Monthly Archives: July 2019

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #38

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.) You respond with something CREATIVE Here are some suggestions: An answering photo A … Continue reading

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The Annual Finals

Kezlia hadn’t been a performer but a behind-the-scenes organiser. Until someone slapped the mic in her hand. Now she took a deep breath… they weren’t there to see her. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Annual Amateur Finals of the … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: Dancing upon the Demon’s Back

Plodding, footslogging, the weight of the pack on her back weighing her down. On past prayer flags flapping and pilgrims trekking, to reach the festival place by the tenth day of this the tenth moon. There to watch her son … Continue reading

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No R in July

It’s unusual for a plant to put forth its flowers from September through to April, and then produce seeds May through to August. But that’s what the gorse bush does. Witness … During my ramble across Mousehold Heath in mid … Continue reading

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Next Train…

Here’s a clock that’s anachronistic. The station, part of the Poppy Line which runs services … with steam-pulled trains … along the North Norfolk coast, is kitted out in the fashions of its day. I thought it apt for the … Continue reading

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CCC37: Pretty Lady

Pretty lady on the beach Pretty lady out of reach Hidden beneath the brolly, shaded Hidden, with her fake tan faded Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #37

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.) You respond with something CREATIVE Here are some suggestions: An answering photo A … Continue reading

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The Black Art of Pancake Threading

‘Blinking heck, Julie, I love my job, I really do…’ ‘But?’ Kezlia’s friend prompted, the wine glass pushed encouragingly close to her nail-picking fingers. ‘Why’d they think cos I can organise a show that I can judge it too? Babies, … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: The Great Inland Sea

‘Ain’t no sea inland, big nor small. I told him, but he didn’t listen to me.’ No, he’d seen the way the rivers ran westward. But why westward when the sea lay to east? To Captain Charles Sturt the answer … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Foxglove, an ornamental native

The epitome of the cottage garden, this showiest of native flowers isn’t, as you might think, named for the fox. Nope, no fox ever wore these on its fingers. It is named for German botanist Leonhard Fuchs. A pretty flower… … Continue reading

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