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#writephoto – Approach – When My Car Broke Down

I had that sunken feeling when the car broke down. Of all places it was not that far from my destination, my Aunt Mary. Aunt Mary was what we in the family referred to as eccentric. She had strange ideas … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge – #166 – The Top of The Hill

We had to get to the top. She instilled a sense of urgency about getting there. There was a lot of huffing and puffing, the climb was exacting for two people at our advanced age but she was driven to … Continue reading

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#writephoto – Antique – Sally’s Antique Wares and Stuff

Sally’s Antique Wares and Stuff was located in the middle of the High Street, just down from the Post Office. You couldn’t help but walk past it as you made your way down to the PO or the supermarket. Sally … Continue reading

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Reena’s Xploration Challenge

It’s new … does it mean it’s welcome? My wife went into labour at what I thought was the most inopportune time. Barely a year before my son had been born. He was a difficult child, demanding, and a law … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #165 – Uncle Seth

She asked me what the photo reminded her of. It’s a seal. It reminds me of a lazy oaf. Like my Uncle Seth. She claimed he’d made laziness an art form. Seth sat about the house demanding his mother’s attention-getting … Continue reading

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #150 – Alice Jenkins

In our town, Alice Jenkins was the girl everyone looked down on. She was ostracised at school because she was what we called a swot. She was a brain; she did all her schoolwork, produced outstanding assignments and always received … Continue reading

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JSW Prompt 3rd January – On Being a Part-time Weekend Axe Murderer.

Thursday was that day in the week where things seemed to get done. It could have been the urge to act since the previous three days had been an exercise in idleness and the weekend was looming and so deadlines … Continue reading

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#writephoto – The Retreat – Meditation By The Pond

The retreat was nestled in off the highway and surrounded by luxurious gardens all meticulously manicured. This was to be a silent retreat, a time for me to meditate and try to come to some understanding of myself. Not to … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #164 – Crisp Looks To The New Year

My aged companion, Crisp, was staring into the light of day. She did a lot of that lately. “What are you doing?” I asked. “I’m looking into the future. It’s a bit hazy but if I squint I can make … Continue reading

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What Do You See #144 – December 27th – Around Simmo’s Pond.

It was Christmas and it was stinking hot. Everyone had sweat oozing out of every pore. It had been a tough year, everyone was worn out. Even so, we gathered in memory of Simmo. He’d have been embarrassed knowing he … Continue reading

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