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Topic: Your Mood In Pictures Or Gifs
Posted: 11 Jul 2020 11:23


Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 09 Jul 2020 01:03

Reading back on my last entry I realise I was not doing as well as I thought I was yesterday. The effects of the anaesthetic, the arthroscopie itself, fatigue and heavy duty analgesiques took it out of me and I shouldn't have tried to post When I got home.

So I leave you to it for the coming days, until I'm up to it again.

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Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 08 Jul 2020 08:21


medediCAL - ASHcan

<img src="/images/emoticons/laughing11.gif" alt="laughing9"> ms - asa fetida

asafetida - Any of several plants of the genus Ferula in the parsley family, native to dry regions in Iran and Afghanistan and having long, sturdy, hollow stems and roots yielding a brownish, strong-smelling resin.
2. The resin obtained from these plants, especially from the species Ferula assa-foetida, used as an ingredient in medicine and remedies and as a seasoning in South Asian cuisine.

Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 07 Jul 2020 22:38

Welcome back Lisa! <img src="/images/emoticons/hello.gif" alt="hello2">

Cen ter - med edical

Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 07 Jul 2020 11:35

Bugb ear - wig glers

Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 07 Jul 2020 02:45

<img src="/images/emoticons/eusa_think.gif" alt="Think"> Since it was my fault that I provided the difficult situation, I shall make a ruling. I am happy to accept place names but ONLY when no other option exists. Acronyms are not actually words so not acceptable unless they appear as an accepted word in the OED. i.e. SCUBA. Agreed? <img src="/images/emoticons/thumbsup.gif" alt="thumbup">

Perfect, thank you.

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Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 05 Jul 2020 23:28

verb ose-tra vels

This is a bit of a conundrum. Words starting with "els" are rare and I couldn't find any that allowed a secondary word consisting of five or six letters. Anything starting with "ls" is an acronym, as far as I could discover, and it seems to me those have been avoided in this word challenge.

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So... Allow an acronym? Or substitute travel for travels? Or there is a word solution that evades me and someone else can find? Which is entirely possible. <img src="/images/emoticons/dontknow.gif" alt="dontknow">

to be continued... <img src="/images/emoticons/hello.gif" alt="hello2">

Edit: i did find that there is a neighbourhood called Elsen in a German town by the name of Paderborn. Somewhat obscure but I'll give that a go until you can rule on this, Anna.

Trav Els - en tangles

Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 05 Jul 2020 06:49

Ee rie - ver bose

Topic: What’s for dinner?
Posted: 03 Jul 2020 11:57

Thank you! I am going to try that, it sounds great.

Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Posted: 03 Jul 2020 11:53

I love thunderstorms. Our recent ones came to nothing, just an occasional distant rumble. <img src="/images/emoticons/crybaby2.gif" alt="crybaby">

That's disappointing. The one we had was quite intense for an hour or so, with sheets of rain that obscured the view of the street and flooded the gutters, then it moved off.

We're in a valley and surrounded by mountains, so sometimes we'll get storms that lash us, ease off, then circle around for a second or third go.

Right now it's street noise, the window creaking as the wind shifts it on its hinges, and people eating at a restaurant patio nearby.

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Love & Affection challenge: Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours Some thirty years ago, my mother was diagnosed with cancer and was in hospital for treatment of it. She was closest to the door in a double room on the gastro-intestinal ward of a large teaching hospital. Her chamber mate was about sixteen or seventeen, getting treatment for a painful, chronic auto-immune disease. The only thing separating the two beds was a privacy...

Added 07 Feb 2020 | Category Memoirs | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 246 | 9 Comments

Remembrance Challenge - Remembrance is a Living Thing

Remembrance My maternal grandfather served in the First World War. A mining engineer, he enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces in 1915, at the age of 28, and served as a sapper in the north of France. By the time he was discharged in 1918, he had been wounded by shrapnel, subjected to gas attacks, and developed tachycardia. At the end of the war he returned home, married...

Added 08 Nov 2019 | Category Memoirs | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 352 | 6 Comments

Recommended Read Challenge: Linda Ronstadt - Gypsy

"Start random playlist," he said, waiting expectantly, unseeing eyes turned straight ahead. Two guitar chords, loud and clear, shook loose a memory. He knew what was coming. Singing, she entered the spotlight, her clear, powerful voice pealing out: cheated and mistreated, when would she be loved. In his mind's eye he saw her, young, beautiful, sure of herself and of them. The music...

