Monthly Archives: March 2017

Daily prompt: More ‘trivial’, really

DAILY PROMPT Massive There is nothing massive happening in my life, my neighbourhood or my country (at least comparatively speaking and as far as I know) for which I thank god and touch wood daily, thus covering all the bases. … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Not really my cup of tea

DAILY PROMPT Murmuration I am not entirely enticed by murmuration. It’s sort of…silly. An overstatement of nothing much. It’s not in my dictionary, either. Not that that means a lot. Necessarily. It’s the Macquarie Dictionary, which is Australian, and we … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Oh for goodness sake!

DAILY PROMPT Nuance In the city of Melbourne, one of Australia’s state capitals, ten pedestrian crossing lights will be replaced at a cost of 8,400 AUD so that instead of little green or red men saying ‘cross’ or ‘don’t cross’, … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Waiting for the train to la-la land

DAILY PROMPT Swarm I always thought there was something swarming under that luxuriant orange rug: something cavorting on the cerebral swings and roundabouts and nibbling on the neurotransmitters. The signs are quite clear if you know what to look for: … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Not one of my talents

DAILY PROMPT Parlay I’ve never managed to parlay anything into anything much. One of those genetic traits I missed out on, I think: the canny ones that can turn a heap of shit into a pony not by incurable optimism … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: With deep gratitude to the shallow and meaningless

DAILY PROMPT Desire He stood before her in all his naked glory. And it was glorious, indeed it was, if you liked that sort of thing when you both had morning breath and the sheets embraced the fragrance of last … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Having a rave about good and bad

DAILY PROMPT Doubt I like a good argument. (You might have noticed.) Probably my upbringing. We were encouraged to have opinions and to express them. Appropriately. A certain amount of heat was acceptable. Rudeness and disrespect were not. Because an … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Waiting…waiting…

DAILY PROMPT Quicken I am waiting for my mind to quicken. Or my motivation. Or something. Not passively. I’m trying. Blowing on the coals, you might say, in the hope of raising a flicker of flame into which I can … Continue reading

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