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Writing Workshop: The Fry that Flew

Welcome back to the Wednesday Writing Workshop link-up! At the bottom of this post you’ll find the widget to post the link to your workshop posts. We’ve got lots of new contributors taking part this week – should be a good one!

But first, I guess it’s my turn.


No time no time no time. Damn me and my inability to say no to any opportunity or switch off to any new idea. I should be starting to write the short story I have due in just after Christmas. But things keep cropping up. Fun things, exciting things, potential filled things. And ooh look I’ve done another 4 hours work today and no story… oops.

So I’m going to be good and keep it brief. And tell you about a dream I had last week. It was one of those dreams you just didn’t want to wake up from, it was THAT good.

You see, I was one half of a elite crime fighting duo, the other half of which was… Stephen Fry. He could fly people, the Fry could FLY! I, on the other hand, seemed to have no such exciting abilities, but my company (in a pink fluffy cat costume) seemed to be the calming influence in his life that he needed to carry out his super hero tasks without mental breakdown.

Most of the dream consisted of me curled up under a chair as Stephen did an interview, and then playing duets with him on the piano in a huge house (which was actually a shopping centre) jam packed full of people. Despite my reluctance to start thinking about Christmas, it WAS Christmas, with a huge 30ft tree in one corner and twinkly lights. We sang carols and all swayed like some kind of ‘It’s A Small World’ diorama. And then Stephen flew away… to save some animals or something I don’t know. I think I shed some tears as I banged out Oh Little Town of Bethlehem. It was all quite moving…

Now. I would like you to analyse. Get your Freudian hats on (or Jungian if that’s more your flavour) and tell me…

What the hell does this MEAN??!!


So now it’s your turn! What prompt did you choose?

Writing Workshop Badge

1. Write a letter to your 16-year-old self
- Inspired by NotSupermum’s beautiful and touching post this week

2.What’s your guilty pleasure?
- Suggested by Leslieanne at Life with a Little Dude

3. Write about a dream you’ve had recently
- Inspired by Tim at Bringing Up Charlie and his bizarre dream of bloggers invading his living space!

4. I want to know your claim to fame (lame or otherwise)
- Inspired by Brits in Bosnia who is achieving some notoriety in her little town.

5. What do you do or where do you go to escape the stresses of every-day life?
- Inspired by ME! and my urban sanctuary this week.

Leave your name and the URL to your post in the MckLinky below (the URL should be to your post not just to your blog) andleave me a comment to let me know you’ve taken part. If you have the time it would be great if you could try and read and comment on at least two other entries. And be kind! It’s supposed to be a bit of fun – we’re not looking for the next Booker Prize winner here!

If you haven’t had chance to respond yet, then you’ve still got today! Or just wait till next week, when there’ll be five brand new prompts to get you thinking.

This Writing Workshop is brought to you in association with Mama Kat’s Losin’ It – who’s lovely author came up with the concept and runs her own workshop over in the U.S.


  1. It’s obvious what it means. Stop with the bah humbug and embrace all things festive!

  2. Wow…I can’t even begin to sort that one out. Seems like you like Stephen Fry though!

    Happy Christmas! ;)
    .-= Karin @ Cafe Bebe´s last blog ..Do You Hear What I Hear? =-.

  3. Absolutely no idea, but I LOVE Stephen Fry. He is so lovely. So at least you chose a great superhero. And a fluffy pink cat costume, eh? Well, that I COULD read a lot into. ;-)
    .-= Mwa´s last blog ..What bit me in the arse, what happened to the poo, and why exactly we’re fucked =-.

  4. *giggles* great great dream :)
    .-= april´s last blog ..Tentative Connections… =-.

  5. Hi there, I had fun contributing to this challenge with a Dear Diary entry. Best of all was finding my old diary from when I was that age. Thanks for leading the challenge!

