A little perspective always helps

This piece was written for the Six Sentence story challenge, with the prompt word of 'improvise'. Relativity July 1953 Woodcut 28.2x29.4cm ‘Mr. Moneybags, sorry to call you but I’m having difficulty giving instructions to the crew working on your new home, including the carpenters working on the stairs, especially when the architect’s drawings you sent … Continue reading A little perspective always helps

Let the pawnishment fit the crime

This piece was written for the Six Sentence challenge, with 'pawn' as the prompt word. Bill droned on with a seemingly interminable tale about his grandfather’s prowess at chess and I had reached the point where my eyes had taken on the appearance of glazed doughnuts, so I interrupted with ‘So he was a pawn … Continue reading Let the pawnishment fit the crime

More bubbly?

This piece was written for the weekly Six Sentence challenge with the prompt word of 'effervescence'. After Arabella had finished lamenting the loss of her latest boyfriend, Babs breathlessly unloaded that the trouble with Arabella was that she was insufficiently bubbly, too po-faced, not enough fizz, and that guys don’t want to know about what … Continue reading More bubbly?

Occasional Ravings – Don’t let the old man in

Last night I re-watched the Clint Eastwood movie 'The Mule'. Now, I don't buy the premise that a charming nonagenarian should be forgiven for running drugs that destroy millions of people and make the scum of the earth rich. But the film is worthwhile on many levels, including the central theme of family being more … Continue reading Occasional Ravings – Don’t let the old man in