via Daily Prompt: Tea A nice strong cup of tea is just the job. If I am lucky enough for someone else to make it, I ask for a builder's brew and in Britain, people usually know what you mean. Usually I make my own and I call it 'English' tea and I never have … Continue reading Builder’s Brew and Chai
via Daily Prompt: Fragrance Fragrance has incredible power over us. It can trigger memories and take us straight back to a time and place, long forgotten. It can make us feel elated, attracted, attractive, sad or repulsed. It is a, not-so-silent, back drop to our daily life. A reader's sense of smell can be evoked through writing, to take them … Continue reading Fragrance
via Daily Prompt: Harmonize If you are fortunate, as your inner world and the outer world that you inhabit come closer and closer together, or harmonise, the friction between the two tends to zero. Harmonize
via Daily Prompt: Gate At the end of their street stood the Kissing gate. Every time anyone said the word, Kissing gate, it sounded so romantic. It reminded Lucy of teenage love, missed school afternoons, bluebells and snowdrops. It was, of course named after its design, the hinged flap which would thwart any attempt by a sheep or cow … Continue reading The Kissing Gate.
via Daily Prompt: Bumble I am always bumbling about trying to de-clutter. My family are fed up of my constant and futile attempts at de-cluttering that ruin their week ends. We always seem to be acquiring things but somehow don't seem to get rid of things at the same pace. I hadn't had much success until a … Continue reading Bumble
via Daily Prompt: Grit Grit adds a bit of substance to something that could otherwise be just touchy-feely. That is good in a film. At a recent meal out, however, the green salad had not been properly washed and then the grit was just annoying. Grit
It was yet another near-drowning experience, something that had become a standing, dark joke about their annual summer break. Last year it had been the scare of the errant air-bed in Ibiza where they stayed at the, what turned out to be less than classy, El Pinar apartments for Jack, Lucy and their young sons, Joe and Sam. … Continue reading Avoiding Drowning.
He got a buzz whenever he received a party invite. He enjoyed a party as much as the next banker working in The City: young, good-looking and with ready cash. There were always beautiful women ready to share a good time, in the little time that he had off, and he was open to their charms. … Continue reading The City Guy: A Short Story
via Daily Prompt: Caper After enjoying the open mic night at the Swan Pub, last December, we walked past an art shop and I spotted this picture in the window. I don't know who the artist is (and I hope they don't mind me sharing their great artwork) but it reminded me of me and my sister dressed … Continue reading Caper