Monthly Archives: August 2016

Wordle Special Addition Taste “August 22nd, 2016” – The CWA Ladies Stall

This week’s words: Fizzy Herb Ginger Delicate Acerbic (sour or astringent in taste) Saftig (juicy in Swedish, I just don’t like the word juicy) Buttery Garlic Honeyed Tangy Umami (a category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and … Continue reading

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Moral Mondays: “Always be on your best behavior”

Mum wanted to be on the Church Board and invited the Vicar to dinner. We were all told to be on our best behavior. The vicar was a stodgy man and thought himself superior to us.  My brother John was … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt #173 “Collage 28” – I Miss You – Not

It was the door slamming Alerting me to your departure. Shallow boy, shallow love. Like a fool I wrote you songs Sang them with passion Thinking you were the one. On long walks you took paper boats Folded in idleness … Continue reading

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#NoirWednesday: the small house

Picture by: Stephen Tanham It was a house like any other house. A little house over a bridge, doing what little houses over bridges did. Only it wasn’t. This house long thought to be a small house in which shelter … Continue reading

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SoCS Aug. 20/16 – date

On my first date she demanded I not stand so close. My after-shave she said was offensive. This was the same after-shave my daughters had given me with the thought that I needed to wear plenty as I needed all … Continue reading

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Microfiction challenge #10: Far far away

Image to inspire a fairy tale by – Theodore Kittelsen   The boy had travelled far in his quest to reach the golden city. It was his third attempt. The previous attempts it had rained and made the creeks and … Continue reading

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On Popular Demand – Lets gather around for some ghost stories

Its 3am, the floor boards creak the sound of footsteps across the lounge room floor I look but no one is up. I’m reminded of my children telling me of the white haired lady coming into their bedroom, often sitting … Continue reading

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Friday Night Music Prompt # 56: The Mary Ellen Carter by Stan Rogers

It was the news no one imagined In the middle of the night Out of nowhere The knock on the door. The burly policeman The man who had seen it all Tears on his cheeks Knowing the impact his words … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt – Glimpsed – #writephoto

The phone had rung several times that week. Each time it was my uncle wanting to talk to my mother. As brother and sister they had always been close but in recent times they had drifted apart, mum preferring not … Continue reading

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Tale Weaver #81 /Fairy Tale August 18 – Magic Fruit – Wanda’s Revenge, Sort of!!

Image Mara Eastern: Used with permission Just down the way past the mushroom field and beyond the meadow lay the orchard in the land of the fairies. In each of these areas there lived fairies of the ilk who propagated … Continue reading

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