Hybrid is the first word prompt for the brand new, exciting site, set up jointly by my friend Sue W , and her partner GC.

I used to enter a weekly Limerick competition, and really enjoyed doing so. That ceased some time ago and I have neglected Limericks since. It is now time to limber up for a limerick, so here goes.

My car is electric and gas

It’s been such a pain in the ass

It stutters and starts

And uses up parts

Next time I’ll give it a pass.


Look out for the weekly prompts here.


A bent lady, eclipsed by wet ducks?

There was a young lady from Gwent

who found that she came as she went.

She didn’t know why,

that as she passed by,

her back was incredibly bent.


She went to the doctors to ask.

“Lost cause” he said, “Go buy a cask.

Drink plenty of sherry

until you are merry,

sit back in the sun and just bask.”


She died and was buried at noon.

Some said it was awfully soon.

Some others thought “Why,

when I look at the sky,

can I see both the sun and the moon?”


Of course, it is perfectly plain

that we often see ducks in the rain,

and the lady from Gwent,

who came as she went,

was horribly bent and insane!

Tantalising Triple #1

I stood on one leg to get dressed,

my doctor was very impressed.

I fell to the floor,

but wait, there is more.

I found that I’d ruptured my vest!


My band has been banned from the stage,

our instruments locked in a cage.

I spoke to the policeman,

he’ll only release them

if I promise that I’ll act my age.


The verses above are not linked.

They came out that way as I thinked.

You, perhaps would say thought,

but I’ve always been taught

you should write as if you’d just blinked!


Did anyone notice I’d gone?

and my postings this week totalled one?

Was there anyone there

who gave half a care?

I think that the answer is NONE!


I did find the time for some reading

of stories and facts and hearts bleeding.

I’d add the odd thought

On those blogs that had caught

my attention whilst I was proceeding


We’ve been on vacation all week.

Sun, sea, and the sand we did seek.

We journeyed together,

were lucky with weather,

with only one day that was bleak!

Twittering Tale #29 – 9 May 2017

Kat Myrman has this wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 140 characters or fewer.


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

Magic 8 ball, oh dear, what a blow

I’ve not seen one, so how can I know

how it’s meant to work

I feel such a berk

My ignorance now on full show!

(140 characters)

Twittering Tale #17 – 14 February 2017

Look here where Kat Myrman has this wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 140 characters or fewer.

Here is this week’s very appropriate prompt and my contribution. I decided on a limerick, just because I want to:

love-old-people-the-heart-of-pension-160936.jpegA man drew a heart in the sand.
He thought it incredibly grand.
At the end of the day
the heart washed away
but his love had a ring on her hand.

(138 characters)

Learning Latin lament

This self generated on my morning walk, although, if I’m honest, it is far from the truth!

Learning Latin helped me tremendously in understanding language generally.


Agricola, agricolae, agricolum

As far as I’m concerned stick Latin up your bum

Quod erat demonstrandum

Just seems so very random

When declining Latin nouns by rule of thumb!