Added 27 Jan 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 802 | 11 Comments

Recommended Read Letter to a Friend

  Dear Alan, It's been a while since I wrote to you. Did you know there's a story competition in your name? I had an idea for it, started to write something. It was clever, funny, titled Jankowski's Lost'n'Found . The story got lost, but it goes something like this: Jankowski and Al were old friends, co-owners of a cab they took turns driving. They had a flat rate, 4.20, due to the...

Added 28 Sep 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 21 | Avg Score 5 | Views 733 | 20 Comments

Come fly with me

Come with me, come here, We'll fly away soon, Give me your hand, And a hug Then settle on my rug Hang on tight, tuck arms and legs in, Are you ready to take off? Let's go for a spin! The altitude's no problem, We've plenty of air, As you will soon know by the wind in your hair. We'll swoop and soar Above earth and its cares - - Tedious, boring, Gloomy and drear! - Before landing quite...

Added 05 Sep 2016 | Category Songs | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 934 | 8 Comments


Random rhymes: punchy, munchy scrunchy, bouncy, jiggly, hunchy, Loosely, widely, funky, Stinking, rotten, clunky * Save it. Saved. Is it any good? Unlikely, so... Don't get your hopes up - The answer is no * Not much is likely to be salvational - side note, is that even a word? - side reply, It is now, get used to it. * So... Continue as before With doggerel words ...

Added 29 Sep 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 509 | 5 Comments

Last Rites

“You don’t have to do this, you know. In fact, you shouldn’t be doing it.” “Yes, I know, but it’s all right, I’m going to do it.” “I really don’t think you should, and would prefer you didn’t.” “I’m still going to do it, it’s the least I can do for you. You shouldered me as a burden often enough, in the past.” “That was different, you weren’t old enough or big enough, and needed to...

Added 22 Jul 2016 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 861 | 6 Comments

Diving Deep

Chances, Taken without regret, Embraced, Without hesitation or doubt Like that time When you dove Into an ice cold lake Not on a dare But because it was there And to do so affirmed that you existed Those chances, No regrets, As you sank Stunned with shock by the bone chilling reality of the water - So cold So clear So intransigent yet so welcoming, Heart pounding, Adrenalin coursing,...

Added 30 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 902 | 4 Comments

Open Windows, Open Season: Take Warning

I make my point by tossing him out a window, He'd been warned when he entered the room, "You found your way in, you can find it back out, And if it isn't done quickly, From me you'll get a good clout." I repeated my warning twice over, Was he hard of hearing or just buzzing about? At any rate my threat was put into action, With a fly swatter I rubbed his life out. * Author's note: I have...

Added 23 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 710 | 6 Comments

A Modern Day Shopping Lament

So here I am waiting, And biding my time, For a shipment that was Ordered From a store that's on-line. Their products are alluring, Like snacks to consume, The virtual basket's expanding There is always more room For specialty items, Things new to the store, Best deals of the day, And more, so much more! I wasn't enticed - Well, maybe some of the time - But the items I needed Remained...

Added 15 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 709 | 7 Comments

Stories Coauthored

Lost and Found

  MARTIN HANDED A MUG of fresh coffee to Jane and slid into the seat opposite her at the breakfast table, pausing a moment before he spoke. “Jane, I need to ask you something.” Caught off guard by the statement, she slopped a little of the steaming liquid. “You always do that when I’m holding a drink,” she chided gently, dabbing the spill with a napkin. Her lighthearted tone belied...

Added 13 Sep 2018 | Category General | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 471 | 7 Comments

Recommended Read Writer's Block

  THE CALENDAR TAUNTED JANE, its little yellow-highlighted square outlined in a bold red stroke mocking her lack of progress. ‘You’re going to miss the deadline, you know. I’m just six weeks away now,’ it scoffed. ‘Whatever made you apply for that fellowship anyhow, and what could the panel have been thinking when they gave it to you? You’re no writer; you’ve proven that over the past...

Added 12 Sep 2018 | Category General | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 597 | 6 Comments

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