"When I was a young all I wanted was the respect of honest men and the undying adulation of attractive women, all I know now is that I want a cup of tea." "Oh very droll," murmured the Colonel while gentle pressing down his wiry moustache. "I would say another glass of that fine Sherry you … Continue reading Drinks at 7
The decorations are coming down and people are recovered from the festivities of Yuletide and soon Pub staff will be finding a night for them to have their Christmas parties. A fact that seems to rub some people up the wrong way. Having frequented various pub pages, there is always one group of people who … Continue reading Daily Word Prompt: Party Time?
"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)
The problem with a lot of modern horror movies is that they either operate on a very small and low level series of scares or are reliant on gore for effect. While jump scares are effective in a cinema (that's English for Theater American reader) they are short-lived and tend to be predictable and have … Continue reading The Fear Factor
The figure in the cowl had slipped away down a corridor, Thomas nodded to Tracy to apprehend at the other end and retreated the way he came. The decoy had worked and a moment later the figure return and slipped into the adjacent room. A moment later Thomas returned from his hiding place and was … Continue reading Who Are You?
Fandango's One Word Challenge: Prompt The demise of the WordPress Daily Prompt was a bit of a bummer, however the legacy of the Prompt stays on. They say every cloud has a silver lining, something which must be a great concern for airline pilots, and in this case it the death of the Prompt, prompted … Continue reading “I CAN’T STAND THE CONFUSION IN MY MIND”
Being a child born in the 1980s, other than the repeats of the Disney film, my main experience of Robin Hood was the spoof children's series Maid Marion and her Merry Men, which came about because Tony Robinson (of Blackadder and Time Team fame) was dismayed at the lack of strong female characters on Children's … Continue reading The Wedding Party
I'm not a fan of school reunions because they often leave you a tad exposed. Your school self lingers in the background and your present self feels like you are under scrutiny if your old teachers show up. I felt very exposed at one reunion as a teacher who saw me naked in a play … Continue reading School Reunion
Miss Sevenpenny yawned, loudly, despite there being no-one really around to hear her. The first yellow strikes of daybreak had become visible about an hour ago, but were rapidly becoming lost in the grey mist and cloud which were descending on the town. Street lights now being to dip down from night operation and the … Continue reading The Bedsitter (Fiction)
So the Daily Prompt is no more. A shame really as it was often (not always) a good starting point for writing "off topic" from the main body of the Sandman's page. While I will admit that the single word Prompt for me were less fun then the previous set up which would give a … Continue reading This is the End…