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Look, Learn and Process…

My food processor, now around 20 years old, took advantage of my momentary absence  last week to dance its way off the kitchen worktop, yanking the plug out of the wall and shattering some components of high functional importance when … Continue reading

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Grrrr grrrr… Grrrr grrrr (August 2014)

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? The house phone rings. Now delete as applicable: You’re in the middle of: painting the ceiling cooking having sex a nap changing the baby’s nappy, a crisis having a row with someone taking … Continue reading

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The Golden Hour: Daily Prompt

  Flight of Fantasy (Etheree)  Chime and chime again, still deeper into darkness towards dawn. Inspiration tumbles through a mind that craves for rest, tired fingers tap at mental keys, weaving stories which seem wondrous yet fragment like cobwebs in … Continue reading

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Attack! (Trifextra 33 Word Challenge)

Frantic fingers fumble, searching, carelessly casting things aside.  She struggles, head swimming lungs aching, panic rising.  And then rescue.  A friend in need, a friend indeed.  Relax… inhale…  sod it… empty  Now what?    It’s a while since I entered … Continue reading

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A Way With Words (Trifecta Challenge)

Condensation trickled from the iron window frames, the rivulets parting company to dodge the greasy smudges my chubby fingers had left on the glass.  As each pane misted beneath my sugary breath, I moved to look through the next, watching … Continue reading

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What goes around… (Trifecta 33 Word Challenge)

  Where? There, on the tunnel wall… There’s nothing there. Can’t you see… those people… You’re crazy…look the train’s coming.  Oh Christ! ***** Did you see her jump, sir? I think they did, officer. Who?

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A funny thing happened on the way to the check-out… (Blog)

Leo Reynolds / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Hitting the supermarket early in the morning has certain advantages; there are less trolleys trundling up and down the aisles, and the shelves have usually been freshly stocked.  There are also fewer kids … Continue reading

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Change of Address (Trifecta 75, April 2013)

SnaPsi Сталкер / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND It slipped lazily from Mary’s grasp, as ever.  Drowsy but awake now, she lay beneath her quilt, eyes tightly closed, mentally reaching after the dream.  But it was gone.  She tried once more … Continue reading

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Nature Watch (Yeahwrite Speakeasy #106)

He dug himself a hole in the ground and flopped thankfully into it.  Already the leaves were drifting from the trees; before long his body would be hidden.  This was a good spot, protected from the wind by several tall … Continue reading

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A Little Persuasion (Trifecta Challenge, April 2013)

Eric Vondy / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND “Don’t disturb her,” whispered Parminder, “I’ve read about this, she’s in a state of ecstasy.” “She’s in a state of inebriation,” I muttered, stepping over the swaying body of our flatmate.  “Oy, Shazzer, … Continue reading

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