Svelty and Stock

Svelty and Stock It was my turn to seek. Again. . . . 99, 100. I turned around, pretending not to see Svelty—the size of a house and trying to crouch behind leafless trees. Svelty always felt bad about being found first. Stock—whip thin and camouflaged—felt bad he could never be found. It was an…

Muse on Monday – January 16, 2023

Story Prompt: January 16, 2023 Write a story based on the picture below. This picture has an eerie, otherworldly feeling to it, but that doesn’t mean that your story has to be. Part of the fun of writing with prompts is subverting expectations. In any case, have fun with it. If you want to share…

Muse on Monday – December 19, 2022

Muse on Monday – December 19, 2022 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone out there! We all probably have certain images of Christmas and similar adjacent holidays in our minds based on our experiences and what we see on TV and in movies. This may give an idea of what a Christmas story should…

Muse on Monday – October 10, 2022

Hello all, I hope you had a good weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians out there. The prompt for this week is the picture below. Story Prompt: October 10, 2022 If you want to share your story, you can either email me at info@greenwalledtreehouse.com or submit it at the link here. I’d love to…

Muse on Monday – September 5, 2022

No matter where you live or what your life is like, there is always beauty that pops up. Admittedly, if you live in a Swiss mountain valley, there might be more than if you live in a sewer, but there is nowhere without any beautify if you have the eyes to see it. This is…

Muse on Monday – March 14, 2022

Writing fiction deals a lot with making connections: connections between the characters, connections between the characters and the setting or with themselves, not to mention connections between the writer and the reader. This is a picture I took near my house and it made me think about all the connections, often invisible, in life and…

Muse on Monday – November 8, 2021

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining another Muse on Monday here at the Green-Walled Treehouse. I was on a trip in Central Asia for the last few weeks but I’m back now with a new prompt. Muse on Monday is a weekly writing challenge. Anyone can join and the idea is to write a story based…

Muse on Monday – October 11, 2021

Did you know that today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada? As a Canadian, I am thankful for all I’ve been given and thinking of all my friends and family in Canada. As someone living in the US, I didn’t get the day off. I hope you had a great day, even if you had to…

Muse on Monday – October 4, 2021

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new month. Did you know that the Space Age began 64 years ago today? That was the day the first satellite, Sputnik 1 was put into orbit. That should get you thinking of story ideas that are out there. Scroll down to read Oh, It Was…