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Life As A Controlled Experiment #thought #humour #family

Simple Simms taught me chemistry from age eleven to fifteen. He was keen, distracted, had a boyish face and somehow controlled the class by the gob smacking way he would ignore any semblance of health and safety. When Trillo, a … Continue reading

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There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing #carrotranch #flashfiction

There’s Enrichment And Then There’s The Other Thing ‘You ever wonder what dog food tastes like, Logan?’ ‘Is this going somewhere?’ ‘I saw an old advert, where some dog fooder was enriched with marrowbone jelly…’ ‘Oh yeah. PAL.’ ‘Okay, mate?’ ‘Mate?’ ‘If … Continue reading

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Sometimes Even The Trees Can’t Fight, But Don’t Stop Hoping…

I like digging. Odd maybe, but as soon as we acquired our first garden I knew where my strengths lay – not for me the fancy-dan designer stuff and certainly not the intimate knowledge of plants species – I have … Continue reading

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The Sight Of One’s Voice

’Find your voice,’ say the writing seers, as you dip your toe into the blogging and authoring world. Which is odd when you think you are writing to be read not heard – unless you’re going straight to Audible, a … Continue reading

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What A Brummie Chinaman Taught Me About Variety #thoughtpiece

I helped at a shelter last week. Amongst the clients who turned up, were three men we’d not seen before. They appeared to speak Mandarin and certainly had a Chinese appearance. Someone, near the counter made an off colour remark. … Continue reading

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Balancing the Butts #carrotranch #thought

Charli Mills weekly prompt is this week July 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a broken fence. You can mend it, leave it, or explain its place in a story. Go where … Continue reading

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Lost? Found? Who Knows Where Next? #carrotranch

The latest prompt from the Carrot Ranch…. June 21, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “not all is lost.” It can include recovery from disaster, an unexpected insight after a fall, or however … Continue reading

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