November

The clocks have gone back and we’ve lost an hour at night. We spend hours in the dark now instead of the light. The weather is grim, it’s damp, dank and so dreary, and I don’t know about you, but I feel weary. There is mist at night, there’s mizzle in the morning, the...

Mary & Barry Part 2

The continuation of a story written last month by another member of our Creative Writing Group. We swapped stories and continued each other’s this month.  MARY Mary took a deep breath, drew herself up to her full height, and screamed. It was a loud scream. It...

Monotetra Poem about U3A

My house sorted, my garden done, new to Newquay, friends I had none. I joined our U3A for fun out in the sun, out in the sun. Along the coast we like to stroll about three miles would be our goal. Then we find a watering hole where we can loll, where we can loll....

Sonnet

14 lines often in Iambic pentameter (10 syllables: di-dah, di-dah, di-dah, di-dah, di-dah) The rhyme scheme for a Shakespearean Sonnet is: abab cdcd efef gg 2018 WEATHER This year’s winter was the wettest ever. Woodland walks were deep in mud and soggy. The...

Naughty, but Nice

She lifted the beaters from the bowl and cake batter splattered all over everything. “That’s your fault!” Angela screamed. “Why did you have to choose now to tell me?” James looked sheepish. “Well, it was better than telling you...

The Beast from the East

For days we were warned of the beast that was on the way here from the east: temperatures would be very low and we’d all be buried in snow. Schools were all closed, homes shut up tight, most of Cornwall was dressed in white. Here, a freezing gale was blowing but...

Thomas Chandler

Thomas Chandler was a good looking man in his late forties. He was a charmer, a man you wouldn’t want to get involved with, but nevertheless a man women just couldn’t resist liking. Tom’s second wife, Jenny, didn’t seem to mind the fact that he...