Author Archives: helen meikle's scribblefest

What happens when you’re on Santa’s ‘naughty’ list

Hello People. I discovered a few days ago that I have cancer. This is a right bummer. Not at all what I had in mind for Christmas, and a definite threat to those blissful hours of wallowing in the balmy … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Blowing myself out of the WordPress water. Again

DAILY PROMPT Simmer I am an alien here and I know already that commenting on US affairs does me no good. But on the other hand, does it do Americans any good if the only voices they hear are those … Continue reading

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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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