welcome your comments.
Welcome to Kulturverein Sunday Writers’ Club. You wouldn’t believe how happy (and relieved) I feel to be writing this welcome blog. It’s been a long, slow, frustrating, challenging, stressful, hair-pulling, fingernail-gnawing, late-night-drinking, caffeine-overdosing...
We’re thrilled so many writers submitted their stories and poems and feel in awe of the fantastic and fabulous ways you’ve been inspired by the two images from the Albertina Museum.
Our mission with Sunday Writers’ Club and the Sunday morning writing sessions is to help inspire the creative writer in you.
Sunday Writers’ Club Vienna flash fiction competition. Submission deadline: Sunday 24th May 2020, 12.00 noon Vienna time.
Sunday Writers’ Club Bookshelf Stories and Poems Challenge.
Two stories inspired by the prompt ‘Skeleton’, yet imagined in uniquely brilliant ways
The Light at the End of the Tunnel (3) Written by Paul Malone, Anmol Gandhi, Jon Pickering, Eleanor Kiesman, Gabrielle Smith-Dluha, Tamara Raidt, Caroline Stevenson and Keith Gray You can listen to the podcast here. From the lookout I spotted the box kite tangled in a...
The Light At The End Of The Tunnel (2) written by Paul Malone, Padraig O' Gorman, Alin Narmin, Elena Soriano, Geanina Turcanu, Petra Haiderer, Eithne Bradley, and Keith Gray. You can listen to the podcast here Photo by 甜心之枪 Sweetgun on Unsplash From the lookout I...
Sunday Writers’ Club’s first brilliant story relay! Story Relay 1 (of 3) written by Paul Malone, Emma Downey, Jasmin Fürbach, Connie Phlipot, Marianne Graninger, Jennifer Cornick, Paul Sloan, Holly Girling and Keith Gray.
You can also listen to the podcast!
Midnight at Run a Dub Dub By Emma Downey Plenty of time to scrub Under yellow strip light Wash them, fold them whiter than white All the grime that you gather Disappears in glorious lather The delicates, the wools, darks and smalls Come inside and wash them all Scrub...
We’re in a scenario which just weeks ago sounded absurd.
“There’s no place to go, nothing to see, and no one to meet.” So let’s Write!
We’re pleased to present the latest creative writing from two Sunday Writers’ Club regulars–Caroline Stevenson and Jonathan Pickering-
As co-founder of Sunday Writers’ Club (SWC) in Vienna, the most common question creative writing participants like you ask me is this: “My English isn’t that good, does it matter?”
The beauty of writing is that you can be anywhere you wish as soon you put pen to paper. Here’s a trio of stories from SWC members all looking outside, while we’re all staying inside.
The latest creative writing from one of Sunday Writers’ Club most prolific writers–Emma Downey. The Lane is rich with imagery, emotion and poignant memory. Read and enjoy!
It is always a nice day for this walk, even when it’s raining or cold. There are so many stories to tell on this walk. Big ones and small ones.
Fearfully good writing from the Sunday Writers’ Club. Stories inspired by phobias and fears. Writers include Connie Phlipot, Keith Gray and Maria Foldeaki
Despacito by E Bradley His car was nice. Tight. Got a shine on it from going to the car wash every week. Little air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror, everything. He knew girls liked nice cars. Made them throw themselves at you. Every time he got in and...
Brand new story from Connie Phlipott written at a recent SWC session.
Short stories from Sunday Writers’ Club in Vienna, Austria.
Writing competition winners!
SWC final creative writing session 2019 at Ferrari Caffe und Pasticerria in Vienna A big thank you to everyone who attended our final creative writing session for 2019 at Ferrari Caffe und Pasticerria in Vienna. Being the final session for the year, we tried something...
Sunday Writers’ Club creative writing by Connie Phlipot.
A whimsical story of magical friendship by Jon Pickering.
Kira set the cardboard box on the floor. Tape had not stuck well — the air had been too humid — so she had tied a twine around the box. Now the knot had tightened to an impossible-to-break lock. She looked around the room for scissors or a...
No trick! Here’s a nostalgic Halloween treat from Connie Phlipot.
This week's post title sounds like a story title in itself, but actually it's an intriguing composition of the following two stories: Hell is by Laura Weichselbaumer and The Lost Leg by Caroline Stevenson We hope you enjoy reading both these stories written by two...
‘There was a fox on the road, I nearly ran over the poor little fellow. Luckily I was inching along in the car because of the fog out. He just stepped out of the ditch in front of me, I’d say he thought he would have the road to himself in those early hours, he’s a...
Many thanks to Connie Phlipot and Jonathan Pickering for their contributions this week. We hope you enjoy reading their creative writing that came out of the Sunday writing sessions. And you are very welcome to leave a comment or share. Photo by Krzysztof Niewolny on...
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