Category Archives: miscellany

Voting Intentions #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s carrot ranch #99wordstories’ prompt is November 7, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes something squeaky. What is squeaky and why? How does it move the story or disrupt a character? … Continue reading

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How Cat Burglars Got Their Name

My daughter the Vet and her better half have a cat. Bozzy. He’s a big boy and likes a bit of a tussle. Sadly he also has feline HIV so fighting isn’t good for all sorts of reasons. Being the … Continue reading

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Week Forty-Two: 2022

A week with lots of rain. Sploshing into the local park in Norwood. We went to Suffolk to sort out some plumbing and get a new lock. The benefits are that we both feel like it is free time, lots … Continue reading

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A Wish In Time #writephoto

This week’s prompt for #writephoto is A Wish In Time Cliff Erosion spun the wheel on his tractor and set off on the second run down the Long Field. He felt his shoulders sink towards his armpits as he took … Continue reading

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A World In Motions #carrotranch #99wordstories

This week’s prompt is October 31, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about how the wheels keep turning. Are the wheels tangible or metaphorical? Go where the prompt leads! A World In Motions Lazarus … Continue reading

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The World Reimagined

This tour covers about three to four miles around the city of London. For convenience, I started at Mansion House tube – it was a Sunday, a day when public transport tends to be the subject of various last minute … Continue reading

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Where Do You Go To My Lovely #writephoto

This week’s picture prompt is Where Do You Go To My Lovely When Dolores Pumicestone, bookshop doyen of Little Tittweaking’s hermit community died she rather hoped she’d be given a cloud in the draught-free semi-shade, some thermal robes that covered … Continue reading

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Week Forty-One: 2022

The temperatures in London have been bonkers, more like May. The garden can’t understand and if this goes on much longer we will be mowing the lawn throughout the whole year. At least it’s keeping the heating bills down. And … Continue reading

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D is for Dogs, Devon and Defecation

Today, while walking Dog, I scuffed some autumn leaves, a joyous childish game that took me back to… my memories crashed against reality as that oh so familiar smell stopped me in my tracks. In amongst the crunchy foliage a … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of Holidays

Readers of this blog will know that I have a bit of a rep for organizing disasters for holidays, so much so that my father christened my holiday planning ‘Dickhead Tours’ many years ago. Today I was reminded of a … Continue reading

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