Friday, 31 December 2010

Perhaps tomorrow

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If you’re happy and you know it

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The branch cracked but Matt and Helen clung on above the lions.

‘I told—’

Matt interrupted. ‘Something ‘ll save you.’

Helen, tired of his happy clappy crap, swung back to the tree to kick him,  just as the branch broke.

Matt as he fall, shouted back. ‘See.’

Helen made a tradition of never dating optimists.

Random Word: Traditions


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Monday, 27 December 2010

Farewell

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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Serial - Episode 5: Christmas Love

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‘What the effing hell, said Deb rushing by.‘He’s worth two of you.’ She told Pete where to go by kissing Al and giving him Christmas back.

 

 

 

 


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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Serial - Episode 4: Truths

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Al struggled, he was a boy again waiting for a mum and presents that never came, but as Pete shouted, ‘Stop sniffing aroun—’ he was cut off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Christmas Serial - Episode 3: The wrong man

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Pete, outside, looked over as he stubbed out his fag. Any roughing up could be his 3rd strike. But biting into his mincepie, he had an idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Christmas Serial - Episode 2: Love me do

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Al took his change giving Deb a thankful smile. She knew to never mention anything to do with Christmas. Shame she’d Pete as boyfriend.

 

 

 


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Monday, 20 December 2010

Christmas Serial - Episode 1: The night carols

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It was dark and cold outside the car lights. He could sense faces but then from afar, a radio opened with Silent Night, and fear took over.

 

 

 


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Friday, 17 December 2010

Zombie Sonic

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Mary loved being in Peter’s dream even if it was like a dirty cave.

‘Yucky not mucky,’ she hasten to say to an embarrassed looking Peter.

‘So why are you here?

‘You wanted to play the TV game, Father developed.’

‘But wasn’t that banned as it takes—’

I DO

They both almost finished, ‘Oh, blime—’

Random Word: Let’s Play


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You never leave

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Random Word: Memories

Thursday, 16 December 2010

what we do

Image634280864787187500It was too good

to be true

they said of the Angel

as feathers

fell down

so they took it

and cut it

until only the smile

remained.

Random Word: Too Good


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Solitary vices

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Lucy always spent each holiday alone

as she said, so sotto voce,‘To atone

for all I have done so wrong.’

When truth be told,she loved mahjongg.

 

 

 

 

 

Random Word: Holiday alone


Friday, 10 December 2010

Careful what you work for

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For Al work always came first so he wore his mistletoe hat with the ‘kiss if free’ label. Worked fine until Mr Jones, his boss, puckered up.

Random Word: Mistletoe

 

 


So where does the rulebook say no?

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Old man Faulkner farmed big – his beef fed Ireland. What he wanted, he got.

‘My little Beth is going to win, ain’t she.’

‘They won’t take… hmm… incentives.’

Póg mo thóin!  Fix it, unless you want to sleep under a bog.’

Beth wasn’t wild about the “mermaid” solution until those gold medals rolled in.

 

 

    Random Word: Plastic Surgery
 

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

What they didn’t say

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riddle a fiddle said old man diddle

as the moon swallowed a cow

whilst the cat said bow-wow

and spoony and knify forked

 

 

 

Random Word: bow-bow


We just don’t say it

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Jo, hair flying, put her hand on Tom’s, ‘No, leave it on, I love jazz...why are you frowning?’

Tom thought, because you are the sun and I the moon made by your light but said, ‘Was I?’

Jo shrugged, ‘Men, no soul.’

Tom just smiled and turned the music up.

Random Word: Driving Music

 

 


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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Ooh

 

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Mike had no problems with trying on the black lacy underwear, after all it was you feeling it so right/wrong that had the difficulties.

Random Word: Right/Wrong

 

 

 

 

 

 


Date Mistakes

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‘Now get this, Lord Voldemort all in black, spot lit, sings I Did it My Way but at Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew, When I bit off more than I could chew, a curtain opens revealing Harry Potter.’

Jill, just stood up and said, ‘Get a Life.’

 

 

Random Word: Fantasy Matchup


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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

I’ll be back

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It was getting chilly, sighing, he stubbed out his cigarette.

‘Always the same, he gets attitude and it falls to bits. If it ain’t floods, it’s fire and rapture. Now I can’t see a thing.’

Pointing at the darkest spot, he said, ‘Let there be light…it’s my turn now.  

 

 

 

Random word: Life After


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For what

Image Maker: Hisaharu Motoda
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It marked
the end of an era
walls fallen
empires faded
so sweet victory
except once they
were the victor
as your dances
flicker on the reels
of tomorrow


Random word: Victor


Monday, 6 December 2010

May they not awake

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The handgun fires, throwing the hand back and up as the bullet leaves, its bang masks the splat in the man’s heart and the scream as he falls towards the ground.

On the way down, blood streaming, a hand tightens, fires a gun and a second scream sullies the field.

