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Category: Table Topics

Discussion story prompts of around 300 words

Weekly Smile – (3TC #454)

It’s been a week of myriad smiles.  Yay!  Although I do have to confess to having sobbed over a soppy film on Saturday called “About Time”.  I have subsequently bought […]

Languid – (Weekly Writing Prompt #188)

Her languid persona was something that really irritated her. It wasn’t so much that she thought her lazy; more that, her sister seemed to keep her figure without having to […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #447)

Awe! I got to have a get together with my Mum this week. The last time I saw her in real life was 20th September. She’ll be 90 next month, […]

Cherry Oh Baby – (Song Lyric Sunday)

I’ve gone with a cover of Eric Donaldson’s 1971 song by reggae group from England UB40. It’s on their 1983 album Labour Of Love. Feels like one of those ‘defining’ coming […]

Niggle – (Weekend Writing Prompt #187)

It had started to niggle, that rather irritating cough that wouldn’t go away – when working in the garden or worse when she left the house.  The brabbling drippy nose […]

Menu – (Six-Sentence Story)

The Christmas menu will be a little odd this year, there will be just the two of us and one has a shift on Christmas morning. We have planned a […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #440)

I have always chosen the first weekend of December to sort out the Christmas decorations. Every twinkling light, goes a long way to help ease the dark Winter nights that […]

Quixotic – (Weekend Writing Prompt #186)

The ballet was just beautiful to watch, so very sensual.  She had never experienced a ballet before. This one was quixotic; it made her eyes leak. (26-Word Micro-Story) Prompt inspired […]

Moonage Daydream – (Song Lyric Sunday)

Originally I found a brilliant video of EJ performing Crocodile Rock with the Muppets. Thought it would have been great to share, given our Covid reduced Panto season … sadly […]

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 […]

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 […]