Methods of insecticide, that is... not the poison sold in aerosol cans. I can't stand the smell of fly-killer spray. (Actually, when leaving the house with visitors recently, I thought hubby had sprayed insecticide around to kill off flies while we were out. Once in the car, I discovered the odour was still with us, … Continue reading Insecti-cide
but not in my house! Coathangers Have you ever noticed the way coathangers breed? At one point, all the hangers in your wardrobe may be occupied, but as items get worn and washed and replaced you one day realise there are way more hangers than there are items of clothing. I occasionally – not as … Continue reading Go Forth and Multiply. . .
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Quora first entered my inbox after one of my Google queries threw up a Quora link among the finds. I must have found the answers useful and signed up, because after that, I found Quora in my inbox every morning. My usual reaction to these email previews was to … Continue reading Hooked on Quora
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My first husband and I both worked full-time when we moved into our first house. Since he was a chef, we also ran a small catering business from home and I sold Tupperware on the side. We were busy. Apart from the kitchen – not wanting to poison our clients – housework wasn't a priority. … Continue reading Housework and Me
I tried free verse, but it rhymed anyway. So I had another go… Posting both, if I may. At the risk of boring readers, the compositions below are, essentially, the same content in different forms. I asked our writing group which they preferred before posting both versions for the 12 poems in 12 months challenge … Continue reading Stand and Deliver
Nothing for ages, then two come along together. Another quick read from Shannon James on the 101 words website – find Snow Fall here. Photo by Mac2020 Italy on Pexels.comTwo A member of our writing group favours similar plot lines. She assures us they are mere fiction and not aspirational.
I sometimes pass on links to a website called 101 words – not often, because it can be difficult to create an impression with a mere 101 words. I rarely come across submissions I can relate to, or consider a story. I am sure many of us maturer folk will relate to this one though. … Continue reading Sharing 101 words
It was late 2019 when Phil, from our writing group, had the idea of producing two collections of Christmas stories – one for adults and one for children. It is difficult to summon the Christmas muse once the festive season has passed. By the time we felt Christmassy enough to produce seasonal stories in 2019, … Continue reading Seasonal Confusion
My parents always had the same tabloid newspaper delivered every morning. As I got older, I'd read the news and sections that interested me, but when I moved out I had a different newspaper delivered. This one supported opposing views on most issues, and I found myself approving its coverage. After a while, though, I … Continue reading Opinions