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Category: Grammarian

The role of the Toastmaster grammarian is to listen out for beautiful language, clever use of grammar and the inclusion of the word of the day.

Jostle – (Weekend Writing Prompt #170)

Pandemic aside, it’s that time of year, when the great unwashed jostle for prime position on the beautiful beaches here on the south-coast.  While the hoi polloi quaff champers on […]

Alone with my Pen (3TC #323)

Alone with my pen A crisp white piece of paper – and a mental crush (Haiku) Phone with thanks to Pexels  I have been a bit remiss of late … […]

Nuance – (Weekend Writing Prompt #167)

The mentor muted “Capturing the nuance of pitch, tone, pace, and volume in your speaking voice is important when delivering your talk.  Using a high, angry, rapid-fire, shout will convey […]

Out of the Blue (3TC #300)

“I’m sorry,  you weren’t expected today.  I am occupied this afternoon.” She smiles coyly (Micro-Story) Photo by Adrienn from Pexels Post inspired by Three Things Challenge #300    

Syzygy (Weekend Writing Prompt #164)

When Mercury is in retrograde, I blame the celeste for everything that’s gone awry. Shame it only happens thrice yearly. However, a syzygy occurs twice a month, – so why […]

Unwelcome – (Weekend Writing Prompt #163)

It wasn’t long before Bournemouths’ beaches nearest the two piers had filled with bodies of all shapes and sizes.  It was bound to happen, wasn’t it?  It’d been forecasted the […]

Tony Hudgell – (3TC #272)

Blink! Tears ran down my face. (Six Word Story) Tony’s Just Giving Page  Image and story from by BBC Breakfast News Story   Blog Post inspired by Three Things Challenge   

Obdurate? – (Weekly Writing Prompt #161)

Frankie, the grammarian at tonight’s Toastmasters meeting, smiled resolutely.  He was adamant that he would get just the right choice, for the ‘Word of the Evening’ challenge.  He had taken […]