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Recipe for Friendship

Dedicated to all the friends that I have made on WordPress: A lasting friendship has simple ingredients Mutual trust and understanding Shared interests and experiences Zero tolerance for sarcasm and snide remarks.       Written for these word prompts: FOWC with Fandango – snide Daily Addictions —–– zero Word of the Day — friendship   Image by <a href=”https://pixabay.com/users/geralt-9301/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=3382503″>Gerd Altmann</a> from <a href=”https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=3382503″>Pixabay</a&gt; Continue reading Recipe for Friendship

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With due apology to all dieters:

Diet is a four letter word That invariably spells trouble. When I see a dieter coming I am quick to take flight, Before I am forced To hear the virtues Of the Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Paleo Diet, Or the Keto Diet. Diets galore and Diets ad nauseum. When the simplest solution Is to eat less and exercise more.   Written for … Continue reading With due apology to all dieters:

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Laughter is the best medicine. Joy is the best therapy.

I feel so sorry for the cynic. His cup is always half empty. If people are nice to him he suspects ulterior motives. When they are not nice, he feels persecuted. Rainbows, sunsets, spring flowers, Kindness, grattitude, compassion. He lets them all slide past Without appreciating their beauty. Cynicism does not let him enjoy his life And sinks him into a morass of despair. Eventually … Continue reading Laughter is the best medicine. Joy is the best therapy.

FOWC with Fandango — House

Today’s prompt made me think of several stories and novels I have read that have the word “house” in their title. 1.The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield This is a story about schoolchildren on the surface. It is actually a social commentary that highlights class distinction and discrimonation.   2. Crooked House by Agatha Christie One of my favourite Christies, it portrays an eccentric family … Continue reading FOWC with Fandango — House

An Urban Cacophony

cacophony A stream of cars Horns honking, radios blaring. Newspaper hawkers Shouting the days headlines. A cement mixer, Churning to repair a road. A fire engine Clangs en route to a fire. A siren wails, Signalling an ambulance. A mob gathers Shouting political slogans. Always some noise Suggesting panic and urgency. Such are the Sounds, Of an urban cacophony! Written for FOWC with Fandango– cacophony … Continue reading An Urban Cacophony

Mac and Cheese saves the BBQ

It was virtually the first sunny weekend this summer. Last Saturday had been overcast, and the one before it,though sunny, had been fairly cold. Tom and his wife Sally had taken their chances and invited their newly wed neighbours to a barbecue lunch. Sally had really taken pains over this  lunch so she was glad to be rewarded by fine weather. She had bought the … Continue reading Mac and Cheese saves the BBQ

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.