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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #170 – The Branks

It was the only way to shut her up. It looked cruel but sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. She got the message. She stopped her aimless banter, taught her brain to think before she gushed forth … Continue reading

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Sunday Poser #67 – Valentine’s Day

Usually disappointment along with the mirth of knowing I wasn’t the only one who received nothing. I seem to know a lot of people who like me receive nothing each year. I think it’s the not being loveable enough thing … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #168 – The Attack.

When it happened it happened so swiftly there wasn’t much time to think about it. It was our first decent Sunday afternoon, no rain, the sun shining, disturbed only by the rumble of the approaching warplane. It cruised above us … Continue reading

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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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