Monthly Archives: September 2013

Daily post: Service?

It’s the snotty young madams who get to me. You know the ones I mean: the sales assistants who see you coming their way and start filing their nails. It isn’t that I take it personally. I haven’t got close … Continue reading

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Daily post: Public speaking?

DAILY PROMPT Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in the bathroom? Why? Me? Public speaking? That’s akin to asking the wallpaper to burst into song. Not that … Continue reading

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Weekly writing challenge: Dialogue

“I can’t believe you said that!” “Why? You think I don’t know what’s going on? That I sit here dreaming about twinkling stars and fairy floss?” “Well no, but I…” “You do, don’t you.” She closed her book with a … Continue reading

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Daily post: Sorry, I’m busy

This is asking me to scavenge around among my past failings (there have been many), pick one and beat myself up about it. And you know what? I’m not going to. If I could change them, I would in a … Continue reading

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Daily post – Snark bombs: The pitfalls of thinking

Daily Prompt: Snark Bombs, Away! Try your hand at parody or satire — take an article, film, blog post, or song you find misguided, and use humor to show us how. I do admire those with rigid political affiliations. Whether … Continue reading

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Daily post: Toy story

This is Bod. We met last year at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor, and recognised each other immediately. For a start, he didn’t belong. The other bears on the shelf were far more proper. They sat with both feet on … Continue reading

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Daily post: Thanks for learning curve

Saying thank you for the good stuff is ingrained in most of us, although there’ll always be those who think they’re entitled and therefore don’t need to thank anyone for anything. But it’s often the bad stuff that teaches us … Continue reading

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Daily post: Six words for the future

We all get older, I hope. Life’s a series of whoda thunks, in my experience. I mean, whoda thunk mine would turn out as it did? In my teens, the road ahead had neon signs with flashing lights saying THIS … Continue reading

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Daily post: A twist

FROG: Mornin’, Princess. PRINCESS: Oh! Good morning. FROG: Shocked, are you? Vat’s a bit rude. Times have moved on, you know. Even a cat can look at a king – or in vis case, a frog can talk to a … Continue reading

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Daily post: Giggle with excitement? I don’t think so!

I don’t remember ever doing the “giggle with excitement” thing. Maybe it’s one of those habits not available to tall girls/women. There are plenty of them. Hah! You didn’t think of that, did you, but it’s true. If you’re tall … Continue reading

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