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100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups: Week #165 two

…the suitcase lay open – Two Something shoved me from behind, propelling me into action. I stuffed underwear, socks, spare shirt, my gold cuff links, into the case. Snatched Teddy and the cash from the holiday fund. With my jacket … Continue reading

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100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups: Week #165 one

…the suitcase lay open – One I’ve made my decision. No more will I pour my love down the sink, balance trays of breakfast to our bedroom, sit through endless soaps, smell the acrid acid from your vile cigarettes. No … Continue reading

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Un-Habit Yourself

Un-habit When you’ve done something countless times its only reasonable to conclude that the more often you do something the less you get from it. Routine dulls the mind. We are all responsible for the degree of dullness inhabiting our … Continue reading

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100 Word Challenge for grown-ups: Week#132

Julia’s off on an oxymoron to Ireland with Hubby running behind trying to keep up. So she’s given us ‘Emerald’ as our challenge this week…in 100 words. Yeh, thanks Jules. Emerald Good Morning, I need some green paint for a … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: First Fifty

This challenge is to write using only 50 words; flash fiction fifty. In the half glow I felt a shadow bear down on me out of the gloom. My heart skipped a beat, hairs stand on end, sharp intake of … Continue reading

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Confidence: Who needs it and how do you get some?

The beastly floods have gone…good riddence Confidence is a mercurial condition, fluid and unreliable. Contrary to the persona I project (learned when at Boarding School) I’m not a confident person. I can be, but it’s hard work and takes its … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge; Leave Your Shoes at the Door

Rarasaur challenges us to write in someone else’s shoes. Here I offer a Split Perspective, the same situation from two viewpoints in Flash mode.   ‘Good weather for ducks,’ he heard the old tramp say with false enthusiasm.The surgeon stopped … Continue reading

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It’s Raining, It’s pouring…A sodden blog

What’s with all this RAIN! [click the image to enlarge] This photo looking towards our house, is of the River Avon at Tewkesbury where the lock allows boats to change level down to meet the River Severn just around the … Continue reading

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100 Word Challenge for Grownups: The Path Ahead – Week15

Like the New Year, the path ahead presents us with choices, chances to set new goals, rid ourselves of redundant habits, often lifelong companions…. But we’ve been here before, many times, trying to learning new tricks, urged by the same … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Snapshot 2

He crouches on a canvas stool in the busy sidewalk deep in concentration wrapped in layers of defence against the cold wind oblivious of shoppers teeming, eager to participate in this giddy season. His concentration focuses on a panel, a … Continue reading

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