Monthly Archives: June 2013

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: THE WORLD THROUGH YOUR EYES (WELL, AN AGAVE ATTENUATA THROUGH THEM, ANYWAY)


  And now that this challenge has given me your attention, may I again request that you give urgent consideration to voting for Kate to become the Penguin Wayfarer?  She is so close to being in contention, and no matter if … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE CHAPTER 2 (iii)


  DARX CIRCLE CHAPTER 2:  Return to the Valley, Bombshell, Bullies, and a Message (iii) (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  (For links to previous segments see sidebar)       The next day Hugh had a feeling … Continue reading

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I’ve got a golden ticket


Originally posted on Kate Shrewsday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW_xGlL1XOc Let’s just, for a moment, overlook the fact that Grandpa, in that classic first make of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, is not the one who has won the golden ticket. He’s happy.…

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A REALLY AWFULLY JUMPY WHALE OF A TAIL


The past few weeks, once more, We’ve had to make a dash Towards the glass front door When whale tails make a splash. And when the winds do blow It is quite hard indeed A breaking wave to know – … Continue reading

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WHAT SOME LITTLE BIRDS TOLD ME


  We went to the Linton Animal Farm near Shaka’s Kraal on the Natal North Coast for Fathers’ Day.  More pics of that to follow, but on the SidevieW theme of ‘A little bird told me’, the gander in the … Continue reading

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CURVES


To take sharp curves at speed The strongest nerves you need – But curly curves where goats are fed,  Voluptuous ones on (garden) bed, 🙂 Or multicoloured ones instead, Are all OK indeed! © Colonialist June 2013 (WordPress)

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DARX CIRCLE CHAPTER 2: Return to the Valley and a Bombshell (ii)


  (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  (For links to previous segments see sidebar)   After driving in silence for some time, and a few false starts, Donald said hesitantly, ‘Hugh, I had a special reason for wanting … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: 55-word story: Home


  This is prompted by    Helen’s previous forest walks had been on summer nights.  Now, dry leaves scrunched underfoot – and then, also, from behind her!  She kept swinging round.  Nothing.   The sounds followed as Helen started back. … Continue reading

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SIX WORD STORY CHALLENGE: REGRET


    My response to the topic for this week from Marion Driessen.  ‘I love you!’ said too late …  © Colonialist June 2013 (WordPress)  

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REALLY AWFUL HELLO BALOO.


(See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  A Hello Baloo* Bad noises will do Whenever it should meet you; It doesn’t subdue What it’s sending through If it should chance to greet you. The racket one hears Is bad … Continue reading

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