Random Word: Sleep well


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Friday, 3 December 2010

Say again?

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‘We always keep our peckers up ...’

Jeff began to worry just what Gobble-To-Go actually did.

‘...touch wood, if you know what I mean...’

Jud, smile fixed, didn’t want to.

‘...now, do you want crea—‘

Jeff fled.

Taking the coffee, Pete sighed, ‘I tell you, it’s the name, Gobbler Turkeys worked better.’

Random Word: Gobble Gobble


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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Love shall walk

Image Maker: Paul Indigo

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 The obstacles

were fewer than feared 

for she came in white

with hair shorn rough

and bruises masked

to be my bride

Random Word: The obstacles


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

from my window

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the last of the leaves have fallen

to rot summer sun in the earth

and leave trees sharp fingers

to scratch the risen moon

Random Word: Sharp fingers

 



Friday, 26 November 2010

And you will know loss

Image Maker: Stefano Facca

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Alar the demon

comes on death

not to take your soul away

but with tearful eye

to see again

those whose wings

remain

 

 

Random Word: Alar


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Tax can be such a load of bull

Image634264551500781250‘Well, the letter...’

‘Yes bu—‘

‘...said it were tax or something.’

‘Yes,yes but the bull—‘

‘It’s to show thee real bul—‘

‘Oh my god,no,no.’

 

Random Word: Bull


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Listen and you will see

Image Maker: Amanda Roberts

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on such a night

when the moon is silver

does she dance

with golden crown

and silken wings 

 

 

Random Word: Golden


You never know

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Bert, bored selling organic veg, was suddenly poked.

‘Why you not pray?

Looking up, he saw an old lady dressed in black, spluttering, he said, ‘P-p-pardon?’

‘You pray.’

‘But, but I’m a greengroce–‘

‘Look, you minister.’

As he said from the pulpit most Sundays, ‘God, moves in mysterious ways, like.’

Random Word: Eating Organic


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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

And the word was made so

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The IT CEO said ‘Make me a poet.’

Many tried until Al wrote a cool algorithm. It was years before the zombie code,using his poems,was found.

 

 

Random Word: Algorithm


Monday, 22 November 2010

Matt the mouth

140 Character story or poem meme thanks to Susan at Stony River
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Matt the Mouth was not happy. Hoes on the lam get to sing as nuns but he gets holed up at a school with just a shite deer CCTV as a lookout.


No means no

Image634273038549843750‘The stage manager won’t buy it.’

Red wanted to sing his Hot Love hit from a bed in flames.

‘Who pays his wages, sack the bleeder and make it appened.’

It was a great success right up to where Red was supposed to leap off. Someone had superglued his boots.

Random Word: Burning Bed


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Friday, 19 November 2010

my evenings

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damp cold street

window lights curtained

wood smoke taste

as I walk alone

again

 

 

 

 

 

Random word: Taste


Some Angels say yes

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I was a new investigatory reporter pushing to expose Inspector Cimmon’s corruption. On the way to a set-up Harry, said, ‘So your big break.’ That got me thinking.

As Barton arrived, a gun clicked, ‘I’m sorry mate…wha—’

Shooting, I said, ‘So am I.’

Smiling at the surprised Cimmon, I explained, ‘Emptied at the garage.’

Random word: Cinnamon

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

By love will we come

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A chick was flashing them in the gallery so I rode her hotter then hell. But the waterfall roar,  I mean what picture is so real that you can drown in it? So it’s a dream, right?

Fool, I am in your dreams but soon I will walk among you

 

 

 Random Word: Stop having a crush on me


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Monday, 15 November 2010

So what do the ghouls watch?

 

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‘But we’re ghosts.’ Tommy was annoyed that his Friday Film Flick treat was Vampire Hell.

‘That's so lame.’

But dad was too busy with his wafting-through-walls exercises, and mum was practicing her wail-scales, for either of them to notice.

Tommy sorted it by downloading a real horror, High School Musical.   

 

 

Random Word: Godzilla’s harmless once you get to know her better


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Who'll buy my sand

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Friday, 12 November 2010

Even in the smallness of the night, shall I love you

Image634256149242812500The far dot of daylight shifted to grey then black.

Gradually though her tears, May saw a star twinkling, making a small hole like an eye. Over the night, it became a face that smiled and reassured her that all would be well.

In the morning, the rescuers found her cold and lifeless but smiling.

Random Word: Life after

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Friday, 5 November 2010

Love spell

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The meal was a success.

He’ll marry Jane even if it was love in the cold. Perhaps, the Derby Auction should have remained just a wonderful memory. He was supposed to play around until the right girl came.

Daddy had made it very clear that if he married below the salt, he would lose everything.

 

 Random Word: Abracadabra, she said

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and then it were gone

Image634280902116875000Bernard was a chap

who kissed bootilicious

breasts right mordacious

but one night he was blue

when he bit one through

as it were plastic scrap

 

 

 

Random Word: mordacious