Tag Archives: humour

Hatched Or Dispatched? #blogbattle #writephoto

The house was derelict. The garden was a mess. No one remembered anyone living there. If anyone had checked with the Land Registry they would have been surprised that there was no registered owner. More to the point there was … Continue reading

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Seeing In Summer #99wordstories

This week’s #99wordstories prompt from the Carrot Ranch is June 27, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about swarms. What could swarm? How does the swarm impact the people or place in your story? … Continue reading

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Damaging Civil Society Through Re-enactment #writephoto #littletittweaking

This week’s #writephoto prompt takes us off to Little Tittweaking unexpectedly… The Little Tittweaking Reenactment Society has been a hot bed for intrigue and unpleasantness. Its committee comprises three elderly rebarbative grandmothers, the jaundiced Nan King, the icy Nan Tucket … Continue reading

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I Swear

As a child I was sheltered from the adult world in many ways. One part, to which I returned this week was swearing and what one might describe as Oaths, Ancient and Modern. During my primary school years, I became … Continue reading

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A saucy postcard and a Limerick

As a child, I had a summer holiday every year at my Gran’s house on the north Kent coast at Herne Bay. It had all you could want as a holiday destination: a beach, albeit mostly made up of stones, … Continue reading

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Wishing Yourself Free #99wordstories

The #99wordstories prompt from the Carrot Ranch this week is June 20, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about what freedom feels like. Whose point of view do you use? Does the idea of … Continue reading

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Moving House #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Mus Souris had a problem. The tornado had been inaptly timed. He and his mussus had just settled into their toadstool apartment when the wretched wind had picked up No.7, The Fungus and blown it … Continue reading

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The Eyeful #99wordstories

This week’s #99wordstories prompt from the Carrot Ranch is June 13, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a danger zone. It can be an exciting plot-driven story (think “story spine”) or a situation … Continue reading

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Scratch And Art Of Hotel Management #writephoto

The weekly #writephoto prompt generated this… Scratch, Fifteenth Parabolic Pedant, Lord of the Goblins, Superior Smugmaester of the Southern Solenoids and First of his Pelt stepped nervously out from under the portico. The sunshine was disappointing – you couldn’t trust … Continue reading

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Stone Me Crows #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s #99wordstories prompt is June 6, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features stone-stacking. How does the activity fit into a story? Who is involved? What is the tone? Do the stones … Continue reading

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