Category Archives: humour

Item One… #writephoto #humour

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Alderman Teflon Brassnibble checked the agenda. As usual it lacked… items. He peered at the Hon Sec Madeleine Underbake who was knitting, oblivious to his telepathic hatred as it winged across the baize of the … Continue reading

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Shoes And Towels

Today is Towel Day so my mind went to shoes, naturally. This is a small homage to the man who inspired so much in my writing esp. the shorter fiction and whose oeuvre is celebrated on this most wholly of … Continue reading

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O La La, C’est Un Homme D’Affairs

I’ve always enjoyed Franglais where such common place French expressions as Moi Aussi translate as I am an Australian. Homme d’affairs became a man with many mistresses which if you met the majority of our French partners in the early … Continue reading

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Money, Money #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is a money tree… The Pound   When I first saw it, could it be free? It sat there, quite still, for all to see. Yet no one moved, no knees were bent No hand reclaimed … Continue reading

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Of Course It’s The Germans… #officelife

When my law firm decided, circa 1990, that the way to future glory was to expand our international offering, we already had a presence in Paris, Madrid and Brussels. The aim was to cover the major European nations which meant … Continue reading

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Weather Or Not #throwback

Today is my 37th Wedding Anniversary. Three years ago it was a Bloggers Bash too. And a Sue Vincent writephoto prompt led to this short piece. So many memories these events trigger… sigh…. Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt was this ‘Good … Continue reading

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The Difficult One #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt proved tricky…. A’Turk Dribblesprite paused and adjusted its assassin’s sensor. It glowed a peachy warning: Green, no danger; red, too late death imminent; peach, hmm better be cautious. The universal amber had fallen out of favour … Continue reading

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commuting with the devil #work #travel #nightmares

In the last few days, my son has acquired a Brompton, which for the uninitiated is a fold up bike so he can commute to work. He’s dead chuffed, mostly because he sourced it at a discount (his mother’s genes). … Continue reading

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Lakeside #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Arthur Undertaker stood by the lake edge, pulling the thin cloth around his little belly and shivered. He was cold, hungry, his knees reminded him of his excess weight, he wished he’d insisted on shoes … Continue reading

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Chel Owen, she of the A’mused poetry prompt, has this month suggested a political campaign slogan and/or speech. If you want to join in, here’s a link I couldn’t think of anything better than the ultimate political statement, which has … Continue reading

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