Monthly Archives: October 2017

Daily prompt: Whatever floats your boat

DAILY PROMPT Fluff My novels are fluff. Extreeemely intelligent, insightful, articulate and well-written fluff, of course, but fluff nonetheless. Now why, I hear you cry, would you waste your razor-sharp intellect and your dazzling literary genius on writing fluff? Because … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Getting real…

DAILY PROMPT Surreal This morning on my homepage – which is admittedly a very junky homepage that I stick with because its inanity never ceases to entertain me – I was greeted by a headline (illustrated with suitably serious headshot) … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Been and gone

DAILY PROMPT Identity I did my bit for this prompt and then thought better of it. I do that quite often: write with enthusiasm, read it through, think self-indulgent twaddle and delete it. So that’s me for the day. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Don’t poke the koala

DAILY PROMPT Trademark Trademark law is a minefield and a nightmare, as Australian manufacturers of ugg boots discovered in the late ‘90s. Ugg boots (thought to be short for ‘ugly boots’) have been around in Australia and New Zealand since … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: I think therefore I am – or possibly not

DAILY PROMPT Enlighten The Age of Enlightenment (or Age of Reason) flourished in Europe between about 1620 and 1781 (or 1685 and 1815 depending on your point of view), when intellectuals advocated ‘reason’ as a means of freeing humanity from … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Take your pick

DAILY PROMPT Expect What you expect is what you get, so they say. But then they also say Expect the unexpected.  I’ve never been sure whether these things are said by two different sets of They, or whether you’re supposed … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: All things in moderation?

DAILY PROMPT Express This whole notion of ‘expressing yourself’ is relatively new, at least for those of us raised in an age and a country when a certain amount of British stiff upper lip was considered mannerly. You didn’t waltz … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Deep as a puddle

DAILY PROMPT Risky ‘Risky’ is one of those words that lends itself to deep philosophical rumination. You know the sort of thing: nothing ventured, nothing gained said in a million different ways by a million different people, in relation to … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Family

DAILY PROMPT Loyal The day after I posted this, my eldest daughter turned up at my door with this from her garden.   She is the baby for whom my husband brought me gardenias. Meanwhile, today is my eldest grandson’s … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: It’s all very tiring…

DAILY PROMPT Ascend Not too much ascending going on at the moment, far as I can see. Except for those ascending their high horses to give the rest of us the what-for. Which doesn’t always turn out too well if … Continue reading

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