Daily Prompt: Perspective – Write about the last disagreement you had with a friend or family member — from their perspective.
The beast came at me freakishly fast. Its gnarled teeth were exposed, its jaw unhinged, saliva drooping, it was ready to swallow me whole. I threw potions at it that puffed ineffectively at its feet. I threw knives, arrows; they bounced off like toothpicks. I needed my axe. But I lost my axe fighting the Ice Troll at Drak Tharon Keep. Oh, what I would have given for that axe!
The beast was still coming. Continue reading
My first thought this morning was, ‘How the hell am I gonna make that deadline?’
I still had to print a gazillion pages, amend a million little bits before printing and remember to file everything in the right order before sending off the package at noon.
I made lists on my way to work. I sighed sighs that should not have been half as deep at 08.00. Continue reading
I was young, unattached,
With not a care in the world.
You had your sorrows,
Your life had taken its toll.
In this day and age, where everything is online, small and mobile, I still refuse to buy me a kindle. I can see the convenience of it; reading using one hand, comfortable in bed, whole body under the covers, just one arm freezing on the outside — out of the sheltered warmth of the thick quilt — with no need to shift positions when a page needs tending to. But knowing all this, I still stick faithfully to the old paperback. Continue reading
Photo courtesy of Cheri Lucas.
The tram came up the street; a lumbering mass of creaking metal.
The lovers kissed long and hard holding on tightly to each other, like ships to anchors in a hurricane. Continue reading
WordPress Daily Post: If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?
Hands down I would pick Archery. There is something inherently cool in a bow and arrow that no other weapon can achieve. Do I prefer this method of assault because I am a Sagittarius? I don’t know; I never really followed Astrology.
I do follow Walking Dead though and seeing that menacing redneck pointing his crossbow and shooting bull’s-eye every time his fingers release the trigger just steers something in me that shouldn’t be elaborated upon in a blog that proclaims itself to be PG. Continue reading
Today the WordPress Daily Post asked: “It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?
I would say that it is never a good idea to discuss either subject with people you do know. Especially with my grandmother. Had Granny Eve lived five hundred years ago her career of choice – given the option was available to women back then – would have been Inquisitor, the Spanish variant that is. Continue reading