Monthly Archives: February 2014

Daily prompt: Go straight to gaol, do not pass ‘Go’…

DAILY PROMPT: LUCKY STAR Today is your lucky day. You get three wishes, granted to you by The Daily Post. What are your three wishes and why? No, definitely not a game I want to play, thanks all the same. … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: More questions than answers

DAILY PROMPT: KARMA CHAMELEON This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways? … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 12/2: I got a letter

The promo on the envelope says ‘Start banking on your mobile.’ What? Don’t tell me what to do, you stupid ignorant little bankers. And while we’re at it, advertisers, Marketers and snake-oil salesmen – are you listening? Really well? – … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Regrets? A plague upon them!

DAILY PROMPT: I DID IT MY WAY Describe the one decision in your life where you wish you could get a “do-over.” Tell us about the decision, and why you’d choose to take a different path this time around Ho … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 11/2: Gulled

Troubles come in flocks, like seagulls rising up to squawk their scorn that we would think calm seas might last. I don’t complain, you understand: merely point out that currents ebb and flow incessantly, grabbing our ankles when we least … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Dream on, you silly old chook

DAILY POST: TAKE THAT, ROSETTA! If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills? I am not … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 10/2: …or not to see…

Seems I’ll be seeing double for two more weeks. Eye surgeon ill? Off to a conference? Playing golf? Who the hell knows? Bummer, though…

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Daily prompt: Toe of frog?

DAILY PROMPT: INGREDIENTS What’s the one item in your kitchen you can’t possibly cook without? A spice, your grandma’s measuring cup, instant ramen — what’s your magic ingredient, and why? There are various possible answers to this. 1. You mean … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 9/2: Words

If I were famous, each word that I wrote would be loaded with meaning and subtext and clever allusion; obscure and profound. But because I’m just me, they’re just words, poor things…

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Seizing the day 8/2: After dark

The night is still, holding its breath, planning tomorrow; the sea mumbles, mulling over its secret life. We think we own the world, have mastered its surprises. Arrogance will drown us, one day.

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