I am fairly sure this one came up before. One thing I don't particularly enjoy is being the centre of attention, I prefer to sit on the sidelines and be a more wraith like individual. As you can imagine I was not particularly fond of Birthday parties. It is perhaps surprising that I did take … Continue reading Avoiding the Limelight
When I was a child I had a dream of being a professional actor (with the intent of being the next Doctor Who being part of the incentive) and as such a lot of my teen years were spent in drama clubs and making homemade dramas, which mostly involved me and a few mates shooting … Continue reading RDP: Dream
In response to the Word of the Day Challenge: Enrapture. This is a repost of “your Daily Word Prompt” of the same word.
When Mrs A informed me she had joined my old theatre group just before Christmas I was amused. She was cast as half of a pantomime cow in the pantomime of that year, which was based on Jack and the Beanstalk but more had an element of The Goodies about it (the giant was played by a guy who was 5ft1 and had the immortal line “there is more to being a giant then size you know”) and as I was working I missed that performance.
I did however see her next play in which she disrobed on stage and while watching it I couldn’t help think, I hope none of her classes are here. I am not sure if they’d feel they were an enraptured or a captured audience….
The unmistakable aroma of burning damp wood drifted up the stairwell and raised Coleman from his too gentle slumber, begrudgingly he extracted himself from his duvet and slipped on his dressing gown and slippers and waddled down stairs into the living room. Marston was adding a number of coals to the fire while Martha was … Continue reading The Gift
"I sometimes envy you" "Why is that?" "Sometimes I feel trapped by my job, don't get me wrong I enjoy it." "What is the issue?" "Well seeing you on stage like that.." "Naked?" "Yes, I would love to do a role where I stripped off." "Ok......" "I think it would be a liberating experience." "....ah … Continue reading FOWC: Trap
While clearing out some old files I came across the first draft for an outline for a episode of a show called The Fallen which was about a former secret agent, down on her luck and trying to make ends meet as a PI. Here is the unedited outline tell me what you think The … Continue reading The Golden Poppy
Do you have a favourite mug at home, or a personalised one at work? At home I have three mugs I use a lot all of which are related to the TV series Twin Peaks: A black lodge logo, The Great Western Hotel with the Motto "Damn Fine Coffee" and "the Owls are not what … Continue reading Ragtag Daily Prompt: Mug
"Why did you resign?" Asked Arthur pouring his guest a cup of tea. "I had my reasons," replied Vicky. Arthur smiled and offered some biscuits, "they all say that." "Is it really that important to you?" She asked selecting a Bourbon Cream and dunking it in her cup. "Not to me but it is a … Continue reading Fall Out (mildly NSFW)
Around the mid 2000s Universal records released a compilation album called Impressed with Giles Peterson, which was an 8 track complication album of British Modern Jazz which was yet to be reissued on CD and coincided with a surge of interest in the British Jazz scene thanks to artists such as Soweto Kinch, Clare Teal … Continue reading Impressed Repressed
As many of my readers know I am what you might describe as a Jazz fan. You might have noticed the odd subtle hint in a few entries here and there.... My favourite instrument is the Saxophone and one of my favourite players is John Coltrane, who for the most of his solo career played … Continue reading Windbag