  6. Another brilliant workshop, Josie.
    I could have spent hours writing a post for each prompt, but like you I am time poor!
    Stephen Fry is a national treasure and he wants you to put your tree up! x
    .-= SandyCalico´s last blog ..A letter to my 16-year-old self =-.

  7. I managed to take part this week yay!

    Some excellent entries so far, i must dash and go and read the rest!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Realisation =-.

  8. Well I’ve had a go for the first time after seeing it on another blog, I love this idea and will definately be following! Have loved having a go!

    .-= Hayley´s last blog ..Writing Workshop: A letter to my 16 year old self… =-.

  9. Easy – Freud = sex. You and Stephen… you know!
    Jung = religion. You think Stephen is a god.
    Oh, and you’ve a deep-seated aversion to liquorice allsorts…
    .-= Timmy ´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday… =-.

  10. Come on start being festive, you know subconciously you want to!!
    .-= TheMadHouse´s last blog ..Writing Workshop on a Wednesday =-.

  11. You just need to camp it up Girl

  12. Not nearly brave enough to share my dreams in public, so good on you. As for interpretation, I am concerned about the pink fluffy cat costume. The Stephen Fry part seems fine.
    .-= Theresa´s last blog ..With Twenty Years More Life Experience =-.

  13. Goodness, the thought of Stephen Fry putting anyone’s tree up makes me go all wobbly! I will, I will, I will conquer my fear (not least of putting in a widget link thing) and do a writing prompt post. Such a good idea, and I love reading them.

  14. Some of my dreams are a bit weird for putting out in the public domain, but I have been trying to take part for weeks and this week I finally did reading all the entries.

  15. Ha ha – I just can’t stop laughing at the thought of you in a pink fluffy catsuit!!!

  16. I don’t know what the dream means, but it is surely brilliant :)
    Stephen Fry would make a great superhero, wouldn’t he? You should write a screenplay – no, hang on, you’re supposed to be NOT adding to the jobs list :P

    Once again, brillo-pads workshop – thank you for including my idea too – very honoured! xx
    .-= little dudes mummy´s last blog ..Guilty, Your Honour. =-.

  17. Just had to say that I have once again missed a writing workshop. Every week I mean to do it and then other things side track me. And I had a post in my head for a long time that I wanted to write to my 16 year old self. One of these days!

  18. I think it means you like Stephen Fry and you want to dress up as a pink fluffy cat!
    .-= Rosie Scribble´s last blog ..On reflection… =-.

  19. I think this dream reflects that Stephen Fry is a comforting and heroic figure to you, as he is for many of us. It’s odd, given that we only know him from his media appearances (of so many varieties), but doesn’t he seem to be the kind of guy you’d love to ACTUALLY know? Intelligent, quick-witted, awfully nice and somehow… safe.

    Or is that just me?
    .-= Michael´s last blog ..My escape =-.

  20. Sorry to hijack your comments post… but i just wanted to thank everyone for their lovely, kind and supportive comments on my recent post. I figured people were more likely to read my thanks and gratitude here than revisit my blog haha.

    Sorry again!

    PS – Roll on next week i want more prompts! =)
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Realisation =-.

  21. I agree with Michael – it’s kind of a comfort dream which also reflects managing underlying stress you have about Christmas (the tears). I’m intrigued by the fluffy pink cat costume.
    .-= Dad Who Writes´s last blog ..Letter To Adolescent Who Writes =-.

  22. Hi Josie – sorry I’m late with my homework lol! I love doing these they’re such fun – thanks for hosting this every week.
    .-= Ellen´s last blog ..Letter to a 16 year old me =-.

  23. No idea but it was a fun read…but it couldn’t be anything else featuring the fabulous Mr Fry :-)

  24. Ooo.. I am silly! Just realized the kinda deadline was yesterday! I was never good with deadlines at school! Oops! :) x
    .-= Emma Louise´s last blog ..My Claim To Fame =-.

  25. I also am behind but I is tired!!
    Have had added my fame post and obviously am now selling autographs
    Much <3


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