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Tea and Crumpet

Been writing a lot recently, trying to polish my second book to a glorious sheen. Partly to keep me fresh, partly because… Well just because I’ve written a few flash, and shorts. Here’s one I enjoyed and hope you do … Continue reading

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Hope Springs – a prompt, a posit and some pictures

May 6, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that is a snapshot of spring. I realize that some Rough Writers are riding into autumn, and I hope this isn’t a disadvantage to focus on … Continue reading

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In a few words….

Paragraph Planet publishes a daily piece of flash – 75 words all in – and rather kindly chose this little offering I put forward last week. It is based on a story given to me by a lovely lady at … Continue reading

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Life over the fence

Charli Mills has prompted us this week with April 15, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about nurturing a neighborly relationship. It can be a next-door neighbor, a neighborhood critter or a neighborly place … Continue reading

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Monochrome

In 99 words (no more, no less) write about the day the earth turned brown. How did it happen? What else might be going on? It can be dramatic or even humorous. It can be the greater globe or a … Continue reading

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Bully for you #1000speak @1000speak

Charli Mills has challenged us this week to deal with a bully. March 11, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that shows the bully mentality countered with a different, unexpected or kind action. Bullies … Continue reading

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A brief blog from bandage-land

Ok so he’s alive and if not kicking, tapping away. Thank you to everyone who kindly sent their good wishes; they are very welcome. I have decided not to post photos of my black and white three hole putting green, … Continue reading

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Looking good, Billy Rae; Feeling good Louis…

The above  quote comes from the end of that evergreen celluloid perfection, Trading Places. I mean, what is not to like? A manic Eddie Murphy, the comic genius that is Dan Aykroyd and when has there been a tighter fitting top  than … Continue reading

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Getting to the heart of the matter

Charli Mills has taken us on a  road along which I am happy to follow. Her prompt this week is in turn stimulated by the 1000 Speak for Compassion  #1000speak initiative. February 11, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no … Continue reading

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Darkest before dawn

I am off to France for a few days and wifi will be tricky (given my past experiences) so writing posts difficult. I may be able to comment occasionally. Hence this post is earlier than it would customarily be. Charli … Continue reading

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