Author Archives: helen meikle's scribblefest

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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Daily prompt: Have I lived too long?

DAILY PROMPT Substandard Seems most of us are substandard according to that Great Table of Standards in the Sky. Nobody knows who drew up the Table, who has access or when the standards will be subject to variation, but at … Continue reading

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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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