Monthly Archives: August 2017

Daily prompt: Fun

DAILY PROMPT Rhyme I can do rhyme! How about that? Something I’ve actually realised I’m quite good at. Not that I consider it a talent. It’s more of a knack, the product of happy circumstance – ie, being exposed to … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Magnetic what?

DAILY PROMPT Magnetic So I’m sitting around doing not much while my sister is in hospital – not that I do much when she’s not in hospital, but doing not much in your own house is different from doing it … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: It’s cold

DAILY PROMPT Homage Homage O Yea Homage to the Weather Gods! Their timing is immaculate. When I left Sydney after 9 weeks of bullying my sister back to reasonable health, the temperature rose from freezing to not bad for winter, … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Ooze beats fluff

DAILY PROMPT Ooze Today is International Sponge Cake Day. Who’d have thought! Perhaps my ignorance is due to the fact that aside from the goodly ooze of jam and cream, I find sponges about the most boring cakes around. They … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Ah EBay!

DAILY PROMPT Trance EBay sent me a little message, today. Helen, it said, treat Dad with 20% off, and went on to offer me goodies like a treadmill or a multitool + sheath as the perfect Fathers Day gift. This … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: The virtues of recitation

DAILY PROMPT Recite When I was in primary school, we recited a lot of thing – times tables, for example; how to parse verbs and nouns; the major rivers of NSW north to south; tables of weights and measures. And … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Thinking

DAILY PROMPT Grainy Someone commented here some time ago now, that I am grainy bread, not white. Not to everyone’s taste. Not ‘normal’, you might say. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be normal. A lot easier, … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Definitely nilly

DAILY PROMPT Willy-nilly Russian oligarch Aleksey Shapovalov has bought his wife a 70 carat diamond ring estimated to be worth 13.5 million AUD. I have a few hobbyhorses as you may have noticed, and this is one of them. How … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: One delivery I’d prefer to avoid

DAILY PROMPT Delivery I can’t say it’s fun, but it certainly adds an extra something to the start of the day: that first check of the news to see if one of the Mad Bastards has delivered us all into … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: How I came to love Beethoven

DAILY PROMPT Symphony In 1940, my father and several of his colleagues drafted an adult education scheme for the Australian Army. Its purpose was to combat illiteracy among recruits, to educate them in the political history of Australia (thus explaining … Continue reading

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