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Discussion story prompts of around 300 words

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #407)

I have been randomly blogging for many years, and had the remarkable readership of 38 ‘avid’ followers! As a Toastmaster, I’d often thought blogging would help me build confidence in […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #400)

I am going to be open about this week’s smile challenge. Try as I might, it’s taken some time to find something worth sharing. Last week, was a mix of […]

Occult Vault – (Weekly Decima Prompt)

Kismet, fluke, chance, luck or karma, Maybe it’s destiny or fate? On the occult or mystic state, To excuse all of life’s drama, That knocks off kilter, our dharma. Tis […]

Tragedy & Titters – (Song Lyric Sunday)

Scissor Sisters’ music can be generally described as a mixture of glam rock, disco and alternative music. The band has been compared to ABBA, the Bee Gees, Blondie, KC and the Sunshine Band, Duran Duran. “The […]

Finagle – (Six Sentence Story #130)

It wasn’t that Dad’s handwritten will had no date; it did … Friday February 2011. Hells bells and various other words to that effect. It had been witnessed by Dad’s next door neighbours, […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #393)

I have always avoided the flu jab, until this year. I’ve been a type-one diabetic for 40 years and have had more than my fair share of needles in my […]

Wonderous Stories (Song Lyric Sunday)

I have chosen Wonderous Stories penned by Jon Anderson the lead singer of the 70’s band Yes …. He wrote the 1977 chart success during “a beautiful day” while staying […]

Field – (Six Sentence Story#129)

“Oh dear” – she mumbled into her chest … “Dad bought a brand new shiny box a couple of years ago, it’s under the stairs, all his private papers will […]

Stop The Clocks – (Song Lyric Sunday)

Written in 2001 by Noel Gallagher, Stop the Clocks, didn’t make it onto any Oasis album, despite their having released a compilation in 2006 with the same name.  It had […]

Congratulations – (The Weekly Smile)

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far from Covid – there was this brilliant business network in Dorset called BusinessXchange. For eleven years I was ‘in love’ with that […]

I’m Free (Song Lyric Sunday)

Don’t be afraid of your freedomFreedom I’m free to do what I want any old timeI said I’m free to do what I want any old time I say love […]