#SoCS July 20/19 — Frame

I was really irritated by my glasses. Attracted by a new frame I had impulsively ordered two new pairs in different colours. Then I made the further mistake of picking them up from the optician without checking if they fit properly. Casting my irritation aside I picked up the Sunday paper. On weekdays I give newspapers a wide berth but on Sundays I skim though … Continue reading #SoCS July 20/19 — Frame

A Sustainable Celebration

For my parents wedding anniversary, we had a big family picnic on the beach. We pulled out all the stops with the food and the cake. We played games, listened to music and went beachcombing for shells and driftwood. But the best part was that before the party broke up, we collected all the litter in huge trashbags that we had brought with us. This … Continue reading A Sustainable Celebration

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Chinese Whisper

“I am getting married,” Pam said in a hushed voice to her colleague and best buddy, Lynn; “but keep it to yourself for now. Jim and I haven’t even told our parents yet.” “Don’t worry ! I won’t tell anyone,” Lynn reassured her, and later told her neighbour, who told her boyfriend, who told his buddy, who told his girlfriend, who told her sister Anna. … Continue reading Chinese Whisper

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50 Word Thursday # 16–The Gargoyle

Athena passed the gargoyle on her way home from her grandmothers every day. It seemed to watch over the city from its position of vantage. On the eve of the equinox, the city folk were fast asleep. At the stroke of midnight, sudden rustling sounds were heard. Soon, the sky was full of flying monsters. Vampires, ghouls and two headed bats swooped over the rooftops. … Continue reading 50 Word Thursday # 16–The Gargoyle

The Curio Shop 50 Word Thursday #15

 50 Word Thursday # 15   Hosted by Kristian The picture And the words: “Ah! The Wonder House! Can any enter?” – Kim by Rudyard Kipling   The Curio Shop Ah! The Wonder House ! Can any enter? Welcome to the curio shop ! Idols aplenty and statuettes galore: Josticks, incense containers and more A Ming vase, a jade Buddha, a copper urn, Mahogany figurines wait … Continue reading The Curio Shop 50 Word Thursday #15

Amateurs versus Police Officers in Detective Fiction

As an ardent fan of detective fiction, I have often wondered  how amateur detectives manage to outdo police officers every time., Have you noticed how private detectives, whether professional or amateurs, manage to stay one step ahead of local police? I first encountered this as a child, in Enid Blyton’s Five Find Outers mystery series. In these books, a group of five children manage to … Continue reading Amateurs versus Police Officers in Detective Fiction

The Elephant In the Room.

The salon was packed to the rafters. This was no surprise today, the beginning of the holiday season. Each new person who entered noticed a peculiar smell. Some attributed it to the lotions and potions being used for various treatments. Others thought it was simply the result of too many people in a closed room. As time passed, the smell grew intense. No one wanted … Continue reading The Elephant In the Room.

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Genre Challenge Paranormal Romance

Great Aunt Penelope’s portrait was mounted on a wal in the Great Hall of the Manor. Jane and her fiance had driven up to visit Grandma at the Manor this weekend. Each time Jane passed through the Hall, she was somehow riveted by the portrait. It seemed to say something to her. Jane asked Grandma if she knew something about Penelope. Grandma narrated a story … Continue reading Genre Challenge Paranormal Romance