Smell the Coffee

For Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #118, where we write about this photo from Dmitriy Ganin at Pexels. .

Peter was desperate. Why could he not find himself a girlfriend? Admittedly, he was excitable, but wasn’t that just his enthusiasm shining through? So, when his workmate, Paul, mentioned a friend, Peter jumped at the chance, and a blind date was arranged. Would this finally be the woman of his dreams?

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Shaun

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 17 May 2021, nefarious.

I had had quite a lot on my plate,
And my roommate was starting to grate,
So while he was asleep,
I sheared him, like a sheep,
When he woke, he was somewhat irate.


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Who Won the Week (16 May 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.


I’ll warn you, this is quite a long post, but maybe you’d like to ponder the rights and wrongs of this situation?

Last Tuesday, an inquest into an event called the Ballymurphy Massacre, which occurred during The Troubles of Northern Ireland, found that none of the victims had done anything which would have justified their shooting.

It doesn’t sound much, does it? Innocent? But these victims, who were all civilians, were hitherto dismissed as Irish Republican Army (IRA) gunmen. So to their families, it was a big deal, to have their names cleared.

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Loquacious

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

There once was a writer canonic,
Who adopted a style quite laconic,
But his words began flowing,
And pen began glowing,
Once he knocked back a few gin and tonic.


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The Best

for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge of 15 May 2021,last week.

I was stuck for a response this week until I lemembered I had bought four of these from eBay.

Photograph of a large mug of tea.

That’s a pint mug, and it contains freshly-made tea, so you can guess what I will be doing for the next… while. Ahhhhhh, ‘scuse me.

Rushed off my Feet

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 15 May 2021, nincompoopnd.

I was leaving my house at a pace,
But I went without tying my lace,
I stepped onto the drive,
I began to nosedive,
And I tripped over flat on my face.


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Binary

This is my response to the earlier Flashback Track Friday prompt, where today we are thrown the track Wah Wah and asked to answer:

What conversation would you like to have with your parents, that you never had yet?

I set the prompt this week and I already offered an answer from my point of view. So I thought I’d answer it from my daughter’s perspective. While I had an averagely close relationship to my mother, she and my daughter were inseparable, and when Grandma died, it hit my daughter, just eleven at the time, very hard. So I’ve tried to construct my poem as an eleven-year-old might to describe that event.

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Lesson Learned

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 14 May 2021, wand.

A young girl by the name of Annette,
Had maligned an old crone for a bet,
As she skirted a pond,
The witch lifted her wand,
And Annette ended up very wet!


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