Monthly Archives: June 2015

Robin Supervisor for Wordless Wednesday

© Colonialist June 2015 (WordPress)

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Si, Si, a Really Awfully Soggy Muse

Si, Si, a Really In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”  A Sea-nic bit of a Muse Meant Let’s see, I sea-k my photo muse? You’d never guess the sea-ne I’d choose … Whatever sea-son it may … Continue reading

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Developing the challenge I proposed here: It is generally agreed that some combination of all the following elements is essential in having a good short story: SETTING, CHARACTER, PLOT, POINT OF VIEW, CONFLICT, THEME. In illustrating this, here is a … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Serious Religious Questions

Does your God love violence, mindlessness, or making you very confused when it comes to time? Muslims and Christians have                 thinking that’s twisted? Jesus, Muhammad, both                never existed According to many                historical types Who say the accounts … Continue reading

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Typical midwinter Fathers’ Day?

I was asked by the family where I wanted to go and be treated to lunch.  ‘We haven’t been to the Durban beachfront for a while.  The grandkids and I can take bikes,’ I suggested. And so it was.  Throngs … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Colourfully Potty – ROY G BIV*

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “ROY G. BIV.” *Roy G Biv = Colours of Rainbow = Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. © Coloniualist June 2015 (WordPress)

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Tragedies, contd.

And now, from our Doom and Gloom Department … (well, not entirely) … We attended a funeral today of the brother of a childhood friend of Elder Daughter – a friendship going so far back that we remember that hers … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Fifty

As if I don’t have far more on my plate than I can chomp, I had a sudden urge to do some of the Flash Fiction I used to indulge in, as a useful exercise in brevity.  It occurred to … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Short-sighted View Lacking Vision

Paradise and parking lot Would seem to fit the case When looking at the ghastly blot Now fronting our old place. The views one fondly may recall, Out wide across the sea, Are now a lovely precast wall – What … Continue reading

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Off-Season Scene Seen Seizin’ Two Hemispheres …

. In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.” At first I couldn’t find any off-season scenes; then I found too many but am using all of them.  They are all near-midwinter: three in UK from a while … Continue reading

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