I love my blogging habit, and the friendly feedback from bloggers around the world. But it’s time to power down… Continue reading
It’s that time of the week again when I take up the challenge to see if I can come up with a story in 6 words or less. Continue reading
“Supposing your wireless set suddenly stopped working. Well, perhaps you understand wireless sets. If so, you set about mending it yourself, and if you have a glimmer of sense, you would go to work fairly slowly, methodically, patiently. If you don’t understand wireless sets, you would call in somebody who does. But I don’t imagine you would call in a large angry man with an axe who would give one yell and then reduce the set to broken glass and firewood. He might be a fine strong brave fellow – you might take a pride in the set of his shoulders and the thrust of his chin – but… he would not mend your wireless set. Continue reading
Ooh, Mr Darcy!
An opportunity to write a Pride and Prejudice themed limerick? Oh yes please! It’s got to be one of my favourite books ever. I love that Jane Austen’s characters are so well written that she’s actually made me have a crush on words on a page, rather than a real actual bloke. Mr Darcy, even before Colin Firth, has always been one of my literary heroes alongside Mr Rochester and (don’t judge me) Sirius Black.
While I was scribbling down ideas for this one, Lady Catherine’s fantastically snooty line “are the shades of Pemberley to be thus polluted?” popped into my head, so I decided to make her, rather than her lovely nephew, centre stage of this one. Probably just as well, because the only word I could think of to rhyme with Darcy was ar… well, anyway. Without further ado:
Lady Catherine De Bourgh had such pride
Darcy’s marriage she could not abide.
When his Bennett in-laws
Darkened Pemberley’s doors
“Our shades are polluted!”she cried.
Why don’t you check out MindandLifeMatters blog and enter her weekly limerick challenge yourself?
This week’s prompt for the Limerick Challenge from MindandLifeMatters was ‘breeze’ – quite a tricky one as it turned out. I’ve been mulling it over on windy walks across the fields to pick my daughter up from school, and this is what I’ve come up with:
I’ve made a resolution to take part more regularly in some of my favourite blogging challenges, including this one: Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s weekly throwing down of the gauntlet to write a story in six words or less. I’ve tried a few times, and I suspect sometimes my contribution is actually just a sentence or a phrase, rather than a story. So here’s my attempt on this week’s theme of “Jealousy”:
Nobody looking? She shredded his CV.
Why don’t you enter too? Good exercise for those writing muscles!