This week’s prompt from is: Secrets, Hiding Places and Niches

You can either free write using these questions as inspiration or answer the question as they are.

  1. Did you keep a diary or a journal? If so, where did you keep it? As a child I kept a diary, and it helped having a ”friend” to talk about my bullying. It wasn’t something I shared with my family, and I don’t think they know to this day I was bullied.
  2. Did you have treasures or money you hid from siblings or parents? Not really, I am the youngest of three. Both my sister and brother left home to get married, and I had no reason to hide things.
  3. Did you have a need to hide things your parents would not approve of, like cigarettes, etc.? Back then, cigarette smoking was more common place. I never felt the need to hide that I was smoking. I was sixteen and had started work. Most of my ”rebelling” was after school, when I thought I was an adult. Obviously I wasn’t.
  4. Thinking back, describe your most creative hiding place. I didn’t have any need to hide things.
  5. Did you have a tin box or safe or a diary with a lock? I had a pink, fluffy, diary with a little padlock.
  6. What about yourself? Did you ever have a favorite get away spot or hiding place? It might seem weird, but my hiding place, is where I can be on my own. I normally run a bubble bath, grab my glasses, and read a book for an hour. Nobody can disturb me, and I get some peace.
  7. If you did not feel the need to hide away, where did you go for a little alone time? As mentioned before, I ran a bubble bath.
  8. If you had siblings, did they hide things from you? If so, what types of things? My sister moved out when I was four. My brother when I was twelve. I was probably an annoying little sister, who was curious, so they probably did hide things from me.
  9. Now that you are an adult, do you still have little niches where you hide things away, like mad money, treasured letters, etc? I have no spare money to hide away lol. I have my own office, but it is rather cluttered at the moment. I treasure my family, especially my children and grandchildren.
  10. When you feel the need to be alone, to where do you retreat? Either in the bathroom, or in my bedroom. I pick up a good book and read. I can go wherever I want to go, and I don’t need to leave the house.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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