Welcome to Calliope's Coffee House the proprietor of this establishment is Jacquie Reaville better known as The Book Imp.

When I started this place it was primarily for book reviews and thoughts on all things literary. Well the book reviews are still here, but somehow it's grown into a place for me and others to practice short fictional writing and of course a place where I can give my thoughts and opinions on virtually any subject that might take my fancy.

Hope you enjoy your visit.

Just to add that I welcome comments, the more the merrier. They don't even have to be related to books or writing just go wild (not too wild though).

Permissions are set so that even anonymous users can answer - but comment moderation is in effect which means I get to say yes or no to letting them appear here.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Calliope Experiment #2

This is something I started for myself, hoping that it would get me motivated to practice my writing skills. So just as an idea I'm throwing it open to everyone else, if you care to participate that's great if not that's still ok.

If you want to take part then the way of working it, I would suggest, would be for everyone to take a copy of the pictures that I post here and then write their 500 words or more fiction on their own blog, then post the link to that entry back here in the comment section for everyone else to see, visit and hopefully comment on your creative writing. Much as is being done for countless other groups in blogger, multiply and elsewhere.

A new image will go up every week on a Saturday and the following Saturday will be the deadline for the writing on that image. You're welcome to copy the button and post it on your blog too if you wish. The link to go with the button is http://jacbookishly.blogspot.com/search/label/Calliope%20Ex

Previous weeks pictures will be posted to one of my side bars and linked back to the deadline blog for that picture. Any suggestions for images would be greatly appreciated.

So here's this week's picture.

Experiment #2 - Deadline Saturday 24 May 2008

Here are this week's contributors

"The Sleepless Night" by Lisa at Books on the Brain

Untitled by Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?"

"The Power of Moonlight" by Jacquie Reaville at Calliope's Coffee House

"Through a Moonlit Window" by Petunia at Educating Petunia


  1. I have never ever done anything like this, but it sounded like fun, so I put something together. I'm going to post it in a minute. I'm not a writer so I hope people will be nice :-)

  2. Ok, here it is:


  3. I realized after I saw your comment on MY blog that I forgot to leave the link to my story on YOUR blog. Whoops. It was super late last night, and I can't believe I was able to put two words together coherently. :D

    Here's my story:

  4. What a cool challenge! I've posted my story here:


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My name is Jac, Jacquie, Jacquelynn, TheBookImp or just Imp. I live in the UK. I love to read as is probably obvious. I also like to write. Anything else you would like to know just ask.

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