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Sometimes I Despair

Sometimes I despair for the younger generation. Am I just like generations previous, who lament the ineptitude and inabilities of youth? I guess it is just another sign of getting older and crankier. Whinging about the youth of today? Who can blame the kids? The goal of our evolving human race appears to be to… Continue reading Sometimes I Despair


That’s Ridiculous

Have you ever had that feeling that you have lost track of time? That you were a day behind. You are not alone. It happened to newly retired Suzanne too. Running a tad late Suzanne sat down, surprised to take the last vacant seat at the table for the ‘Older Singles’ group, a community group… Continue reading That’s Ridiculous


Buying a Farm

Photo Prompt Bill Reynolds It was our chance to farm. A bargain. The work repairing the rundown greenhouse coops was exhausting. Using all our savings, it was operational in four months.   2am starts broke our resolve. Picking and packing herbs under floodlight; driving to market; the rush to set-up by 5am. Tired. Unwitting customers… Continue reading Buying a Farm


Nearly Wasn’t

Phoebe feeling lazy, frowned. “I did it yesterday. Ask Darren.” Mum was insistent. “It’s your job. She’s desperate for a walk in the park.” Petra’s tail wagged, effusively. The guilt trip worked.  Phoebe and Petra were almost at the road, when Mum called from the doorway, holding out Phoebe’s coat,   “Come back. You’ll need this.”… Continue reading Nearly Wasn’t

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The Falls and Josie – a Short Story

Friday Fictioneers is a challenge wherein you write a Story in 100 Words based on a photo prompt: PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart Just one more step, she surmised, until she reached the edge. Still lucid, she considered the horrendous pain she'd feel before the blackness enveloped her. It couldn’t be worse than the… Continue reading The Falls and Josie – a Short Story

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Friendly Friday Challenge – Trains, Tales and Tall Stories

I opt to travel by train if I can. Not only is it easier on the body, but it's also a great way to see the countryside from a different angle and meet some fascinating characters. Tourists waiting for the Norway in the Nutshell Flamsbåna train By and large, railway passengers enjoy chatting with others… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Trains, Tales and Tall Stories