Category Archives: miscellany

When Is A Door Not A Door? #writephoto

this week’s writephoto prompt is ‘Oh. Good morning. My name is Charleston and…’ ‘You’re not one of them Jehoshaphats, are you? Can’t abide them, trying to flog me a water tower, when I have a perfectly adequate cistern…’ ‘Do you … Continue reading

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Limericks: Those Awkward Rhymes

This week’s prompt is ‘church’ from Esther When an ascetic churchwarden, called Bunt Found out what they’d done to his punt Which was covered in baubles He said, ‘Bless my corbels; Whoever did this must be some sort of an … Continue reading

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A Good Death #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch is September 12, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about balloons on a bumper. Is it a spectacle, an occasion, an eccentricity? Why are the balloons there? … Continue reading

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Accidental Love #terriblepoetry

Chel Owens is back on her terrible poetry schtick with accidental love. This is more accidental poetry… She elbowed my nose Trying to make sourdough. It broke. My nose, that is. ‘It’s just a dent…’ An accident She took the … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Rain

The flowers, a riot of colours, Crinkle wrapped, Sit sentinel, gently rotting in the sun As a curtain of rain squalls across the tarmac, Pixelating the blossoms to abstract. Eyes turn skyward, Anticipating the rainbow, Mirroring the display, Now dank, … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Era – Gone, Never Forgotten

Of course, I knew it would happen but now it has and it’s unreal. Surreal. The Queen, Our Queen, My Queen is dead. I’ve not known anything else than an Elizabethan era. And now it’s a retrospective. It’s quite easy … Continue reading

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Reunions; Worth The Effort?

I went to a ten year reunion at my old firm’s glossy new premises on Tuesday evening, celebrating the work we did as the legal team for the 2012 London Olympics. It was grand to see some old faces, embarrassing … Continue reading

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A Short History Of Swimming In Little Tittweaking #99wordstories

This week’s #99wordstories prompt from the carrot ranch is September 5, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word, “swimmingly.” which means “smoothly or satisfactorily.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let … Continue reading

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The A to Z Of Life

I read a lovely post from the compelling fingers of Jennie Fitzkee, early years teacher par excellence. It lead to a short comment exchange that recalled my missing out of a place at Oxford University and ending up in Bristol. … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Four: 2022

We ended the week in Suffolk, spending time around Southwold and enjoying the sea and the sunshine. Everywhere is as parched as London, though as with my apples at home, this year’s fruit crops seem to be excellent. The blackberries … Continue reading

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