Please Stay [FLASH FICTION]

Originally, this post was supposed to be a satirical piece revolving around an infatuated man. It’s deliberately lavish in detail and a little absurd in terms of emotions… yet, I discovered I can’t write about infatuation/unrequited love meaninglessly, and concluded with a more philosophical ending than I expected. In italics are questions, following the “interview/interviewer”…

Goodbye Moon [FLASH FICTION]

Sometimes a single word can ignite your imagination. I was extremely inspired by Emma’s amazing post, where the prompt was a simple (yet powerful) word: moon. The night is such a beautiful place to be, with the simplicity of darkness, away from the busy rush of daytime. Be dynamic during the daylight hours before returning to…

Goodbye December, Hello January (Welcome, 2014!)

School holidays, excessive philosophy-learning, a lot of reading… I really, really love vacation. It also happens to be my second-favourite month of the year, December, because without school there’s so much more time. I’m not complaining about school, but I do appreciate the spare 6-hours-a-day on weekdays. All the hobbies I want to take up,…

Cheerful, Isolated Harmony [FLASH FICTION]

The following piece is a short but visual piece of my regular mornings. It’s more of a timeless piece, so I was vague as to certain details. But basically, it’s a recollection of my daily awakenings at 6:30 AM (up before any of my family). This is also during summer, the current season in Australia,…

a collection of haikus

The Daily Prompt has inspired me to press “Publish” on some of the haikus I wrote today. In fact, I’m always scribbling down haikus, as they are undoubtedly my favourite form of poetry (I may even like writing them more than novels!) They focus on an average life with as few words as possible. It also…

Character Profile: Madi “Turtle” Yamato

Well, I have recently gone back to writing. Yes, I don’t deserve to call myself a writer after spending 18 days (!) not writing anything of my current work-in-progress. However, I went on a writing-spree with one of my best friends, Ivey, and managed to get 2,260 words done. It definitely isn’t my best for…

How I Found Inspiration for My Novel, The City Is Silent

This post is dedicated to missbluereader, who left lovely, encouraging words on my book, The City Is Silent, and was wondering where I found the inspiration from. And the truth is, although I can’t pinpoint every aspect of the novel itself, I have a general idea of where it started. But I should probably mention that inspiration…

My Hidden Life As A Writer

Once upon a time, I wasn’t just a writer: I was a romance-writer. And I wasn’t particularly interested in romance, or anything remotely like that. I suppose I still am not. It seems pointless, especially when you can be having the times of your life alone (says the antisocial wild-haired girl behind the computer). It…

The Most Uncreative Writer Ever Known

Today’s WordPress prompt is a rather interesting one. And, because it’s so interesting, I can’t find a suitable response –nor do I have an idea of what a “third-page” of an autobiography would look like. Would it still go on about my life as a toddler? Do I really have to share that information? Because,…

…Is Writing A Novel in 24 Hours

Am I insane? A novel in 24 hours? Wouldn’t it turn out as something I’d want to toss away immediately? What’s the point of this? Can I even do this? Am I kidding myself? Most of all, this won’t help at all. Right? No, definitely not. I can’t pull this off. Besides, my fingers will…

Official NaNoWriMo Winner + Hush, Little Baby, Don’t Say A Word Book Cover

Before anything is revealed, I’d like to point out that I, Ramisa Raya, am an official winner of NaNoWriMo. Yes, I’m ridiculously excited about this. I didn’t think I’d be able to complete NaNoWriMo (and technically, I didn’t, because I only completed 10,000 words via Young Writers’ Program) but I did. Somehow, with all those crazy…