Monthly Archives: January 2014

Seizing the day 31/1: Misnomer

This supermarket isn’t super. It isn’t a market, either: no gathering of stalls with funky purveyors of local tomatoes and hand-made beads and wooden trains with wobbly wheels… It’s just a big fat greedy conglomerate that sucks up the good … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: The bliss of entitlement

DAILY PROMPT: GENERATION XYZ Think about the generation immediately younger or older than you. What do you understand least about them — and what can you learn from them? I was born during WWII, which seems to mean I don’t … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 30/1: Dichotomy

White gull dreaming against cloudless blue, warm ripples on wet-sand mirror at the water’s edge. Board riders crouched in the curl of a wave lined up to touch down from the open sea. But the wind is cold, when you’re … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: The alternative to Fotherington-Thomas

DAILY PROMPT: WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW Write a post entirely in the present tense. I’m sitting here regarding the day, about to blister your socks off with the sheer excitement of it all. But then I’m thinking that rather than … Continue reading

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Weekly challenge: Imagining anorexia

WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: LEAVE YOUR SHOES AT THE DOOR Silence. We sit staring at each other, I blank as the wall behind his head, he contemplating lunch, perhaps; his next holiday, the chance of a round of golf on Sunday. … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 29/1: Us then

We walked through there so many afternoons, rods in hand, the bush damp and humming with bugs and mystery. And now it’s gone, leaving scraggly grass and naked rocks humiliated. Bricks will come soon. I’m glad you didn’t have to … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Peacefully on the outer

DAILY PROMPT: BFFS What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to? If I’ve got the definition right, I don’t have a BFF. If I’m allowed to count family, I’ve got several, all best, all … Continue reading

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