“Platform to Another World” ~ Flash Fiction

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‘Platform to Another World’ ~ Flash fiction

Were it not for the tell-tale modern phone wire across the skyline, the wizard thought he could still be in his past life.

He gazed at one of the tools of his trade, namely the magician’s time-piece on the windowsill.

What of that time-piece?

A good friend had gifted it to him; a fellow wizard.  Oh, the wonderful journeys he had been on!

“So, where to next?” pondered Professor Severus Snape as he heard the familiar chug of the Hogwart’s Express in the distance…

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A little bit about this piece of flash fiction:

Inspired partly by my current read ‘The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August’; the theme (so far) being time-travel.

Partly by the intriguing ‘time-piece’ that I saw on the windowsill in the photo.

Partly by one of my favourite characters in ‘Harry Potter’

And of course partly by my imagination…

I wanted to get the theme of Platform 9 3/4 into the title by a clever play on words… 😉

I hope you enjoyed?

Please do feel free to comment but likewise, please do note that I would prefer not to

receive constructive criticism.  

(This time anyway…)

Thanks in advance…

Carol Cameleon

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‘S’ is for Smile #AtoZChallenge

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‘S’ is for Smile for #AtoZChallenge

 

A smile is such a simple thing, isn’t it?

Have you ever noticed that when you’re in a really bad mood, I mean a ‘the milk’s gone off, my alarm didn’t go off, I needed to wash my hair and the world can go awat!’ bad mood – yes that bad…

Have you ever noticed that when someone’s annoyingly happy and nice, you just want to go ‘grrrr’?!

On the flipside, have you ever noticed that a simple smile can lift your mood?  Even a really bad mood…

Put yourself in a good mood.  Have a laugh at my ‘Smile – give your face workout’ Pinterest board!

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 This post is for ‘S’ in the #AtoZChallenge.

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?
Let me write a personal rhyme, especially for you.
Pop it in a card, on a pretty label or a letter,
A bespoke rhyme, what a great idea, sit back, relax… that’s better!

A personal rhyme from you to them,

it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

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‘P’ is for Pinterest #AtoZChallenge

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P is for Pinterest for #AtoZChallenge

Are you the sort of person who doesn’t ‘get’ new social media platforms?

I didn’t get Facebook… then I got sucked in.

I didn’t get Twitter… then I got sucked in.

I didn’t get Google+… then I got sucked in.

There are tons more social media platforms out there and even with all the best intention in the world, I wouldn’t even have time to get sucked into them as well.

Which is just as well because my time is already getting sucked away by pinterest.  From funnies, to inspirational life quotes.  From blog posts I’ve written to blog posts I’ve read.  From ‘Just Wow’ moments, to ‘My Zen’. I’ve created boards which I think cover most aspects of my likes 🙂  Oh yes, I love a good pinning session!!

I also pin my posts to my blog board and have it in mind to get to grips with infographics in the not too distant future…

Want to pin with me?  Then follow along 🙂

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‘K’ is for Kudos #AtoZChallenge

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‘K’ is for Kudos for #AtoZChallenge

According to wikipedia, kudos is from Ancient Greek and
means acclaim or praise.
With that in mind, I would like to give kudos to the following blogs.  These are just a handful of the ones that I regularly read and I feel they deserve a bit of a ‘spotlight’ moment 🙂  Read, digest, comment, share the blog love…
  • And Then The Fun Began ~ Sam writes honestly and candidly about everything to do with parenting.  I also love that she runs a linky that focuses on the less rose-tinted aspects of life called ‘The Truth About’…
  • DadBlogUK ~ John Adams writes about all things Stay At Home Dad (though strictly speaking, he’s a Work At Home Dad too).  His background in journalism makes for an informative, non-patronising and also entertaining read.
  • Lets Talk Mommy ~ Jenny continues to inspire me and hold me in total awe with her endless energy for all things blogging.  And I literally mean all things blogging.
  • Mummy Tries ~ Renee regularly posts about changing the cycle of negativity and dysfunctionality.  For me, she rocks because she also has boundless energy and the love for healthy living and her family always shines through in her posts.
  • Teacuptoria ~ The most recent blog that I stumbled upon and now follow regularly, Tor creates fantastic doodles for her blogposts, writes humourous and heartfelt poetry and is very open and honest to boot.
  • Verily Victoria Vocalises ~ Vicky Welton has an amazing following and it’s not difficult to see why.  She runs 2 successful linkys and they must be successful for a reason.  She definitely has my respect on the blogging front.
  • Writing Bubble ~ Maddy’s blog has a lovely feel to it, which is pleasing to the eye and is a joy to read, thanks to her style of writing.
There are many, many more blogs that I regularly dip into but
these ones stuck in my mind…
Kudos indeed 🙂 

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 This post is for ‘K’ in the #AtoZChallenge.

