Category Archives: miscellany

Inspirational Quites

Do you sometimes come across a quote and think ‘yes, that’s exactly right.’? These aren’t those…. These are more likely to make you think ‘well, quite’. Those fluttery things at the ends of branches are called leaves because every year … Continue reading

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Two Peas #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Horace And Henry Horace and Henry Plasterboard, Little Tittweaking’s one set of identical twins had always done the same thing, dressed the same, achieved the same academic results, undertaken the same apprenticeship and finished the … Continue reading

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To Confuse A Muse

I really thought I had a poem about to emerge but all I ended up with was a confused nonsense… To Confuse A Muse I tried, ‘The sun is scintillizing…’ But my muse stopped me with a cry ‘You can’t … Continue reading

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HBTM

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Primate Deniability #carrotranch #99wordstories

This week’s carrot ranch prompt is November 28, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the saying, “not my monkeys, not my circus”. What is the situation that would spawn that aphorism? Have fun … Continue reading

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Week Forty-Four: 2022

For once I’m pleased the autumn rugby internationals are over. England’s performances have been pretty unappealing and that’s a shame as I do enjoy a bit of looking forward to sporting events. It’s the same with the football. I’m with … Continue reading

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Foggy Bottoms #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Terry Godd settled on the mountain top, tamped his pipe and surveyed the world. Yes, he could be pleased. Not euphoric and certainly not smug. Pleased. Content. Pretty hap… ‘TERRANCE!’ Terry sat up straight. If … Continue reading

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How Not To

I like cooking. I like to think I’m not bad at it. But the machinery around cooking is, perhaps, a different bucket of eels…

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Waiting For The Second Boot To Drop #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s #99wordstories prompt is November 21, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “Oh, my.” It can be used in storytelling or dialog. What is the cause for such a response? … Continue reading

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Appraising My Past

I mentioned a film recently where the lead character was incapable of expressing emotions in case of embarassment. I suggested this changed as i entered the workforce, but then I thought about appraisals and… I wasn’t bad at my job … Continue reading

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