Category Archives: miscellany

A Warning. #poem #poetry

Sea Fever by John Masefield is a classic that begins ‘I must down to the seas again’. This is my alternative version…. I must up to the loo again As I give in to the urge to pee And while … Continue reading

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Death And Taxes #writephoto #humour #creativewriting

This was written in response to this week’s #writephoto prompt ‘About bloody time.’ Jefferson Holepunch rubbed his arms, against the wind. ‘If I’d known it would be so long, I’d have worn a cardy.’ ‘I’M SORRY. UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.’ ‘Seriously? I … Continue reading

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The Ever Afters: Behind The Scenes #fairytales #humour

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters in fairy tales, after we leave them? Well this is where we find out. The Sergeant called the briefing to order. He eyed the ranks of weasels, foxes, wolves, snakes, skunks … Continue reading

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Poetic Rant (Sort Of) #poem #poetry

A silly ranty poem… I hate it when you’re lateI loathe your clothes(I detest that vest)I abhor you forThat girl-next-doorNiceness.It pisses me when you kisses meDespite my animosityNot making you cross at me.How can my integral animusNot cause you to … Continue reading

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Improving My Mind, Understanding My Body #reading #nonfiction

I suppose it’s no surprise. This pandemic has been a forced education for a lot of us as to how the body works, or doesn’t, what antibodies do, what are T cells and RNA based vaccines. It’s a bit ghoulish, … Continue reading

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Rock And A Hard Place #writephoto #creativewriting

This week’s #writephoto prompt is ‘guarded’ and this picture Jason Pondweed stopped the van and peered out of the rain smeared windscreen. This couldn’t be it, could it? He checked the clipboard listing his deliveries. Last one was ‘the Guard … Continue reading

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From One Question To The Next, Ad Infinitum #carrotranch #specialprompt

A lot of thought has gone into Charli Mills’Special prompt, here, for Sue Vincent January 28, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about life as a river of consciousness. Think about the possibilities of … Continue reading

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The Ever Afters, Part Two; What’s In A Name #fairytales

Have you ever wondered what happened to the characters in fairy tales, after we leave them? Well this is where we find out. ‘Maybe it’s my accent.’ Rodney Drawstring, the registrar peered over his half-moon glasses, hoping his gaze was … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway

I hope you don’t mind the excitement of me repeating this but I’m part of a book giveaway here. These are some really exciting authors and you should join in!! So easy and you could well end up with a … Continue reading

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Life In the Old Cliche #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

We’re back at the Carrot Ranch and being prompted to think about cliches. I wonder what the boys will make of that…. ‘Well?’ ‘I think there’s some light at the end of the tunnel.’ ‘British Airways are now digging a … Continue reading

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