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A Little Light Dusting #mondaymotivations #flashfiction

Esther Newton’s Monday Motivations series gives us three words; I chose Euphoria Making the Best of It Euphoria Plain lay back on the blanket and grinned; it had all turned about so well. Why on earth had she worried? Meeting … Continue reading

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A Spiky Story #blogbattle #shortstory

Rachael Ritchey has a prompt/challenge at her Blog Battle blog and this week it is to use the word ‘Thorn’ and a genre of fan fiction. No idea if I’m even close to complying with the rules but here goes  … Continue reading

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Two into one: will it go? #cleavepoem #poetry

Jane Doughtery has given us the challenge to write a cleave poem. This is an odd form, two poems cleaved into one. You can read it as a whole or as two separate poems. At least that’s the idea. I’ve … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

Jane Dougherty has a regular poetry challenge. This one – the Novo Otto – has echoes of my favourite sonnets so I thought I’d give it a whirl. There were tasks when I were a lad That I was taught … Continue reading

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Hugh at Hugh’s Views and News asks for something rusty for this weeks photo. I’m going personal this week (when don’t I?) My earliest pet memory is of our family Boxer, called Rusty who died when I was about four. … Continue reading

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Sock it to me

Hugh’s challenge is stripes. And there I was confronted by this.  So who do I think of. .. Hugh of course

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If you were making a Christmas card…

Our much loved (*ahem, cough*) Prime Minister has been criticised (*surely some mistake*) for using a picture of him and his missus in front of the door at No 10 for his Crimbo card this year. Which set me thinking. … Continue reading

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