Category Archives: Mostly Micro

CCC184: The Border Trench

It took one hundred men one hundred years to dig out the border trench one hundred feet deep. But that was one thousand years ago. Time has filled it with silt and drift. Today it took me less than ten … Continue reading

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Marguerite

Marguerite wasn’t used to this Crammed together with her sisters In the nursery Now she’d been bought She had the spotlight 21 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Spotlight

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My All-But Empty Fridge

A chunk of cheese, a couple of eggs and a slice of cold beef, but that wouldn’t stretch to feed my friend who unexpectedly arrived. A trip to the shop to buy two smoked haddock fillets, new potatoes, and asparagus. … Continue reading

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Cyril

Cyril is the most annoying creature in the whole wide world. Bad enough that he sneaks into my garden. Bad enough that he digs up my lawn. Bad enough that he’s making that lawn into a pitch and putt course. … Continue reading

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CCC180: The Problem of a Wooden Castle

I didn’t want to marry the earl. But my brother had got in deep with him and together they were conspiring – not that I knew that then. I didn’t know until my husband, the earl, threw the keys to … Continue reading

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What a Coincidence

What a coincidence that Sammi should set us this word for the prompt this week. Why, only last week my brother said to me, “Crisp, you’re good with long words, aren’t you?” “If you say,” I said. “I don’t think … Continue reading

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Yellow Sausage, You’ll Do

As a young child I had difficulty articulating words… until I started school and had speech therapy. It was hard work and annoying for a child of five who would rather be outside playing with friends. Three words/phrases I remember … Continue reading

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CCC#178: All I Have Left

We had a fight. Yea, yea, I know, we’re always fighting, but this was the worst. I lost it – my patience with him, my tolerance, my everything. I told him to pack his bag and to go. And he … Continue reading

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CCC176: The Move

Oh, what a flurry there was amongst the residents when Tud Hopper brought back the news. “A ‘legal paper’ slapped on us?” “Not on us. On our home,” Tud Hopper said. “But…but…” no one could spit out the words. “Reggie … Continue reading

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CCC175: Wilful and Headstrong

“Ann! Ann! If I’ve told you once… slow down, You don’t run down these corridors.” “Lady Eliza, if I might make so bold, you are awfully harsh on the child. She’s young, she needs to run.” “Headstrong and wilful, that … Continue reading

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