Monthly Archives: September 2015

Recent Random Ramblings

Some quick flashes of the activities of our family over the past week or so: … Dlinza Forest boardwalk, in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal.  He is passionate about its beauty.  It is on our list!       © Colonialist September 2015 … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, Grandchildren, Personal Journal, Wanders | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Unlocking a Gate

In looking to see if Rochelle had posted a new picture prompt for a hundred-word story, I found the one below and mistakenly took it for the latest.  I furiously scribbled a story, arising from reading about the hardships suffered by … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Challenge, Current Affairs, Education, Flash Fiction, Short story | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

Geeting a Really Awfully Notable Change

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.” If you should wonder why I have an extra tuner In side-bar, it’s for my Guitar I’d not got, sooner. In Midlands when on tour, I purchased this guitar, there; … Continue reading

Posted in Africa | 18 Comments

Divided Attention – Friday Fictioneers

The challenge set by Rochelle is to write a short story in 100 words or less (this is 100) based, on this occasion, in the following photo prompt.  An occasion for a-bridge-d flash fiction. AnElephantCant sort of talked me into … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Fiction, Wordplay, Writing | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Really Awful Modesty

Uriah Heep Was nothing but a creep – The humble will Remain invisible, For what’s to see In showing modesty? If you are good, To say so’s what you should! Conceited man Will get much further than The ones who … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Humorous rhyme, Really Awful Rhyme, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments

G’rid of Quality Expectations …

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.” … these are all el cheepo cellphone specials! By now, you are gridding your teeth, no doubt? © Colonialist September 2015 (WordPress)

Posted in Africa, Art, Beach, Challenge, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 30 Comments

Off Broadway, New York – Behind the Random Denominator

What, you may ask with tears in your baby-blue eyes, does this have to do with me? Well, if you happen to be in The Big Apple on 19th September, do try to see the performance.  I edited the manuscript for submission.  … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Editing, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Silent Death, and Vain About Really Awful Limerick

  Transported into the Past During the Book Fair ending yesterday a talk was given about early transport in Durban, including a display of amazing miniature trolleybuses.   It was related that they were nicknamed ‘Silent Death’ because of their relative silence … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Books, Colonialist, History, Really Awful Rhyme, Wordplay | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

A Fair Link to Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland and a Durban book fair featuring latest books by various authors – and my own books as well as those of others who have been published by P’kaboo – what connecting link could there be?  The year 1865 … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Children's Fiction, Fantasy, History, writing, Young Adult Fiction | Tagged , , , | 33 Comments

Static, Dramatic and Ecstatic Monochromatic and Achromatic

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.” Monochromatic properly refers to any picture predominately in tones of one shade, so it doesn’t have to be confined to greyscale.  This rather hypnotic one of beach sand seems to fit. … Continue reading

Posted in Beach, Challenge, Colonialist, Grandchildren | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments