Category Archives: miscellany

Finding Our Inner Hero. #carrotranch #creativewriting #morganandlogan

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is April 8, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that “rethinks the hero.” Define the hero, comparing or contrasting to the classic definition. Break the mold. What happens to the … Continue reading

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Going Rogue #writephoto #prompt

This weeks #writephoto prompt is…. ‘Listen up ladies. This is…’ ‘As I was saying Doris, we should…’ ‘Excuse me, but I was talking.’ The lamb glared at the two recumbent sheep. The older one, if her grey eyes meant anything … Continue reading

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Fowl Deeds #blogbattle #prompt #creativewriting

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is ‘owl’ and this is what came to mind ‘West Worple Police Station, Sergeant Haematoma speaking.’ ‘Is that the Police?’ Rhinegold Haematoma sighed. Why did callers not understand what a police station was for? ‘Yes madam, … Continue reading

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The Art Of Carrot Cake #food #tategallery

I’m lucky enough to be a member of the Tate Galleries though in these Covidy restricted times it’s months since I could visit. Still, as a member they try and keep us informed and in the loop. In the latest … Continue reading

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Moving On #carrotranch #morganandlogan #creativewriting

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is April 1 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a swift passage. You can take inspiration from any source. Who is going where and why. What makes it swift? … Continue reading

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A Poem For A Modern Tragedy

I’m over at Esther Chilton’s blog, here, with a rather sombre poem… please go and say hi. I wrote this after I listened to actress, Ruthie Henschell describing being allowed to visit and hold her mother one year after lockdown … Continue reading

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Memorials And Memories #thoughts

Back in 2014 there was a memorial at the Tower of London, with ceramic poppies, one for each Commonwealth casualty during WW1. It was memorable and very moving, especially when they read out my great uncle Willie Dyson’s name and … Continue reading

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More Haste #writephoto #prompt #humour #creativesriting

This week’s #writephoto prompt is ‘Is this doping control, Bunny?’ ‘Yes, and stop calling me bunny.’ ‘Yeah, whatever.’ There was a pause while Cony Thumper and Terry Terapin eyed each other. ‘I won you know.’ ‘You crossed the line first.’ … Continue reading

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Lions And Lambs – The March Garden #garden #dog

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a light or a lemming, or some such… We certainly had our share of weather which held things back. No bad thing. I cleared out the round bed where Vicky, … Continue reading

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The End Of Days #carrotranch #morgandandlogan

This weeks carrot ranch prompt is about escape. Logan and Morgan have been quarantining since returning from the USA and now that is ending… March 25 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write an escape. It can … Continue reading

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