The eruption that invented Christmas

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'eruption'. Gone for a creative non-fiction approach on this one. Mount Tambora is a volcano on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia and in 1815 it produced the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded human history. The ash from the eruption column dispersed around … Continue reading The eruption that invented Christmas

Two detours

Two for one today in response to the Divine Denise's Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'detour'. Detourmentia It began with her putting the kettle in the fridge and calling everybody ‘darling’ because she couldn’t remember their names. Then she copied the young women’s craze for ash-blond streaks in her hair and started … Continue reading Two detours

Altar egos

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'confetti'. Brad realised later that he should have been expecting it but when he arrived at the church for his second wedding, he was surprised to find a shiny black hearse wrapped in a black ribbon and bow (and filled with … Continue reading Altar egos

SPIN cycle

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'control'. Here at Splendiferous* Pharmaceuticals and Incomparable Narcotics (SPIN), we understand the pain and misery suffered by people who have an impaired ability to take charge of their lives in the way that our handsome and beautiful blonde smiling models have, … Continue reading SPIN cycle

Coming to terms with syllogism

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'term'. The term ‘syllogism’ in itself contains three terms (the major premise, the minor premise, and the conclusion); the most famous example is ‘All men are mortal, Socrates is a man, therefore Socrates is mortal’ but here’s a few more I’ve … Continue reading Coming to terms with syllogism