Monthly Archives: July 2017

Daily prompt: Does it really matter?

DAILY PROMPT Bumble Until I was about 17, I appeared to have a purpose in life. Academic achievement. Since that’s been off the board – chiefly, in retrospect, because I had minus zero interest in academic achievement and managed to … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Bury the chaplain?

DAILY PROMPT Bury Now there’s a cheery little word! And here was me all set to be a veritable ray of sunshine only to be stymied by the WP moving finger, which having writ, has no doubt moved on to … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Quinoa

DAILY PROMPT Grit Quinoa looks gritty. Don’t know whether it is. Don’t care. Don’t plan on finding out. Course it probably isn’t. Gritty. What with being the latest superfood and all. You can con all of the people some of … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Yay, way to go!

DAILY PROMPT Savage We humans are very good at ‘savage’. Not content with the physical kind – although there’s still more than enough of that around – we have gone on to develop emotional, social and financial savagery into fine … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: I’ll keep my ballpoint, thanks

DAILY PROMPT Quill Whenever I see auctioneers waxing lyrical about antique inkstands, I’m always slightly bemused. I know auctioneers are paid to wax lyrical about everything, and I know antique inkstands can be things of beauty in themselves. But I … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: A tribute to political incorrectness

DAILY PROMPT Tether A long time ago when my children were small, you could get (and many did) a child’s harness with a lead attached, to tether your child to you (or to the pram of an even smaller child … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Not glamorous, but interesting

DAILY PROMPT Pluck My immediate reaction to ‘pluck’ is plucking chooks. Nothing beautiful, uplifting or spiritual about that, perhaps indicative of my plebeian soul. But nonetheless I do remember those chook-plucking sessions with fondness, possibly enhanced by the fact that … Continue reading

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