Category Archives: miscellany

The Balloonatics #carrotranch #flashfiction

This weeks carrot ranch prompt is November 25, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write about a canceled flight. Where was the flight headed? Who does it impact and why? How does a protagonist handle the situation? … Continue reading

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What Larks! #limerick

Lance Greenfield has recently been running Esther Chilton’s weekly Limerick prompt. This week’s prompt is lark, stimulated, so Lance tells us by his love of Vaughan Williams ‘Lark ascending’. So I ended up with this… A Lark ascending, by and … Continue reading

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Food, Not So Glorious..

I really enjoy cooking and baking though sometimes it doesn’t like me. Yesterday I tried an apple cardamom and pinenut traybake. This…. Became this. A nice taste but too much apple for it to hold together. Today for dinner the … Continue reading

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Toe To Toe, Cheek To Cheek

The Textiliste and I have been dancing for many years now and have developed a decent repertoire of Latin and Ballroom classics. There’s this myth about dancing, that the man leads. Fortunately same sex dancing has knocked that on its … Continue reading

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A Bit Of A Tool #carrotranch #littletittweaking

This week’s #carrotranch prompt takes us back to Little Tittweaking and the latest cultural event, its spanner festival November 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write about tools. Whose tools are they and how do they … Continue reading

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Off His Trolley #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Terrance Pebble stepped across the aisle, his recalcitrant trolley, Percy skidding sideways as Terrance checked along the shelves. It had gone. Bloody goblin. It had been there moments before so where was it hiding? His … Continue reading

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So How Is It For You? The Mid November Garden

It’s autumn and mild. Wet occasionally but, well, see for yourselves. We tried a circle in the centre of the lawn, imagining a bed there. Might be nice.. Right, some autumn colour first… and some of the flowers, going to … Continue reading

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And Repeat…

News yesterday told us of the battle between the musical behemoths of Adele, Ed Sheehan and Coldplay, all of whom want to corner the vinyl printing market for their new albums in time for the Christmas spendfest. Now forgive for … Continue reading

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A Sense Of Calm #blogbattle

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is the word ‘hypnotic’ and this is where it led Pug Contrarian tried to maintain his calm but picking a pumpkin to carve was proving to be something of a splinter as he slid down the … Continue reading

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The Little Tittweaking Film Festival

Long time since I’ve done a 99 word Carrotranch prompt so here we go again. The Little Tittweaking Film Festival Little Tittweaking nestled in the bosom of the countryside, happily anonymous. When Colonel Daub Byzantine retired to the old vicarage, … Continue reading

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