She spotted him in the bar at the Soho Theatre whilst waiting for her drink. Their eyes met for a faint moment. He seemed to catch her gaze rather than the other way round. Did she know him? Or had he recognised her from somewhere. Was he a distant relative? Her being the wrong side … Continue reading Conversant Sleb
Constant Kiran remembered the drive to the country as if it was yesterday, not four decades ago, in the mid-seventies. They had all bundled into the family Nissan Sunny and sped off to a discounted-furniture store in the countryside that smelled of lavender and hay. Her younger brother, Dev, and sister, Leela, had initially been … Continue reading Let Him in Constancy.
Present I spotted these Gondoliers killing time in Venice last month. The scene reminded me of a saying from my school days about the child who was asked by his teacher to 'sit and wait for the present' and was then surprised that nothing came of the promise and he was then told it was … Continue reading Waiting for the Present
Rube He could see the disdain in people's eyes. 'You rube' was what he saw reflected in their body language as they turned away, blocking him with a broad back. It was true he was from the country but country-bumpkin he was not. His shoes had been stolen whilst he slept, as had his few … Continue reading Rube
I was able to take out a few days (and also enjoy some superficial delights through indulgence in cocktails and food) on a couple of islands set in the idyllic Saronic Gulf in Greece. Travelling to the Islands It is fascinating that vehicles (other than waste lorries) are not allowed on Hydra, so the only … Continue reading Superficial Delights: Chilling in the Sun
via Daily Prompt: Priceless A few ideas popped up in my head for this fantastic daily Word Prompt : The moment I realise that I have just managed to capture an elusive moment on my camera. 'Transparent' - an Amazon original drama - 'real' characters and family stories, cinematically filmed, an evocative title track, and … Continue reading ‘Just Priceless’
via Daily Prompt: Critical Jack had a critical mother and the impact of this on his entire life, slowly became clear to Lucy. His mother would never have accepted that this dynamic was at play, nor that the comfort and warmth she had provided him from childhood, did little to outweigh her toxic effects on … Continue reading Critical Mother
via Daily Prompt: Visceral Visceral seems to be the word of the moment. It is freely used to describe any experience, for example a good film or a piece of music, that had an impact and the speaker often puts a fist to their solar plexus for emphasis. I had a truly visceral experience at … Continue reading Hold on to your viscera!
via Daily Prompt: Trance With the Daily Prompt, sometimes the suggested word floats around for a few days before landing on an idea. Sometimes I go with the first theme that pops up. Trance took me immediately to how I feel when I write. It is a journey in a time-machine of the mind, crossed … Continue reading Trance
via Daily Prompt: Lust I was wondering whether to post under the prompt of Pest or Lust and went for Lust, although I could have written this under either heading. I was inspired to write having just commented on an article on WordPress Reader this morning (Five Questions...link below). I commented '... writers are truly … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Lust