Turfed Out

This is my response to the earlier Flashback Track Friday prompt.


James Delaney was having a bad day. Not particularly things going wrong, he was just pissed at having to cover the Sunday shift.

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Unappreciated

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 16 April 2021, lips.

There was once a young waiter called Ned,
In his garden, he needed new shed,
But he counted his tips.
Gave a smack of his lips.
Have to wait until next month instead.

Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #12 – Thousands Are Sailing

Good morning, everybody. KK and I published another one of our Flashback Track Friday prompt questions, this week a favourite of mine by The Pogues. Care to take part?

Songshine Sounds

Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.

If you choose to respond, your response can be anything – a poem, a short, some music, an image, anything you like. Be creative.


In what started as a trickle, successive crop failures in 1840s Ireland (the Great Famine) led to an avalanche of emigration. A frequent destination was the east coast of the Americas – New York and Boston were favourite objectives, but Canada and the Carolinas were also popular. Most of these emigrants were unskilled agricultural labour, as you would expect for the era.

Immigration continued in the decades after the famine. it didn’t peak until around 1890 and continued until a tightening of US laws in the 1920s.

Thinking particularly of the US, now, at immigration’s…

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