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Immy Magic


My blog was abandoned for the weekend, due to a rather frantic schedule (believe me, you don’t want to know). I see that the theme for the latest picture challenge is Magic, which, as a fantasy writer and Quest composer, is … Continue reading

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Painfully Cut Off with a Chainsaw


On Moanday it was set as my endeavour With chainsaw, branches over garden hut, To cut; but something else was there I’d sever – The land-line (sky-line?) – what a silly mutt! The roof was overdue for being painted, And … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Woodsman’s Wail


The latest NaPoWriMo prompt requires a poem from the point of view of a lesser character in a fairy tale.  Here goes: The tale is told of a foolish girl Who went to visit gran, Her head, as always, was … Continue reading

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Och, I’m nae really awfully Kenning wha’ I’m doing, here!


The NaPoWriMo prompt – a Kenning.  Of course, you will ken what my subject must be … Shape-changers, Dee-rangers, Court-dangers, High-leapers, Deep-sleepers, Love-creepers. Wild-fighters, Late-nighters, Food-sighters, Tongue-flickers, Pin-prickers, Fang-stickers. Soft-feelers, Heart-stealers … Soul-healers! © April 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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Really Awful Boxes From Boxes


Younger Daughter buys on internet With never-failing zeal, And the fact the boxes that we get I then have to unseal, And more box construction then commence, From what is found inside, She does not expect will give offence, Though … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Not April Fools


Look!  Yesterday, sun rose in west, With rabbits hopping everywhere – Though, all in all, perhaps it’s best I had no time all this to share.   I would have told of library That comes to you, though there you … Continue reading

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My Wordle, How Did I Get Into This?


I’ll tell you how – Viv in France is guilty of enticement! Anyway, the idea is to use this prompt from The Sunday Whirl: I wondered if I could use all the words as economically as possible  in the order given, … Continue reading

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Emus sing ‘orse stretches and other long-neckitty beasties.


Rain Farm, here the group and spot Where fish in former post was got. And here, long-neck/legs beasties who Came down to drink when we were through Some ostriches can here be found Which with Impala hang around. But here, … Continue reading

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Time Gone By, Time Now, and Time to Come


Time again to respond to the Weekly Photo Challenge: These clocks I’ve carefully restored   As heirlooms that they are, And, in my study, they record   How they can make go far     Each minute of the passing time … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Valediction re Downton Abbey?


How Green was My Valet If he came from Wales! Now Downton, I must say, On saying it, fails. What justification To call them ‘vallit’? American’sation Is there, quite a bit! Though dictionary Does offer ‘lit’ first, That’s  fiction-ary From … Continue reading

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