Heeeeere’s Johnny…………….Oh

Being the latest despatch from the front line of one man’s war on terroir…. Our rural idyll here in the heart of la France profonde is lovely, but there’s one problem. Nature rather objects to us having muscled in and wants to take our little piece back – which it tries to do relentlessly throughout…

False Pretences: The Way Forward

It’s one of those days today – a glorious morn when the designated theme from ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ actually throws up something that stirs a response. “The Stat Connection. Go to your Stats page and check your top 3-5 posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them and…

One-Liner Wednesday: Multi-tasking

“I don’t suffer from stress…..but I am a carrier” My favourite joke, from one oif my favourite comedians, Steven Wright. And like all the best jokes, there’s probably a grain of truth in it.  – – – ooOoo – – – If you’re wondering what any of this has to do with multi-tasking, today’s instalmemt…

Life’s Ups and Downs

When people say to me ‘you couldn’t make it up’ I can only agree. Imagination is not my strong point, which is why today’s instalment of WordPress’ ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ poses something of a challenge: “Fictional Elevator. You’re stuck in an elevator with an intriguing stranger. Write this scene.” You lost me at…

Sensory overload

Is it me* or is WordPress getting a bit personal, not to say voyeuristic, with this latest instalment of ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’: “Feed your senses. Write down the first sight, sound, smell and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to and write. (For a bigger challenge,…