11 Months, 700 Posts And A Slight Tick In My Left Eye – Daily Grind

11 Months has come, and gone, as you are reading this, 11 months of insanity, we are almost at our destination my dears, and what does that mean you all ask?

It’s a question I myself ask as well, after doing this for so long, it seems like second nature, to prepare something each day, to fool around with some silly idea that’s rushing around in my head and stamp it out, somewhere, into the world, for people I may never really know, to read, and, in some instances enjoy.

11 months, did I think I’d get this far?

I’m not entirely sure really, I know I started with time devoted each and everyday to attack the challenge of the day, over the course of the blog, it’s become harder, and time is now randomised, sometimes it even happens mer minutes before the post is due, and I just close my eyes and type, but, that’s not the only thing that’s changed, remember YouChallenges?

Those were story ideas given to me by readers, and my job was to write a story around the word, or sentence that I was given, then I played with the Daily Prompt, still do every now and then, then, well,  then we had the 50 Word Story, and then the Expanded version posted later in the day, they still appear from time to time when I have, the time, wow, way too many time’s in that sentence.

What else? We had the Whispered Words morph into Wrapped In Words, we had the Roundhead beat the hell out of Halloween, which, by the way, is still the best period the blog ever had, was it all the content I was doing around then? Was it the unashamed promotion of the Roundhead event? Who knows, but, I haven’t had time to work on something the same way.

Bad Day became an idea I really liked, fucked it up and reset a lot of the story and well, I haven’t looked back since then, and it’s still not over.

We’ve got Dark Stars popping up once again, sci-fi, I still remember people saying, you’re writing sci-fi? Really? Why? Well I decided to start the year off differently, and hell, I’ve enjoyed it, and, if I can, I’ll get the ‘last’ story out of the way before we reach ZERO.

Fuck, what happens when we hit ZERO?

Something Terrible, I’m sure.

Will the car keep burning down the road, or will it pull over for a much needed rest?

Only time will tell, but, one thing I know, once the blog hit’s ZERO, there will be a few things breaking out of the wood works, a few things, I still haven’t had a chance to fine tune, but will find the time before we stop.

So, thanks for reading, thanks for sharing this time with me, and to some, thanks for becoming my friend, and, if you are now, or have done for the last 11 months, for the last 700 post, read and comment, thanks to you too, now, lets see how many more I can hit before we get to the end of this motherfucker.


And remember, keep the lights on, because you never want to be caught with them out,

your light I mean, get your head out of the gutter!


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Matthew Tonks

People are surprised when reading Matthew’s stories that he’s a sane forty something year old, happily married, father of one, employed full time and dream of dark disturbing things that any sane person would never even contemplate thinking of. But it's true, he’s toyed with writing for most of his adult life, but has always found the peg a writer must fit into is not the shape he wished to be. His writing can be described as lamenting, long, concussive (yes it smashes you in the head), compulsive, and stuffed with rhythmic communication and violence, let’s not forget the violence. His own opinion on his writing is this, “You see, I don't just want the words to seep into your mind, but into your soul, showing you images of blood and beauty through, volatile language, violence, sex, love and sin. My muse takes different shapes, and every now and then you can see her shining her wicked smile in some of my stories, tempting you with her promises, but ripping your heart out instead.” So have a look, and take a seat in my wayward ride, as you join me while I purge through, this twisted road of madness.

6 thoughts on “11 Months, 700 Posts And A Slight Tick In My Left Eye – Daily Grind

  1. First, congrats for getting this far man, and thanks for the all those wonderful blood soaked words, and for me, the inspiration.
    Secondly, you get to sleep when you’re dead! Daily prompts:
    – who said that?, only thing in the room is a box of cereal
    – lights go out as she drops the keys
    – is that a tooth in my drink!?

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