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Let me write a personal rhyme, especially for you.
Pop it in a card, on a pretty label or a letter,
A bespoke rhyme, what a great idea, sit back, relax… that’s better!

A personal rhyme from you to them,

it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

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‘J’ is for Juggling #AtoZChallenge

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J is for Juggling for #AtoZChallenge

 In the jungle of the internet lurks a creature who is ready to grab you, ready to distract you while you are juggling your online tasks…
You’ve got in mind what you need to do.  Better still, you’ve got it all written down in a blogging diary.
Or in a spreadsheet, or in a word doc or on a wall planner.
However you organise yourself, it takes nerves of steel not to get distracted.
Before you know it, you’ve clicked a link here and there and found yourself virtually anywhere than your planned destination!
But fear not, for I have some fool-proof (ish) way to get around the ‘distraction’ problem.
  • Copy and paste the webpage of where your distraction has taken you or bookmark it
  • Have a tick list – you might call it a ‘to do’ list for that particular session
  • If you’re really struggling, use your phone alarm (keep it on mute to avoid further distractions!) and pop it on for, say 10 minute segments – if you haven’t finished what you were reading or completed your task, leave it there and move on to the next one (unless you’re ordering something online obviously – especially food shopping!!)
  • Going back to the spreadsheet, word doc, wall planner… I have a blogging diary which I use all the time.  It’s invaluable in noting when things need linking, researching, scheduling, when to follow up on blog comments, what needs pinning and sharing etc etc
Just from reading this list, it’s easy to see how you can quickly become distracted online.
So dust off the ‘distraction’ creature, put it firmly in the corner and continue with your juggling in a controlled way…

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‘I’ is for Inspiration #AtoZChallenge

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‘I’ is for Inspiration for #AtoZChallenge

Is Frank a monkey or is he a pig?

One thing’s for sure, he’s very big!

He sits all alone, day after day,

Just dreaming and whiling the time away.

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He looks happy enough does our Frank, it’s true

Though it’s hard to tell if he’s looking at you.

His big googly eyes look this way and that,

His whiskers are long and he’s rather fat.

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Sitting in his tank with nothing to do

But observe the scenery at the Water Zoo!

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Inspired by a cat fish called ‘Frank’ who was resident ‘pet’ at my local Water Zoo for year.  I wonder if he’s still there?  Bet he could dish the dirt on the neighbourhood because his tank was right by the front of the shop onto the main road!

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Prose for Thought

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?
Let me write a personal rhyme, especially for you.
Pop it in a card, on a pretty label or a letter,
A bespoke rhyme, what a great idea, sit back, relax… that’s better!

All occasions are catered for, it’s really so much fun!
Weddings, birthdays, to wish ‘good luck’, rhymes for each and every one…
Up my sleeve I have a personal rhyme just itching for a reason,
Ready to be conjured up for every single season…

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

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‘H’ is for Help #AtoZChallenge

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‘H’ is for Help for #AtoZChallenge

 Help is at hand, the easy peasy way…

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‘G’ is for Google+ #AtoZChallenge

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‘G’ is for Google + for #AtoZChallenge

 

 I have tried and tried… and tried… to get to grips with Google+.  I really have.

Somehow, I’ve never really seen its relevance within the online community.

Until now.

Now I understand that Google + is:

  • Brilliant for sharing blog posts or just anything you’ve read online.  If there’s a g+ icon anywhere, you can share!
  • A great way to get involved with online communities.  If there’s a group, you can get involved.
  • An easy way to make comments on anything online and to share those comments.

I found this blogpost from SmartSchoolHouse really useful in helping me to get to grips with my g+’ing!

And now that I’m g+’ing all the way, why not follow me?

Carol Cameleon

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‘F’ is for Featured Authors #AtoZChallenge

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F is for Featured Authors for #AtoZChallenge

 

Are you an author?

Would you like to showcase your writing?

The writing that you’ve worked so hard on?

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Want to reach more readers?

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‘E’ is for Energy #AtoZChallenge

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‘E’ is for Energy for the #AtoZChallenge

 

The tingling, the peace, the clear mind, the indescribable ‘zen’.

This is reiki.

I’ve been attuned to reiki 1 for some time and feel the benefits every day from treating myself.

I also treat family and friends.

Each person’s experience is different and personal but always beneficial to them (at least from the feedback I’ve received).

Reiki is ‘universal life force’.  It’s the universal energy being transported through the ‘giver’ to the ‘receiver’.

It’s the transformation of this energy into ‘chi’ and as the chi flows through the meridian lines, clearing any blockages in its path, it’s the alignment and the balancing of the chakras.

Reiki will go to where it’s needed.  Reiki is awesome and can be healing too.

Reiki love to you…

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