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The Forbidden Cellar – Friday Fiction

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot It is not easy to tell a story in 100 words. If you are up for the challenge, head to Rochelle's blog and join in. Here is my take on the photo prompt: The Forbidden Cellar She thought it was wrong. She blamed her curiosity and the estate lawyer who… Continue reading The Forbidden Cellar – Friday Fiction

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What Do You Want to Achieve in 2023?

I must have been around 20 at the time. What was I thinking as I stood there in the wind, wondering where life would take me? I had little fear for my future, in 1982. I lived in and for the present moment. Spontaneous. Responsive. With little planning. If I had planned ahead better, I… Continue reading What Do You Want to Achieve in 2023?

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Handy Contacts and Kitchen Conversions for the New Year

A fridge magnet with handy reference numbers appeared on my fridge recently. I wasn't miffed. It sure is handy to have helpline phone numbers handy. Especially in an emergency. No one wants to be rifling through drawers of miscellaneous paperwork where a child has swallowed something awful. And I have to admit that occasionally, I… Continue reading Handy Contacts and Kitchen Conversions for the New Year

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Only in Australia – Mini Schnauzer Dog versus Curlew Bird

Location: Shopping centre car park Protagonist: A Mother Curlew Supporting cast: Miniature Schnauzer Dog and Owners Action: Curlew repeatedly confronts the Mini Schnauzer, screaming and batting its fully-spread wings. The Dog owners think this is mildly amusing. The Schnauzer is one minute brave, the next hesitant. The Bird follows the Schnauzer in a threatening manner,… Continue reading Only in Australia – Mini Schnauzer Dog versus Curlew Bird

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Why You Shouldn’t Believe in Halloween

Following on from my recent Ghost Story, I didn't grow up with the Halloween tradition and as such, I don't feel the intense need to place a 'ZOMBIE CROSSING,' sign and plaster it in my front garden on October 31 each year. Nor do I relish having an imprint of a hand on my door/window/car… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Believe in Halloween

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When You See Strange Ghosts

I was young, probably the youngest student in the group. Out of the intake of 20 or so girls and two older guys, I had only just turned 17. I had to wait until my birthday before I could start training at the old hospital, as a Student Nurse. All the trainees were eager to… Continue reading When You See Strange Ghosts