A Comfortable Racket ~ #FlashFiction

 

‘A Comfortable Racket’ ~ Flash Fiction

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When the shutters opened again, they would provide comfort to the community.

Nobody needed that comfort more than Sonny.  He had come he from – well he wasn’t certain where he had come from.  But even this clinical, draughty, nuts-and-bolts, industrial shell of a corridor was luxury compared to that place.

Most of which he had pushed from his memory.

He had heard the unmistakable racket of the shutters going up and down oh, so many times.  They were part of his daily routine now.  Part of daily comfort.

But no one knew when the shutters would open again…

…which was not a very comforting thought.

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A Spectacle ~ #FlashFiction

 

‘A Spectacle’ ~ Flash Fiction

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He wasn’t sure what had brought him here.  In truth, he didn’t know where he was but looking at the window, he guessed it was an old converted church.

He hadn’t been to church for years.

Perhaps this was his calling?

Then, a distraction.

He could see a reflection in his glasses; they were lights that moved as he did and followed his every move.

Yet when he took his glasses off to see the source, the light was nowhere to be seen.

Was it a trick of the light or a trick of his mind?

A trick that resulted in him seeing things from a different point of view?

Ironic that taking his glasses off helped him to see more clearly.

He felt sure that he had lost his religion, as he moved to ascend the stairs.

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Square peg #FlashFiction

 

‘Square Peg’ ~ Flash Fiction

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The next clue was, “Take the key from ‘around’ the floor to be ‘this way up’ .”

“Unlock the round containers; next clue must be in the box on the windowsill,” the contestant thought out loud, head spinning, as he solved the clue.

You really had to think outside the box in this cryptic adventure…

but first you had to fit a square peg into a round hole…

The clock was ticking.

It was a lose-lose situation.

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No one knew when it was going to happen… #FlashFiction

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No one knew when it was going to happen.  There was no warning.

The locals accepted ‘it’ as a part of village life which happened randomly twice a year;  although it was an inconvenience.  Most of them saw the funny side though… except those that got stuck on the only bridge into and out of the village.

No one knew when ‘The Curse of the Herder’ would strike and open the gates for the herds to escape… and run amok.  It was a game that the ghostly herder relished!

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Valentines Day ~ a poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Valentines Day

As I bring to the fore all the reasons to smile,

I see the good life, no reason to wallow,

Well, why would I wallow, why would I moan?

Reasons to be grateful, I’m not alone,

I’m grateful, I don’t need a reason like Valentine’s Day

To feel the love around me each day,

Am I lucky?  Maybe. But some say you create

Your own happiness, and when you find your soul mate,

You just know deep in your heart,

Deep in your soul,

As long as they’re with me,

I know I’ll be ‘whole’.

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Positivity on paper

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One thing I do each day is to make a quick note in my paper diary (not my smartphone!..).  A note to acknowledge to myself what has made me happy and grateful each day.  Some have ‘happiness jars’.  It’s such a tonic and makes me focus on the good stuff.  I used to do something similar when I experienced depression years ago.  That’s not to say that I’m feeling depressed.  It’s just to get into the habit of looking at the good in any situation.  As we go from day to day, through the motions, we often find that we face challenges (even mundane ones like ‘simply’ getting out of the house on time!).  I know that I do!

Given that my blog rarely (if ever) features down-trodden writing or negativity, and given that my blog is all about positivity, I thought it would be good to share this approach with you all.  Okay, so it might not be ‘writing’ in the strictest sense of the word but I am physically writing down positive thoughts.  Sort of affirming them forever 🙂

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Time ~ a poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Time

Time to shut my eyes
Time to breathe
Time to take a moment amidst the routine
Time to count my blessings…
How long have I got?
A minute or two, so not a lot
A second to reflect on all that I have
That’s no time at all, I’ll take what I can…

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Ode to Mum on the go ~ a poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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How on earth do you do it? ~ An ode to mum on the go’

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How on earth do you do it?

Please tell me how…

You’re a super-organised mum

And I’m a jealous cow!

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Jealous of your style,

Of your freshly made-up face

Of your poker straight hair

Of your people carrier ‘Espace’…

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You never look flustered,

If you are, you hide it well,

You’ve always time to stop and chat

And on the PTA as well!

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So, how on earth do you do it?

We all so want to know…

Is it the prozac or the pro-plus

Or the double espresso to-go?!…

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The ‘smart’ way for making notes?…

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The general consensus from reading blogs and their comments seems to be that we love to make notes on our trusty smartphones when inspiration strikes.
I prefer to use good old-fashioned paper though.  And while I have been known to resort to the ‘notes’ on my phone, I prefer to rummage around in the depths of my bag to find something, anything to scribble notes on…
My phone is ‘smart’ but not an iphone.  I use it to text, make calls but generally not to ‘write’.  As a touch typist, I don’t much like touch phones to be honest.  I much, much prefer to scribble down some notes and then use my qwerty keypad to type them up.
I feel like more of a writer when I scramble around in my bag for a piece of scrappy paper!  Old receipts, supermarket loyalty vouchers, even my diary.  Although I do like to keep this ‘nice’ and scribble free!  I do, of course generally have a notepad with me at all times, but on the odd occasion that I haven’t, then this me.  Paper all the way, for notes at least.
It’s truly amazing just how many teeny, tiny words you can fit on the smallest piece of paper!
How about you, do you find yourself using your ‘electronic devices’ more for notes? I think I may know the answer already 😉
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Every Writer’s Woe ~ a poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Whizzing along with my pen in my hand,

I watch the words form and it’s just as I’d planned.

Then, crash, bang, whallop, the ideas fizzle away,

Evaporating into nothing, now what to say?!

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I’ve a void to fill, as I read back on my thoughts,

In the hope I’ll return to virtually all sorts…

All sorts of inspiration, all sorts of masterpieces,

But it’s not good, it’s not happening, my brain once again freezes…

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So, dear reader, with not alot to show,

I’ll succumb to the blockage that is every writer’s woe,

But all’s not lost, don’t call the writing police,

This piece of writing has unlocked a literary masterpiece!

By Carol Cameleon

I find that if I write a very short, nonsense rhyme at the end of a writing session, it kind of closes the creative ‘door’ (or at least keeps it ajar – it’s never full closed!) and gives me ‘permission’ to call it a day!  It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t make sense or has very tenuous rhymes.  Which is just as well 😉

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