FF – Daytime at Midnight

December 7, 2016 32 comments

Here is my post for Friday Fictioneers, the 100 word story prompt hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by her long-time friend Lucy Fridkin.

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy.


Copyright Lucy Fridkin


Frederick stared down at the great Arks below. Though after midnight the light from the approaching solar storm reflected off the water, casting shadows which danced across the waves. Soon the Arks would set sail; later they would dive to the depths of the ocean, protecting the world’s inhabitants inside hardened steel shells…

“What’re you doing?”

“Oh, just looking at the bay, dreaming up a story.”

“Come inside. The solar storm will be here soon. We want to be together at the end, to say goodbye.”

“Okay. Arks would’ve been good.”


“Oh, just thinking out loud.”


Sharing My World 2016 Week 48

December 4, 2016 24 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World. Week 48 already, blimey!


Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?
No nuts for me. Though funnily enough I really like chocolate with a praline filling. I just Googled “praline” and as I suspected, it has nuts in!

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
It would be a flop, I expect. Frightfully boring and whatnot.

Who talks real sense to you?
Me! I do. It probably isn’t good sense but it always makes sense to me at the time. Otherwise I wouldn’t be saying it to myself.

Do you have a favourite board game?
Board game? Bored game more like! Haha. Hahahaha. Ahem.

Just kidding. Though I prefer video games. Monopoly is okay. I like games where I don’t like to think. Like Trivial Pursuit – you either know it or you don’t. I do enough thinking at work, thanks. I expect we’ll be playing some games around Christmas time!

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FF – A Night in the Trailer

November 30, 2016 84 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, the 100 word challenge hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo comes from Jan Wayne Fields.

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy.


“Morning, Dear!”

“Morning, Love! Um… didn’t we used to have a car?”

“After last year’s camping trip, I arranged with my friends to drive it back home overnight. This is real camping. No phones…”


“… no car, just us and Nature. Ah, the smell of the woods, the sound of the… bears?”

“Yeek! We’ve no car! No car!”

“Don’t panic, Dear. Squeeze into the trailer!”

“It’s tiny!”

Much, much later…

“Do you think they’ve gone, Dear?”

“Do you wanna poke your head out and check, Mr Nature?”

“Not really. Let’s make the best of it. Marshmallow?”

Frosty silence.


Sharing My World 2016 Week 47

November 27, 2016 28 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World. This one is a “grateful for” special in honour of the USA’s Thanksgiving Day. Cee’s recommends a few words representing the first thing which comes to mind.


Your home life?

No, this “first thing which comes to mind” isn’t going to work. I’ll try again.

Relaxed, mainly stress-free. I love that after all these years I finally own a little house.

Your family?
My immediate family live nearby and we’ll all be seeing each other at Christmas!

Your blogging community?
They’re such a lovely bunch, reading all my stuff and producing quality works for me to read🙂

Your city or immediate area in which you live?
It’s a nice quiet little village and I’m far enough from the main road that I don’t get any traffic noise. I’m grateful for the peace and quiet.

The regional area in which you live?
I’ve published many many pictures of the lovely area I live in. Let me find another one. Or two.

St Michael's Mount 6



The country where you live?
It’s free, democratic and there’s enough to go round. Not that everyone gets enough sadly.

Me! I’m reasonably healthy and content🙂

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FF – Same Old

November 23, 2016 73 comments

Here is my story for the 100 word Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo came from C. E. Ayr.

This story will either be mildly amusing or won’t make any sense whatsoever. I’m hoping people have read the book or at least seen the film. Sorry, I’m out of ideas today.

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy.

Copyright C. E. Ayr

Copyright C. E. Ayr


“This is it. Interdimensional portal.”

“Why the chain?”

“Tourist attractions always do that. Stop people seeing the cool stuff.”

“Like portals?”

“Like portals. This is gonna be great!”

“Yeah, massive! Let’s do this thing. I love this part, never know what you’re gonna find!”

They jumped the chain and entered the door.

Snow. Bitter cold. A lady on a sleigh to their left, a strange creature to their right, gesticulating wildly at them.

The pair shook their heads sadly and walked back through the door.

“Unbelievable. Narnia again. Why’s it always Narnia?”

“That bloody lion’s on his own this time. Beer?”


Limerick Challenge – Tell Me a Story

November 22, 2016 43 comments

I’ve missed the last few weeks but I’ve managed to put together a limerick for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge this week.

This week the theme is “Tell Me a Story!” To read all the limericks, click on the blue froggy.


I have a whole story to tell
To fit it all in will be hell
‘Cos five lines are too few
So you’ll have to make do
With me saying it all ended well.


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Sharing My World 2016 Week 46

November 20, 2016 35 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.


Are you a traveller or a homebody?
I’m a homebody. It’s okay to take little trips but it’s nice to get home again.

What kind of TV commercial would you like to make? Describe it.
I wouldn’t really like to make one at all. I don’t like watching them either. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I watched an advert on TV – I always record anything I watch on broadcast TV so even if it’s a commercial channel (i.e. it has adverts) I can skip them.

Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.
That’s “A” for “Ali” so let’s give this a go.

Asshole. Oh dear, let’s try again. Asswipe. Oh no, this isn’t going well. Wait! I have one, it’s coming. Aaaaaaaaaaaasshat.

Darn. Let’s try “D” for “draliman” instead.

Douche. Douchebag. Argh, must… concentrate… on… word… d…d…d…d…douchecanoe.


Ooh, I have one! Dirigible. There you go. It’s not going to get any better than that I’m afraid.

List some fun things for a rainy day.
Reading, watching Amazon and Netflix, playing on my PS4 (currently “Elder Scrolls Online”), taking a nice nap. This is all stuff that works on any day!

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