Monthly Archives: August 2010

THE SIDE VIEW NELLY-FUMP THEME


– – The elephant does size quite well – No miniature is this – With being X X X X L, He’s something you can’t miss.   And if you should dispute with one, Then, let me tell you, mate, As … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FLASH FICTION 55


– It is now Friday, our time!  Fifty-five words; but I include the title in my count:  –    DINE-NIAL   ‘Usual table, M’sieur.   Madame joining you?’    ‘Thanks, Armand,’ the distinguished-looking man nodded, and was seated.  In due course he rose … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFULLY EXPERT ADVICE


You find, in many bits of news, The bringing forth of ‘expert’ views; What is an expert, one may ask? Defining one’s an easy task: ‘Ex’ means a has-been, it is clear, ‘Pert’:  ‘saucy, impudent’ is near; X is a … Continue reading

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SOPPY FLASH FICTION 750


The next experiment was to be a 250-word story.  I overshot slightly – by 500 words!  It is now spot on 750 words, including title.  Not a bad length for spreading oneself a little, actually.    THOUGHT FOR FEUD   The … Continue reading

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FALSE STARTS 2 – STILL REALLY AWFUL!


A TYPICAL START, FEATURING THE FLYING DUTCHMAN CLASS ON DURBAN BAY.  I am prompted to have another go at the side view theme, on a different tack…heehee.  Yacht race starts are always hectic affairs.  One doesn’t wait behind the starting line, revving … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL FALSE STARTS


–  Well, this weekend the side view theme  Is on false starts, so it would seem; When playing false with someone’s heart To be found out gives you a start! And so romance one would be shirking No, scrap this, … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION 1000 (SOPPY)


After missing the Friday Flash 55, I found myself speculating on length for these short-short-stories.   For my tastes 55, 75 and 100 are two few words to do a decent job.  I do not subscribe to the theory that a story … Continue reading

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