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Remorse – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #334)

A slip of the tongue, Can be undone, with good grace – And humble remorse. (Haiku) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge – Slip & Grace. Please click through […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #433)

This week has been full of smiles. I can’t believe how many times we have had to move the lounge furniture this year. In out, in out; shake it all […]

I Love My Dog – (Song Lyric Sunday)

I’m going with Cat Stevens singing I Love My Dog – just because I love the simple irony … Cat Stevens (real name Steven Demetre Georgiou) was just 17 when […]

Dire – (Weekend Writing Prompt #185)

The muted muffle coming from the old record player was just dire.  We cleared off the dust inches, changed the stylus, rewired the speakers, to no avail; Pink Floyd still […]

Villain – (6WSP #66)

He was the villain in the piece … (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Swheta’s Six Word Story Prompt #66 – please do click through for the rules if you too […]

Awesome – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #333)

Life feels fantastic – When you look out on a view that’s simply … awesome (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Prompt #333 Life and View. Click through for […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #426)

Our Christmas Cactus that sits in the middle of the bay window sill, in the lounge had bloomed with a wonderful cerise cascade of flowers. It was truly a centre […]

Babooshka – (Song Lyric Sunday)

I’ve chosen Babooshka for my song lyric this Sunday. I bought the amazing Kate Bush album Never Forever when it was launched in 1980. I was on a Debenham’s store […]

Fishy – (6WSP #65)

Kitchen smells fishy – twas yesterday’s supper! (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Shweta’s Six Word Story Prompt #65 – Fishy. Please click through for the rules if you, too, would […]

Wax – (Six Sentence Story #134)

Heyho! It turned out that the elusive first edition, signed Asimov Foundation Series novels were with, Malcolm, our first cousin on Dad’s side of the family. It came to light […]

Torture – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“Bad music forced on a child is abuse because it invariably forms that child´s taste in music.” (Cory Taylor, Slipknot) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – torture without pain. […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #421)

I’ve broken the blog block. Yay! Actually I mean podcast but it doesn’t alliterate. The last one was recorded three months ago; before I had my hand operated on. I […]

Fridge? – (6WSP #64)

Can’t remember why … Just going crazy! (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Shweta’s Six Word Story Prompt #64. Please do click through if you, too, would like to join in.

Clip – (Six-Sentence Story #133)

The old clothes we had donned to clear out the loft were now stiff with blood, sweat and tears; any more grime would have had them running off by themselves, […]

Brain – (One-liner Wednesday)

“If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.” (Quote – Lawrence Ferlinghetti) Post inspired by Linda G Hill’s One-Liner-Wednesday . Click through for the rules if you, too, would […]

The Scars – (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

It takes time to heal, There is no gain without pain – Recall the first time! Massage the swelling and scars, Day by day they’ll fade away. (Tanka) Tanka inspired […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #414)

Finally, the weather vane stopped whizzing round on its pole. For the last couple of weeks we’ve suffered the tail end of Hurricane Zeta followed immediately by Storm Aiden, so […]

Bequeath – (Weekend Writing Prompt #182)

Sadly, Dad’s bequest to Alec. the Asimov’s Foundation Series, was a challenging find. The old clothes we’d donned to clear out the loft were now stiff with blood, sweat and […]

Love You Till Tuesday – (Song Lyric Sunday)

The critics of Record Retailer, Record Mirror and Melody Maker all praised the single. In a column reviewing recently released singles, Bowie influence Syd Barrett told Melody Maker in May 1967, “Yeah, it’s a joke number. Jokes are good […]

Stars – (6WSP #63)

Proposed beneath the Snowy Mountain stars … (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Shweta’s Six Word Story Prompt – Stars. Click through for the rules, if you, too, would like to join […]

On Contempt – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday. Cortisol shot day. Click through […]