40 minutes stories · Short Stories

Rambles – Miguel Trindade (40 minute story)

Note: This story was created in 40 minutes in one of our writing sessions. The story is based on the following writing prompts: Story cubes – peek (by a door), paper and scissors (cut), pointing and directing (two people walking, holding hands, guy pointing in front of the girl)

Rambles – Miguel Trindade

She rambled around the room, rambled and rambled looking at clothes and objects lying here and there, on the floor on the couch, on the table, under the table.
The place was a mess. Not chaotic but definitely not comfortable as she’d like or expect.
Until nine there was some time to kill, but she couldn’t find how.
“In order to organize the room, one first has to attain a clear mind.”
at least these were the teachings of the spiritual leader and yoga teacher, friend of a friend.
So, no room cleaning this time.
Her little brother pecked on the door, looking for something. His small and lively animal spirit always wanting to know what was happening, interrupting studies and sneaking at not the best moments, made her happy.
She really couldn’t imagine her life without him.
He had some thick papers in his hand to do some drawings, origami and stuff.
Fair enough.
Crossing the park, at eight fifty was just in time to arrive where he was waiting. Some kind of surprise, he took her hand and led her through the streets. Noises mixed together, passerbies passing by.


Prague Microfestival Poetry Competition

Attention all aspiring poets!

Have you heard about the PrAgUe MiCrOfEsTiVaL pOeTrY cOmPeTiTiOn?
It’s the only open poetry competition in Prague, so a great opportunity for all the creative writers in Prague. Extra bonus – there are great prizes up for grabs. Give it a shot!

Some more info:

• Up to 2 poems per person
• Written in Czech or English
• All poems must be 16 lines or less
• We want new work. Poems must be unpublished.
• Submission deadline: 12 noon, Sunday 14 May 2017.

• Read your poem on stage at the PMF finale (21 May)
• Literary translation of your work into Czech or English
• Publication in the PMF9 zine
Winners will be announced at PMF9 finale (21 May).
Poets must be planning to attend.
This prize aims to discover new talent, so please don’t enter if you are already well-published.
Email your poem entry to
pmf.pfp@gmail.com or message it to us on Facebook

More info is on the Facebook page of the actual event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1831301150527009/. Thanks for sharing and see you at the next meeting!