Saturday, 31 October 2009


Random Word: Customer service

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'It isn't right.'
'It's been the rule for years, sir.'
'They burned heretics for years; it didn't' make it right.'
'We were very disappointed by that decision.'
'Look, I must be on the register.'
'I'm sorry sir, when a camel gets through the eye of a needle, you'll be considered.'

Friday, 30 October 2009

How to sweet talk – not

Random Story Image Random Word: Sugar

'Baby, you know I love you.' I always sugared when I wants some sweetening. You hand a line to your kitty-cats or they claw but not the fun way if you gets my drift. Why I even shave and shower for the good uns – she's a splash and dab gal.

Before having too much

Random Word: Molasses
Random Story ImageMe lasses you no ken what it were like in the auld days. We worked in the fields till our backs broke from the picking and skin burned... burnt so we was sisters o' the earth. Our bairns worked once they tottered or we starved. Me lasses you no ken.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

A married love

Random word: Honey
I call 'Honey', and she ignores my plea
as her past replays hard distant voices –
echoes that prick and bleed, nightmare forces
to tear and tug away her melody.
Breakfast was once love, now cool clemency
reigns, with burnt toast welcome as winter sun.
But temptation still leaves a charlatan
to tear and tug away her melody.
Yet life's song made her my celebrity,
a star of silver screen from the first sight.
So I dream of life starved of appetite
to tear and tug away her melody –
a time of love, without adultery
to tear and tug away her melody.

Monday, 26 October 2009

To kill with love

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Random Word: En Español

Looking at him swagger, she sensed what he’d be like in bed, a controlled slow burner that got the pot bubbling before going out – her kind of man. She liked one who knew that a cat purred when you stroke. As her mother like to say...para matar con amor.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

No man is handsome to a dad

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Random word: A Handsome Man
‘He's a darn touch too good looking if you get me drift.’ 
            ‘What man - what real man - puts muck on his face...and...thinks about what to wear outside of weddings and funerals.’
            ‘Dad, Bill is sensitiv—’
            ‘Sensitive! He'll be in a dress next - he's got the hair already.’

Friday, 23 October 2009

On meeting beautiful women

Random word:  A Beautiful Woman

A beautiful woman draws like a flame,
so you watch wondering who she will burn.
But cool heads lose when they dream of the sun.

So what, you may say - a day in the sun
when you flutter and fluff around the flame
is worth that hint of bliss before the burn.

For a moment you hope...pray that the burn
when it comes heralds the dawn of the sun
shining on the love you feel like a flame.

But flames burn so let loose dreams of your sun.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Love isn't all we need…is it?

Senior_Mother_Son_Mass_2008_(70) Random word: Sad
Steve is so defensive. Whenever I ask "are you happy", he says something flippant. What's wrong with me worrying about him? Dad slipped way before I could ask. Kids, what do they know about neglect, I sleep with it every night. What's wrong in wanting to be someone's prize possession?

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Love isn't all we need

Senior_Mother_Son_Mass_2008_(70) Random word: Happy
'Are you happy?' Steve answered quickly; he knew the consequences of being slow or honest. His mother pounced on any sadness as dancing with the Devil – a slide to moral corruption or worse. He knew it was love of a kind; his wasn’t a story of neglect but of possession.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The peril's of being a Home Counties witch

Random word: Round Midnight
Random Story Image ‘It were at the witching hour when the moon shines out the deeds of those too evil to be abed like good folk. And before you say, it were a call of nature that got me to the window.’ 
           ‘Why do you have to arrest mother? She’s only…confused.’


Saturday, 17 October 2009

You talking to me?

Random word: Protection
'Do this and...well you'll see Roy again.'Random Story Image
'What you mean? He's back this evening. I were on the blower with him only this morning.'
'He's been...detained.'
'You butcher.'
'Keep your hair on mate; he won't be touched if you play straight.'
'You’ll have to kill me first.'

Friday, 16 October 2009

A Man doesn't have to always do what a Man does

Random word: High Noon

Not a Cowboy!
Real McCoy, Mam -
saveloy ready.
Eh, Woody, what
could you mean you bad little saucepot?

Campfire food Mam,
we have lamb too.
Oh damn the food,
let's be rude tonight
and get your gun shot through my gunsight.

Madam, this is wrong,
please remove your tongue.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Love thy Friends

Random word: Coffee Date
 Random Story Image 'I'm sorry darling, the traffic was terrible.' Sarah's sincerity was as real as her eye free smile as she air kissed Alice and the others.
            'How horrid for you having to rush out so unprepared,' Alice said, in honey tones.
            The other participants winced - who would be collateral damage?

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The wrong love

Random word: Sunrise

My last sunrise.
I despise her-
her guise disgusts,
yet...yet my lusts
soil and rusts the
metals of my
soul. So I die.

The first word begins the story

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He looked at the white page, and from it smiled an old bitter woman haunted by her past betrayal. A lover long dead,  never let her forget as he sat by her bed each night. But for peace both must forgive. 
His pen moved, and the dream became your story.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Whenever was it about the words?

 Random Story Image'Will you use a taxi when I die?' 
           Harry knew this was a test, but not what sort of test. The ones that started with screams, but ended in bedroom squeals  were...manageable.
           'Because you're a cheapskate.'
           Harry desperately checked for forgotten anniversaries. Why can't women speak plain?

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Souls untouched

Will you love me tomorrow?Random Story Image
How much will you love me?
But I want love for eternity. A love they write books about.
I think you want romance not love.
I do.
Well my love will keep you warm and fed.
Tomorrow comes. Choose.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Remember least we forget

'Is it true daddy', asked Jake with the honesty of innocence. Random Story ImageBefore we die perhaps we regain that humility and hope. 
           George, his father, thought he knew better. 'It's a sea of yellow story told to—'
           The knock at the door gave George eventual humility and lost Jake his innocence.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

When you can’t avoid or report

I just knew Random Story Imageyou were trouble the moment I—
Only because you have no ear—
Who is giving the orders?
If you have to ask.
I will report you to the sponsors.
The one who slept with me or the one who avoids you?
Just sing…just—
                                                Darling, I was.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Old soldiers never die they just fade away


Old Friends

'We met on the 9.42 to London from...from...I forget,' said Keith, wiping his brow in the heat.
           'It was from Hitchen. Station gone. Chinese restaurant now don’t you know,' said George. 'Cold so very cold.'
           Keith knew better then to argue and just touched George's hand. 'I know.'

Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Enemy Within

'Hände bis, Random Story ImageEnglische hunde.’
           Sir, if they don’t shoot you, I will.’
24 Hours earlier
I'm sorry Sir, but I think using Elefanten erinnern nur selten ein picknick-rumpus as a password will blow our cover.'
           'Look you may be some hotshot in civvy street, but here I give the orders.

Friday, 2 October 2009

When the cure was worse


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I knew as my hand touched her, she was ill; the skin was too scratchy for a woman who had others cook and clean. 
            'Please take a seat, ' I said, weighing up her fee.
            What they paid, told me, the truth they wanted. I reckoned she wanted expensive lies.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Motel Loves

'Did you seeRandom Story Image that?' 
            Christie prodded Keith
            ’What, Its only six.’
            'Look. The woman behind the lace curtain over in 42.’
            'So? It's her room.’
            ‘Yes but isn’t it old Pulaski's wife?’
            Keith rolled over and said, 'What would she be doing here?'
            'Someone 20 years younger and 40lbs lighter.'