Monthly Archives: August 2016

Daily prompt: The saving vice

DAILY PROMPT Vice Everybody needs a vice. Nothing major. Just a little one, to save them from the nasty nuances of perceived perfection. But where do you find a nice little vice these days? They’ve either been thoroughly demonised (like … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: I’m back

DAILY PROMPT Expert So if that’s Sydney, I’ve done it. Not in any expert way: I can’t give you a rundown on What’s On, the pros and cons of the latest Must-Sees or the state of the best-known tourist attractions, … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Shrinkage

DAILY PROMPT Miniature I’m driving to Sydney tomorrow. It’s going to be raining for most of the 500 km. My mother always said that when I was tired, by face shrank. By the time I get to Sydney, I’m going … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Things veterans learn and heads of state don’t

DAILY PROMPT Learning Lest we forget we mumble, then We go and have a beer Lest we remember all the mud And blood that brought us here. The war to end all wars, they said – All them that pulled … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Well done me

DAILY PROMPT Fifty Turning fifty Felt pretty nifty. Congratulations, me! I said And went to bed. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/fifty/

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Daily prompt: No thanks, not again

DAILY PROMPT Youth Ah the joys of youth! That gigantic con. That rose-coloured myth perpetuated by those with short memories, a fear of exposing their less-than-stellar adolescence, or a craving for nostalgia so acute that truth is irrelevant. OK, it … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Hi moon, hi mum

DAILY PROMPT Moon The moon reminds me of my mum. Not what you’d expect, you might think. No rose petals, heady romance and wandering hand in hand to happily ever after – which was a good thing, as it turned … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Confession: I smacked my kids occasionally

DAILY PROMPT Carry No good carrying on like a two-bob watch, my father would say, and you’d know he was mildly amused and wholly unmoved by your histrionics. It was very frustrating. I’m not as tolerant as he was. I’m … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Never let it be said

DAILY PROMPT Confused My thesaurus is my new best friend. You know how it is. There’s the perfect word. You know it’s there, but it’s dodging around behind cheap substitutes and pale initiations and rather than wasting time on childish … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Not complicated, just painful

DAILY PROMPT Complicated I’ve got chilblains on my toes. How that happened, goodness knows. No one takes more care than me To thwart the possibility. All through the wintertime, I treat My agéd, well-worn, size ten feet Like fragile little … Continue reading

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