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Weekly round-up — Week 20, 2020

May 11th-17th

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So lockdown eased up in some of the world this week… People are still going out wearing masks though, and social distancing is still in force.

I had tea with a friend for the first time in eight weeks, in her front garden, keeping two metres apart. It’s beginning to feel like the new normal.

Writing-wise, I put out my fourth IdeaStream, full of prompts and inspiration for writers.

I was mega impressed with Marilyn Flower who came up with not one but four limericks for my limerick starter. Warning: They’re a little bit lewd.

Not to be outdone, Caroline de Braganza dug deep in her limerick box; oo-er! Rudeness barometer off the scale!!

The sky at night never fails to amaze me.

A challenge from MuddyUm editor Susan Brearley had me reaching deep into my memory box

With a fifty-page document released to explain the reopening of life after lockdown, no wonder we are confused.

And still on the subject of being brief, I had to confess, like my mum, I don’t like panties.

A poetry prompt inspired a love poem for my wonderful man.

I tried my hand at writing all in cliches.

Saturday soup time!/selfie by author

I decided to resurrect my Caribbean cookery club, in a slightly different format…

Finally, I was beyond excited to join the roll call of writers with a feature page at The Bad Influence

Some stories from my peers that caught my attention this week

Jimmy Doom took the same 5 words as I did in Fight On, above, and look at what he did with them.

Holly Jahangiri had just a little bit of trouble with her exploding, er, boob.

Marie T Smith was left fuming by the different rules under a ‘united’ kingdom

Photo by Getúlio Moraes on Unsplash

Alex Boast with some really good advice on dealing with rejection.

That’s all I have for now.

I hope you emerge successfully from lockdown… if that’s happening where you are.

Till next week,

Wishing you health, wellness, peace, and happiness,

all best,




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Marla Bishop

Marla Bishop


Londoner, philosophy graduate, journalist, relationship coach, wife & mother. MA in Novel Writing; working on 1st novel. Follow me: