Where have all the odd ones gone?

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'reserve'. When Alfie Centauri announced that he’d discovered where in the universe all the odd socks that disappeared in the weekly wash ended up, the responses from the public were culturally diverse (which of course was much to the satisfaction of … Continue reading Where have all the odd ones gone?

Lost Childhood and Journey To The Top

These pieces were written for the Six Story Challenge, with the prompt word of 'lost'. Two pieces this week, one serious, one-light-hearted. Lost childhood The family had stopped by the side of the road to have a picnic and pick wild blackberries that would fill pies and jam jars. The father could reach the highest … Continue reading Lost Childhood and Journey To The Top

Ess-sense

This piece was written as a response to The Carrot Ranch 99-word challenge, with the prompt of “not everyone fits a prom dress”, from Ellis Delaney's song 'Not everyone fits a prom dress'. Not everyone fits a prom dressNot everyone fits a compressNot everyone spurns a temptressNot everyone earns their distressNot everyone wears a nightdressNot … Continue reading Ess-sense

Keepsake – Two for one

These two pieces were written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'keepsake', one for serious and one for fun. Alice’s mother and the red brooch Her mother was sorting through her personal possessions when Alice noticed a cheap costume jewellery red brooch, which she thought was seriously at odds with her … Continue reading Keepsake – Two for one