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No two the same

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This week’s challenge is to write a dialogue, in no more than 158 words, that includes the question “Are you sure it should be that colour?” And this is what that said to me:-

– “Are you sure it should be that colour?”
– “Why, what colour’s yours?”
– “Hang on a tick, I’ll have to check. Oh, similar, but yours is so much more vivid”
– “Oh dear, that doesn’t sound good, do you think maybe there could be something wrong with mine?”
– “Hey I’m no expert. Just because I’ve never seen one quite so, err, eye-catching as yours doesn’t mean there’s actually something wrong with it.”
– “Reading between the lines, you think I have a problem but you just don’t want to embarrass me by saying anything, Am I right?”
– “Well, all I can say is that I have seen a few in my time and I’ve never actually seen one quite so vibrant. I think you probably need to ask an expert, though.”
– Good idea. Hey, chef, will you take a look at my tikka masala? Might I have added a little too much turmeric?”


This is a turmeric root. I thought it just arrived in a jar 🙂

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Lest We Forget

Elizabeth, reluctant to leave the cosy warmth of her bedroom, and irritated by Ann’s cheerful reminder that she needed to be ready for the concert, grumpily took her seat in the communal lounge, glancing at her neighbours whose demeanours ranged from jittery excitement to blank disinterest.
Children filed into the lounge, music filtered into Elizabeth’s foggy consciousness and the singing began.
“Pack up your troubles”… Elizabeth closed her prickling eyes against the painful, sudden memory of her beloved Jack, smart in his uniform, waving and smiling as he left to show Hitler “what for”. Never to return…never to be forgotten.

In response to Julia’s place 100 Word Challenge week 18 “Lest We Forget”

In Winter We Shiver…

In response to this week’s 100 word challenge…which this week is shortened to 21 words, inspired by:

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…

….and has to include the phrase “in winter we shiver”

here is my humble offering

Afloat on the river, in winter we shiver
Occasionally becoming stuck
The swan population, avoiding migration
Unlike our neighbour the duck

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