Category Archives: miscellany

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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Not Going Social #poem #poetry

Today’s philosophical musings are on the subject of going cold turkey When I was young and barely dry I learnt there was nothing better Than to keep in contact with my friends By writing them a letter. The telephone I … Continue reading

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Dynamic #blogbattle

A new #blogbattle prompt for the month is dynamic This is what emerged There are many examples of businesses moving with the times and then overstretching themselves, thinking they could apply previous lessons to a new dynamic. Contract killing wasn’t … Continue reading

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Dynamic #blogbattle

A new #blogbattle prompt for the month is dynamic This is what emerged There are many examples of businesses moving with the times and then overstretching themselves, thinking they could apply previous lessons to a new dynamic. Contract killing wasn’t … Continue reading

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Cotswolds Way: Inspiration Follows Perspiration

It’s early 1993, pretty much 30 years ago to the day when a letter arrived. I’ve lost my copy but the other day, tucked in a guidebook for the above walk, I found Dad’s copy. The writer was Ernie, an … Continue reading

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Like Rabbits #99wordstories #littletittweaking #carrotranch

An animal prompt from the Carrot Ranch this week January 9, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes rabbits. Is it a family? A strange planet? Some crazy bunny person’s pets? Who are … Continue reading

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