Tag Archives: Douglas Adams

Shoes And Towels

Today is Towel Day so my mind went to shoes, naturally. This is a small homage to the man who inspired so much in my writing esp. the shorter fiction and whose oeuvre is celebrated on this most wholly of … Continue reading

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Something Chewable For 2021

As we take the time to peer up life’s proctological periscope in the hope of spotting some light beyond the ever tightening sphincter of lockdown, and dodge those sharp edged toast crusts that litter our path, I offer some light … Continue reading

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Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Three

Judy at Edwina Episodes fingered me for this challenge and I’m at day three already. Let me leave you with my favourite comic genius, Douglas Adams and his sage words.

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Quotes and trees

This covers two prompts, both by Colleen at Silver Threading: Writer’s Quote Wednesday and Christmas trees from around the world – this being Surrey circa 1967 And then there was the time I took the fairy on the tree to … Continue reading

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Nanthology – The Competition Winner

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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G is for Guildford

My first memory of Guildford was gleaned on the Hog’s Back, a busy road curving over the hills behind the town. I guess circa 1966. It resonates because of a rant of my father’s at an ‘Architectural Excrescence’. Dad had … Continue reading

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That’s cracking, Grommit

I’ve said before that one of my favourite books is ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’. In one episode Douglas Adams explains what happens to all the missing biros that we lose without being able to fathom where they … Continue reading

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I write; therefore I am a writer

If I had to chose which of the many forms of media I would hate to give up – TV, dvd, ipod, ipad, laptop – it is an almost impossible task but I know, really deep down, it would probably … Continue reading

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Bone tired (but happy)

June 11, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about exhaustion. Who is tired and why.  This week’s prompt from Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch contained a surprise treat – like a Kinder chocolate … Continue reading

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