Rapid rhyme #15 – The end?

Oh the smell, and the whiff, and the pong
as the world goes terribly wrong
it’s all just erupted
with earth much corrupted
hold your nose and join in with a song!

 

Rapid rhyme #13 – Unlucky for some!

Does my bum look big in this?

Of course it bloomin’ does!

But I will never say as much

Because – oh, just because

 

I learned to hold my tongue way back

In 1974

Like every married fella does

I got to know the score!

Twittering Tales #150 – 20 August 2019

With a full time job, and all the fantastic poetry she writes, I don’t know where Kat finds the time to keep up with this wonderful challenge, but I’m glad that she does.

Here is this week’s picture prompt, to write a story in 280 characters or fewer. My contribution is below.

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!

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Firstly here is Kat’s own story.

The Lottery

The lottery was held a week before the meteor collision. One million souls would be selected, with the winners being notified privately.

Days passed and neighbor’s eyed each other suspiciously. But no one seemed to have made the cut. No one, but the leaders and their families.

I thought that I would add to this:

The Jackpot

They approached the Sun to use the slingshot effect to set course for Alpha 7, and a new life.

Alarms sounded! 

They were being dragged into the fiery hell, and nothing they did had any effect.

Back on Earth, everyone breathed a huge sigh of relief as the meteor passed safely by.

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Twittering Tales #132 – 16 April 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!

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The emergency survival packs had been set up for years, they were all over the city.

They held weapons, ammunition, water, food, and a radio.

Each agent had a unique access code to punch in on the keyboard, and a voice code to verify.

What the hell was the cat’s name I’d chosen?

(279 characters)

Twittering Tales #131 – 9 April 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!

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Since those huge bright globes appeared low in the sky it hadn’t been safe to venture outside.
All who tried were frazzled to a cinder.
We soon realised that we needed to keep to the shadows, but then the acid rain proved deadly too!
We’ve now used the last of the food and water!

(280 characters)

Twittering Tales #86 – 29 May 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.

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

I told you not to leave the window open didn’t I?

Did I, or did I not, tell you at least a dozen times “DO NOT LEAVE THE BLOODY WINDOW OPEN!”

Well, you’ve gone and done it now, haven’t you? I told you, but do you listen?

NO!

In one ear and out the other!

And now it’s loose out there!

(280 characters)

Wildlife Encroachment

Fellas, If your wife is a gun gal take heed!
Ladies, hearty laughs are allowed!

Mitigating Chaos

Florida Woman Stops Alligator Attack Using a Small Beretta

This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator.  th-1
Here’s her story in her own words:
“While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in The Villages with my soon to be ex-husband discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water and began charging us with its large jaws wide open.  She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive.
“If I had not had my little Beretta Jetfire .25 caliber pistol with me, I would not be here today!  Just one quick shot to my estranged husband’s knee cap was all it took.  The ‘gator got him easily and I was able to escape by just walking away…

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The not so Old Girl and The Sea

A reblog of a reblog.
A long post but really worth the read.

Tales from the Romulan Neutral Zone

It started with a Hashtag.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, the tributary streams of our modern world flowing into the big river of awareness. Then the conventional media outlets caught on and before we knew it, the Weinstein dam broke and it was Land Under in Hollywood.

I’ll admit, my brain went into ‘white noise’ mode after the first few hundred Tweets. It seemed yet another sad, frustrating déjà vu moment in history – I’ve already seen this, and not once but twice, three times … it’s like we’re forming a brave bucket brigade on the Titanic, shouting encouragement to each other while that sad, lonely SOS echoes over the frozen Atlantic. If anybody out there really gave a damn, wouldn’t they have answered by now?

So, I was resigned to have another talk with my teenage girls about why life isn’t fair,

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about politics and the legal system, and that there…

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 24/12/17 – Danger

SLSDANGER – is Helen’s theme for this week!

I’ve chosen one of the first tracks by The Quarrymen, recorded in July 1958. It wasn’t actually released until November 1995. You can read the background to this here on wikipedia.

The Quarrymen, of course, became The Beatles in 1960, so it is particularly interesting to see the youngsters, and to hear the raw talent when they were just starting out on their fantastic musical journey. For this track, believed to be written by Paul McCartney, you will see that Paul is playing rhythm guitar, and there is no base player.

There was, of course, a DANGER that they could have totally flopped and joined thousands of other groups who never quite made it. Thank goodness they didn’t!

I hope you enjoy this very early look at John, Paul, and George, 4 years before Ringo joined the “Fab Four.”

This track is obviously very special to Paul because he has played it at concerts many times since. Here is a more recent outing from Mexico in 2017.

“In Spite Of All The Danger”

In spite of all the danger
In spite of all that may be
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to meIn spite of all the heartache
That you may cause me
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to meI’ll look after you
Like I’ve never done before
I’ll keep all the others
From knocking at your doorIn spite of all the danger
In spite of all that may be
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to me

Yeah!

In spite of all the heartache
That you may cause me
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to me
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to me

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