Monty’s Never Have I Ever – 1st Edition

So our friend Monty has issued his own quizzical challenge over on his blog. And since I am not one to back down from a challenge, I'm game. Here are the rules... 1) Monty has provided one “Never Have I Ever” question for us to answer. The question will be about Monty (Never Has Monty … Continue reading Monty’s Never Have I Ever – 1st Edition


Bloganuary the Fourteenth

Welcome back to Bloganuary, the daily encouragement from WordPress for bloggers to post something each day. If you want to participate in Bloganuary, just click here! Today’s prompt is to write about a challenge you faced and overcame. When I was a teenager I had an eating disorder. As a high school freshman, I was hospitalized for … Continue reading Bloganuary the Fourteenth

Sunday Scribblings #35 – Houseplant

Welcome to Sunday Scribblings! Each Wednesday I will post a new prompt here at The Confusing Middle. Be as creative as you want with the prompt and post something over on your own blog. Then come back here and leave a comment with your link so that everyone can check out your post and see … Continue reading Sunday Scribblings #35 – Houseplant

Mastermixmovies’ Second Challenge

Name: ChloeSetting: SaunaObject: Toy spiderEmotion: Embarrassment "Chloe is going to totally freak out when she sees this!" Trevor said excitedly to himself as he unboxed his latest prank. In the comfort and privacy of his bedroom, the 13-year-old gently removed the bubble wrap from an over-sized mechanical tarantula. From the bottom of the box, he … Continue reading Mastermixmovies’ Second Challenge

BlankCanvas’ Challenge

Name: Miss MildredSetting: Steam TrainObject: HarmonicaEmotion: Disgust "Miss Mildred," whined little Sarah from the bed in her family's private train car. Mildred, the girl's nanny, rolled her eyes as she marked her place in her book and picked up the oil lamp by which she was reading. Mildred had made this trip with Sarah nearly … Continue reading BlankCanvas’ Challenge


This week, our Sunday Scribblings prompt is Revolt. If you decide to write a post based on this week's prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here's what I did with it... Frank stood in the middle of the kitchen. He was braced … Continue reading Revolt

For the Love of Books’ Challenge

This week's challenge is a little different. This time, I've been given an opening line: "Rounding the corner, his heart stopped when he saw..." "Rounding the corner, his heart stopped when he saw..." said Jimmy, suddenly silencing his reading voice for added suspense. "Saw what?!" asked Beth. The little girl sat in her father's lap, … Continue reading For the Love of Books’ Challenge

Paul’s Challenge

Name: WillieSetting: Neighbour's BasementObject: Old RefrigeratorEmotion: Disgust Willie raised his head, just to the point where his eyes were above the windowsill. He was desperate to see what the crazy old man next door was up to. "You know," said Willie's mom, "it would nice of you to go next door and lend Mr. Walker … Continue reading Paul’s Challenge

Teresa’s Challenge

Name: Lucy Setting: Train Object: Key Emotion: Anxious Lucy Michaels was 11-years-old the first time she rode on a train. Over the years, as she grew older, she would remember a confusing combination of feelings as she was led to her seat, which was right beside the social worker whom she had met only two … Continue reading Teresa’s Challenge

Ashley’s Challenge

Name: Jess Setting: Waterfall in the forest Object: A spoon Emotion: Fear He was having a hard time catching his breath. But that's because he was finding zero opportunities to stop or even slow down. What was supposed to be a simple hiking trip that led into a simple camping trip had become a slightly … Continue reading Ashley’s Challenge