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Daily prompt: Seizing the day, 22/4

Someone somewhere down the road has their radio on overload. If it were playing Beethoven, I might excuse it: not polite but understandable in that Beethoven is mighty. Modern pop and chat is piddling drivel. Maybe I’ll rush out with … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Seizing the day 21/4

A year or so ago, the Weekly Challenge (since defunct) was this: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/lunch-posts/ It was fun, so once the week was up, I kept going in a series of posts I called Seizing the day. The DP’s regurgitated prompts aren’t … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 18/2: Perspectives

A teenager egged a car for a joke and the car owner shot her. A four-year-old found wandering alone in the Syrian Desert, a casualty of war, a prey to winter and you kill someone for egging your car? Photograph … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 14/2: Frangipani in bloom

Pale faces floating untethered in the sadness of the rain.

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Seizing the day 12/2: I got a letter

The promo on the envelope says ‘Start banking on your mobile.’ What? Don’t tell me what to do, you stupid ignorant little bankers. And while we’re at it, advertisers, Marketers and snake-oil salesmen – are you listening? Really well? – … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 11/2: Gulled

Troubles come in flocks, like seagulls rising up to squawk their scorn that we would think calm seas might last. I don’t complain, you understand: merely point out that currents ebb and flow incessantly, grabbing our ankles when we least … Continue reading

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Seizing the day 10/2: …or not to see…

Seems I’ll be seeing double for two more weeks. Eye surgeon ill? Off to a conference? Playing golf? Who the hell knows? Bummer, though…

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Seizing the day 9/2: Words

If I were famous, each word that I wrote would be loaded with meaning and subtext and clever allusion; obscure and profound. But because I’m just me, they’re just words, poor things…

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Seizing the day 8/2: After dark

The night is still, holding its breath, planning tomorrow; the sea mumbles, mulling over its secret life. We think we own the world, have mastered its surprises. Arrogance will drown us, one day.

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Seizing the day 6/2: Working it out

We never do know how until it does. We think we do. We plan – and God laughs. And then from out of darkest night a light appears to guide us home.

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