Writer Contributions from 2011

Excuses! Excuses!

Of course, I did try to get some writing done this week. I started early on Tuesday morning, turned on my computer - at least that's what I intended - only to discover the power was off. Won't be long I said and started scribbling a few notes. Well nothing had...

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Silence in the Night

I wake from slumbers: dreamscapes, warmth. It is silent. Almost. Darkness absorbs me with soft gentleness; I feel its surrounding blackness: it is near, but distant; warm, yet cold; strong, but weak; strange, but familiar. The Silence whispers, uncertainly; soft...

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Le Tour

The snake slithers gracefully downhill, its sinuous tail curling through countless hairpin bends; its increasing speed exhilarating the freewheeling, braking, pedalling riders. Each one determined and passionate, their faces etched with excitement; then agony, sinews...

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The Theft

My name is Flavia Holmes, the local police officer. You reported a theft and I'm here to investigate it. What happened? I am John Smith and I live in Sydney. To escape the madness of that city I've come to Richmond and this B&B. Early today, I went to explore a...

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Smoko

We used to exercise about once a year. Now I don't mean a session of P.T., I mean an event where a bunch would go to a caving area and put into practice rescue techniques in an actual cave. The people involved were from two groups. There were the cavers, of course,...

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Brown’s Laws

We are faced with a thousand rules To guide wise men, be obeyed by fools. But I’ve a secret and I’ll expound it “Where there’s a rule, there’s a way round it.” Problems come in great profusion Needing some sort of solution So solve the problems, really nobble ’em But...

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The Brain Train

"All aboard," the Station Master called, "There's room for all in need." So young and old they climbed aboard, Their tickets in their hand, Each one tired and weary They looked a sorry band. The seats filled up, the whistle blew, The train it gathered speed. This...

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The Chocolate Scam

The lights were low. The scene was laid. Frankie with singing serenade; The pillows were fluffed, To cradle her head, And she stretched the seriously luxuriously, In her comfy bed: When the time was right, And always quiet. She crept downstairs Like a thief in the...

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We Will Fight Them on the Beaches

"We Will Fight Them on the Beaches………" Winston Churchill (British WWII PM) This phrase conjures up survival strategies of a different, non-military nature in our family. It exists in the simple act of our two sons, aged 14 and 12, setting off to go prawning on the...

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Bigger than Life

Everyone has known at least one character larger than life, and I have meet a few, but Hubert Kimberly-Jones was most memorable. (That wasn't his real name, but he used it because it was more impressive than Robert Jones.) He was one of the foremost adherents of Fad...

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