Monthly Archives: April 2017

Daily prompt: Nnnah…

DAILY PROMPT Perfume I’ve never had much to do with perfume. Always felt stupid when I wore it: like a sow’s ear trying to be a silk purse. In fact that applied to anything that might smack even vaguely of … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Well how about that!

DAILY PROMPT Knackered Now this is a good word! Not exactly onomatopoeic, but it does have a satisfying thud that speaks of ‘let me collapse on the couch’, and historic overtones of worn out old horses, entirely appropriate to its … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: How to write a proper limerick

DAILY PROMPT Roots I thought about this prompt for quite a while: the roots of humanity and what a mess we’re making of it all by being selfish, greedy bastards for whom ‘responsibility’ has become a dirty word. And it … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Not something that gives me sleepless nights

DAILY PROMPT Gray Both my parents were grey-haired for as long as I remember. Perhaps that’s why when I started going grey it didn’t bother me. Or perhaps it’s because I had so many other things on my mind at … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: That thing I never had much of

DAILY PROMPT Zip I was never the sort of kid who zipped around the neighbourhood full of energy and joie-de-vie. Not that there was a neighbourhood in the accepted sense. We lived on a corner with a school on one … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: What you think when you don’t have to worry about ratings

DAILY PROMPT Avid Pore ole Donny, yet again the victim of fake news. All those media bottom feeders scrabbling avidly through the polls and coming up with lies, damned lies and statistics. But it’s all OK, really, because he knows … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Why I will never write The Great Australian Novel

DAILY PROMPT Opaque All I ever really wanted to do from a very early age was write, and by the time I left school, I hadn’t changed my mind. But this was a very long time ago when children still … Continue reading

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