Countdown

Julie mused back to Millennium night. She and several of her best friends had all gathered together to celebrate the year 2000 and what a party they had! Who would ever have thought that less than a thousand days later she and her husband would be divorced, and living...

A coastal stroll

I am meeting people for a short clifftop stroll. It’s wild. I’m windswept, watching waves roll in on the low-tide sun-soaked shore. Here come the ladies I’ve never met before. We walk for a bevy to a nearby caff getting to know each other, having a...

April PAD 2017

Day 1 – Reminiscing Day 2 – Not Today Day 3 – ——– of Love Day 4 – Beginning and/or Ending Day 5 – An Element Poem Day 6 – Poem about a sound Day 7 – Discovery Day 8 – Panic Day 9 – So...

Whatever the Weather

I moved from the midlands to live near the sea in my favourite county at sunny Newquay. It’s much warmer in the west but often windier and wetter, yet whatever the weather living here is much better. The wild winds that rage in from the sea and Cornish mists,...

The Baronial Chair

Well, I have done the deed on Halloween and now I risk the haunting! Many years ago my mother bought several items from a house contents sale at a medieval manor house in Ickenham. I was about eleven or twelve at the time, so it was in the late ‘fifties. Among...

The Cave

This isn’t going to last long, I thought to myself as I sought refuge from the sudden downpour in a cave on the beach. It was typical weather for this time of year. One minute the sun was shining like on a bright summer’s day, the next minute there was a...

The one that got away

Oh he was gorgeous! Just my type: full of fun, dashing and charming. Oh boy, was he charming! We “met” on a dating site and after two or three weeks of chatting on line, followed by hours talking to each other on the phone, we decided to meet for dinner at...

Caught in the act

Sally couldn’t sleep. She was too hot. She looked at the clock. Three a.m. Sally glanced at her sleeping husband Roger as she slid out of the bed. Nothing ever woke him. She envied how he could sleep undisturbed all night. It was stifling. Sally sighed as she...

Trois-par-Huit poem

Spider’s web Dainty lace glistened across the space between my house and alfresco place. Waiting to wind around me with its sticky hair as I wander outside and through its deadly lair. But just before I stepped through the door a huge spider I saw in its jaw....