Category Archives: miscellany

Guest Post – The Last Drive by John W. Howell #newbook

I’m not really sure where John and my paths crossed – blogging is an odd old world. Soon, though, i saw a common thread. John loves stories that are all dialogue as do I. He, too, uses a prompt but … Continue reading

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Dish Of The Day #99wordstories

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch is January 30, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about the dishes. It can be the every-single-day activity, a precious collection, or any other interpretation of dishes … Continue reading

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Boating For Boys #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Boating For Boys These days Little Tittweaking is almost equidistant for each of England’s many coasts. Back when the factious period extinction event (represented by the youreavingalaugh school pinpointing the moment when satire died due … Continue reading

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Dali: Man Out Of Time

I don’t know when I first came across S. Dali. Probably his red lips sofa. Certainly, I was attracted by his surrealist imagery, the stick legged heffalumps, the melting clocks. I found his religious iconography weird and unsettling and his … Continue reading

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Mugged Off #limericks

The prompt is mug Two goes this time… An etiquette teacher, quite smug,Said, ‘One doesn’t drink tea from a mug.’‘It is clear one oughter’‘Drink from cup and saucer,’‘With the milk poured from a jug.’ The radio told me ‘Today’s muggy,’Which … Continue reading

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Too Good #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s prompt is January 23, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that is optimistic. Feel free to explore optimism in all its forms from a positive mindset to toxic positivity. Is it a … Continue reading

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Chins Up!

Driven indoors by another cold day, and having had enough of filming the cats, I thought I needed cheering up. This happened… A poem… The calendar is full of tricks As it says, somehow, I’m sixty-six. In what world could … Continue reading

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A Wee Problem #writephoto

This week’s writephoto prompt is The Lady Faye Grance wrinkled her nose. Was that…? ‘Walter? Walter? Where are you?’ The Lady of the Royal Flush strode along the corridors and passages of Castle Bouquet, determined to find Walter Closet, Knight … Continue reading

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A Letter Of Wishes #poem #poetry

It is said by some of life’s deepest thinkers That penning one’s Will can be a bit of a stinker. Another wise owl opined: One can ameliorate This problem if one were to create A letter of wishes. What should … Continue reading

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Serial Chisseller #writephoto

Another week, another prompt, another flight of fancy Detective Postillion stood shoulder to shoulder with Constable Theodolite facing the ruin. He shook his head, allowing his coiffured quiff to quiver quixotically. ‘STOP THAT. THIS IS AN ALLITERATION FREE PARAGRAPH AND … Continue reading

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