Twittering Tales #161 – 5 November 2019

It’s time again, for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge, to write a story, inspired by her picture prompt, in 280 characters or fewer.

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution.

Check out all the fabulously creative entries here and, if you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!

img_5619Photo by Michael Gaida @


The Health and Safety inspection for the opening of the new children’s dance studio wasn’t going well.

Everyone thought somebody else was going to organise the clean up.

Someone would be in deep trouble!


Who was responsible was anyone’s guess.

I’m sure somebody knows.


I don’t. Do you?


(280 characters)

The Knife Angel

We have been experiencing increasing knife crime in the UK, with the majority of cases affecting our young men and boys. Deaths are increasing and there are few towns that have not experienced death or serious injuries. The police have regular knife amnesties, and seize weapons when they find them.

As part of the campaign to draw attention to this useless waste of life and the seriousness of carrying knives, a huge sculpture, made of blades of all shapes and sizes that have been handed in, or seized, has been created. It is called The Knife Angel.

You can read about the Knife Angel here or see the inspiration behind it, its creation, and its current location in Derby in the videos below.

Incidentally, the little map of Derby, shown in the link above, shows MHA “Methodist Homes for the Aged” , where I worked for 17 years prior to retirement.



Who Paints The Sky? — Gloria Smud

Over at Gloria Smud, Debbie’s Dad has been busy, as usual, helping to paint some really glorious skies. Pop over and hear all about it. You will not be disappointed.

Who Paints The Sky? Who has the job of painting the sky, Who owns the ladders to reach up so high, Who knows which colourful palletes delight, Perpetual artwork designed to excite! A fracture appears at the breaking of dawn, A slither of pink cracks; the new day is born. A blank canvas waits for…

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Iron Nick — Little Fears

Pete, from Little Fears, was kind (or silly) enough to invite me to guest write for his fantastic site Little Fears. here is my feeble attempt to be half as funny, or punny, as Pete is. Pop over to his site to see his regular laughs by following the link below.

Thank you for this opportunity Pete!

To view the video you will need to go to the Little Fears site via the link at the bottom.

Iron Nick By Peter Matthews Iron Nick was really quite cheesed off. His boss kept badgering him to work harder. He was getting pretty steamed up about it all. Lucy, meanwhile, was egging Nick on. She advised him to tell the boss where to stick his lousy job. It became so heated that the three…

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Twittering Tale #99 – 28 August 2018

It’s time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

Prompt photo by Conquero at

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here.

The hunt

I really think I’ve cracked it now.

Even though I say so myself, the form of the horses is quite superb.
My painting is almost like a photograph.
I’m really pleased with the result!

It’s such a pity that I can’t paint human figures, or dogs, or saddles, reins, or stirrups.

Tally Ho!

(280 characters)

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 10/06/2018

img_1345-3Helen had fun last week, trying to confuse us. Well, it worked! It doesn’t take much to confuse me nowadays.

This week she’s gone and used a big word – METAPHOR. We’re supposed to find a song whose title is one of those, or whose content contains one of those metaphor things. You can find this week’s entries here.

Turns out, it is quite difficult to find a song that does not follow those rules, so here goes:

My song this week is from an Avant Garde artist (see, I can use big words too!), Camille. the song is called Seeds.

BUT, pay attention at the back, after you’ve listened, do go on to listen to the link I’ve added at the end, and then more after that. Camille is the only singer I have ever seen sing her own accompaniment within a song! No multi track recording – just sheer genius. She also does beat boxing! What an artist she is!

Seeds of laughter Seeds of lettuce Seeds of rustling leaves and flowers Seeds of rain Seeds of passion Seeds of saffron Seeds of strawbery fields forever Seeds of grace Seeds of peaches, seeds of pecan Seeds of peace, seeds of hope Seeds of pace pine and pepper Seeds of glory, seeds of gold

How can you serve them

How can you spoil them

How can you trade them

How can you grow

Seeds of sorrow Seeds of sterile landscape Seeds of devastated corn Seeds of strain Seeds of misery Seeds of mud and melancholy Seeds of watermelon Seeds of waste Seeds of silence, seeds of slumber Seeds of hunger, seeds of stone Seeds of underneath the summer Lies a million seeds of cold

How can you buy them

How can you sell them

How can you trade them

How can you do so


How can you buy them

How can you sell them

How can you trade them

How can you do so

Seeds of lovers, seeds of apples Seeds of blue eyes, belly button Seeds of men Seeds of children Seeds of rosebud onions Seeds of what’s going to happen Seeds of change

Seeds of change

Seeds of change

Writer(s): Clement Ducol, Camille Dalmais

Here is the proof that she can accompany herself. Singing at The Royal Albert Hall:

Tout Dit