Friday, 26 February 2010

Why the first Candid Camera failed

Random Word: I worry

‘Everyone is to be happy.’camera[7]
           ‘What?…You cannot be serious?’
           ‘Yes, they must die, a sad face makes me melancholy.’
           ‘Do not dare to question me. ‘
           ‘This is madness, I must call for a constable.’
           ‘Oh Giles, cannot you see the Cinematographe?  You look so funny.’

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

When music mattered

Random word: Moody

Random Story Image

Looking down, Marie could see where Jeff sat with his friends going wild about Jackson Five when she knew only The Who mattered. Now who cared. Remembering him at least in her thoughts made the moment bearable as the bus bumped along the track. Or that's what she told herself.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Come and ski over my washboard…

Random Word: Snow Covered Hills

 Random Story Image ‘Ooh, I wish you’d let me out on those snow covered hills.’

‘I beg your pardon.’

‘Just looking, makes me want to helicopter with all skis kicked turned for whatever undulation comes my way.’

‘You do mean skiing, don’t you?’


Oh please,  even I know your snow cannon misfires.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Speaking the truth in love

Random Word: Claudia

You there.
So sorry to...
I find you can see
beyond a means of moving to the side.
Before your time I drove to here
without your...sourness and
a smile for all.
the pity hurts
and mocks the running hour
that others, weeping, call my life,
ignore the hopelessness and see the song,
which fills my life with joy and laughs.
So you there, yes you, please,
my gift to you-
I Love.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Death and Taxes – the only certainties

Random Word: Flying

Random Story ImageHello…  Anyone there?
Bill.   Bill Ridge
Just a moment. Oh the self referrer. I’ll be needing your returns.
Your returns. For your balance although—
Look I had a belly—
Don't worry.  What’s your heart’s desire?
To *&%$ the IRS
Sorry they have first call.

Matt Ruff- Set This House In Order (2004)

Set this house in order
Oddball romantic-drama. Andy Gage is the key 'soul', managing his household of multi-personalities, working in dysfunctional IT start-up business. Matched up by his kooky boss with Penny, still warring with her 'souls', his life unravels—secrets not faced come back with a bite. Sensitive and funny account with vivid characters.

Amazon_4_star: Good - read it again and loan it out or give to friends when shelves full.

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Thursday, 18 February 2010


Random Word: Cinnamon ToastRandom Story Image

Breakfast for Kevin was about a slowness when the colours of the world switched on one by one, when silence mellowed into soft sounds.  The sizzle of the grill. The plop of the coffee. The rustle of the paper.  Now only enjoyed when wife and children were away.  Like today!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The Love Machine

Random Word: TRandom Story Imagehe Latest

For Harry, it was always the new, never the old.  But the new had to be novel, not a rehash so not for him a series of blondes; it was instead a kaleidoscope of ever changing forgotten beauties.  But Mary was unique, not as the newest, but as the last.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Why Radio Killed the Video Star

Random Word: Phone it in
Random Story Image
‘We want all you folks out there to give us a call after these public announcements.’
           ‘What’s the morons wasting my time with today - the price of pigs or what lies got their knuckle scraping ancestors through Ellis Island?’
           ‘Er… the mike’s still live.’
           ‘Ah…yes…folks give us … ’

Friday, 12 February 2010

The Power of Music

Random Word: Closer to Fine
Random Story Image‘Did you hear that racket. Bunch of Ellen’s if you ask me.’
           ‘Mum, stop it.’
           ‘Why? Its not Christian.’
           ‘Mum, what if I asked you to buy the Indigo Girls CD this Christmas for me and Mary.’
           ‘Fine with me, but why am I buying a present for your lodger?’

Thursday, 11 February 2010

When legends end

RandRandom Story Imageom Word: You People

The time of the great gathering had arrived. Yet Backu was uneasy, the great bears who roar away the winter had not returned and many spoke of the new gods who came out of the sky saying you were the people lost. He looked at the Bble manyoule and wondered.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

American Indians

Random Story Image Random word: Charity

Even blindfolded, the strangeness of the lips should have told him but he had got over that bakwas years ago. He liked musicals but was no friend of Dorothy yet this made him into such a champak.
       ‘Bhai ease up’, his sister laughed, ‘we’ll get more for charity this way.’

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

When to stop flogging a dead horse?

Random Word: HopeRandom Story Image
‘You’ve just got to have hope.’
‘Sir.  Sir. The enemy are in the grounds.’
‘We can beat them, you just need hope.’
‘They have broken into the house, Sir.’
‘I know all will be well.’
Sir, They at arrg-‘
‘Well Gentlemen,  how can we bring hope out of  this darkness.’

Friday, 5 February 2010

Getting in a spin

Random Word: Laundromat Random Story Image

I tell you a guy is getting her washboard scrubbed up nice and tight. It ain't right. Marriage means that your power stays in the box never mind what the size of his wash or how dirty things can get. Any more of this,  and I'm throwing in the towel.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Tomorrow may not come

Random Word: In Winter

Random Story Image The falling snow on the far side near the old fir tree stub hid the view down to the river and was already deep enough to bury the cars still in his yard.  Looking  down at her fingers he could see she was losing the feelings in them. If only…

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Scenes that were cut

Random Word: Cowardly LionRandom Story Image

I mean she swings more then a 17 year old should swing if you get me drift. Said she had fallen out the sky, well her backside were dusty.  Yes I know.   I sent her packing with that  lion, him that’s scared of his own farts.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

When its too cold for salad

Random Word: Slipped
‘Is he dead yet?’
‘I can’t tell. What do you look for?’
Random Story Image‘Feel his pulse.’
‘It’s kind of jumpy and he’s white looking.
You mean pale?’
‘Don’t waste time, just grab what we can sell.’
No… he’s moving.’
Boris opened his eyes, Lunch had come early.