About Verity

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Verity

Thank you for visiting my bio, not much to see I’m afraid. I’m not really an interesting person. I only started writing this year (2021) I had never written anything before. I’ve never even read a book, not one. Unless the operating instructions for my washing machine count that is.

I have dyslexia you see, I find writing a real struggle, but I enjoy it enough to somehow muddle through. Over the last few months my typing has got a little quicker. MS Word corrects most of my spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Once I’ve removed all the red squiggly lines from under my words I save it as a PDF. I then listen to it back using the “read aloud” function. It’s a bit of an iggle-daggle but it seems to work for me.

That’s about it really. I did say I wasn't that interesting. If by chance, you do read one of my stories, please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. I would love to know what I’m getting right and what I’m getting wrong. Regards, Verity

Name:
Verity Rambles
Sex:
Female 
Pronouns:
She
Relationship Status:
Married
Location:
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Local Time:
23 Jun 2021 21:55
Interests:
Cooking, I love cooking. Having a bash a writing.
Favorite Books:
Hotpoint washing machine instructions.
Favorite Authors:
Patrick McGoohan
Favorite Movies:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Favourite TV Shows:
The Prisoner (1967)

Benny Hill
Favorite Music:
Almost anything except for RAP
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22 May 2021
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Forum Posts:
25
Stories:
8
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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 22 Jun 2021 02:31

Good morning everyone. Well, it’s morning in England and as we invented time it must be morning everywhere. They say that yesterday was the longest day of the year. Back in March I spent a day with the in-laws. Trust me, that was much longer.

Topic: Today's Thought or Message
Posted: 21 Jun 2021 03:25

I heard a story about a famous sculptor who when asked how he could make a elephant out of a piece of rock replied, “I just chip off all the bits that don’t look like an elephant.” Sometimes life can be just that easy.

Topic: Hi new here
Posted: 20 Jun 2021 04:54


Hi everyone !

I've come across from the sister site because I've been told that this place is a wonderful comfy forum full of friendly folk and
well written stories.

And that's exactly what I've found - so glad I'm here ! Welcome spaceman, I hope you stay in orbit with us for some time to come. I’ve found it most friendly here, full of very nice people. Like you I came from “the other place.” I’ve found it to be a place of “special relativity” for my attempt at writing. Space and time are different over here. Stories Space and time are not interlinked, time goes much quicker here.

Topic: Writing short stuff (Micro and Flash)
Posted: 18 Jun 2021 03:31

As you all know, I’m new to writing and any advice I give should be taken with that in mind. I enjoy the 100 word challenge. I start with a punch line and work my way backward. It seems to work for me. Having an ending somehow makes it easier for me. Once I have that punch line I try and build a story around it. I know this is probably not a very good example but I think it says it all in just 52 words.

The boat was taking on water, it was starting to sink. John was in full panic mode, helpless as the water was flowing in. I leant over at full reach and managed to lift his stricken boat from the pond. The smile returned to John’s face. “Thank you mummy, you saved it.”

Topic: Say something nice about yourself
Posted: 11 Jun 2021 03:44

I’ve never let dyslexia hold me back from having a go at writing.

Topic: Today I feel _________________ because .....
Posted: 07 Jun 2021 09:55

Today I feel sad because this site is closing

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 01 Jun 2021 03:53

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. It’s lovely and sunny here in England. I’m pleased to announce that my latest Hollywood Blockbuster* is awaiting moderation at the moment. I have a question about categories; I couldn’t really find one that suited my story so I put it in general. It’s really Folklore, could that possibly be a future category? Just asking, I’ll have a black coffee please. Regards, Verity

*This claim has been disputed.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 29 May 2021 14:37

I will join you in raising a glass. Let’s not forget the he also wrote a children’s version of James Bond as well. It also featured a car that could do anything. It was of course, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Later adapted into a very successful film by none other than Roland Dahl.

Who, interestingly, also did the script for You Only Live Twice (and it's Roald, not Roland). The other writers, Ken Hughes (writer on the 1967 spoof version of Casino Royale) and Richard Maibaum (worked on most of the 007 films from the beginning until the mid-70s) also had Bond connections as did some of the cast (e.g. Gert Frobe, aka Auric Goldfinger).

One thing that has kind of gone dark are the Bond novels. The Fleming estate (currently operating as Ian Fleming Publications, but formerly known as Glidrose) were commissioning new novels up until 2018 but there haven't been any since Anthony Horowitz's Forever and a Day (which I didn't even know about, thought his Trigger Mortis was the last). Fleming's Bond is now public domain here in Canada and there's been at least one anthology of Bond short stories published collecting stories by Canadian writers taking advantage of that. Our copyright is life + 50 and Fleming died in 1964.

Good morning! Coffee is on and kettle is cheerfully bubbling away. It is sunny here but still windy and cool. Late May is feeling more like late April these days.
Yes of course, Roald. I’m going to try and hide my stupidity and blame it on my auto-correct. Speaking of Bond, I have to say that I much prefer the earlier Bond Films. I loved the humour and the various romantic interests. They were just jolly good fun to watch. I still watch the new ones but they are getting more like the Jason Bourne franchise. Too serious.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 29 May 2021 14:28



It was brought to my attention just now. This is the birthday of Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964). He was a British writer, journalist, and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series...

Let's raise a cuppa whatever you have to Sir Ian.

Cheers. I will join you in raising a glass. Let’s not forget he also wrote a children’s version of James Bond as well. It also featured a car that could do anything. It was of course, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Later adapted into a very successful film by none other than Roland Dahl.

Good day to you, Verity. It's so lovely that you bring up Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, By coincidence, I just happened to be in a production of that work as a play on stage here at our local arts theatre. I played the nefarious Child Catcher.

I will get a fresh pot of coffee brewed now and the tea kettle is already steaming and ready to brew some tea if any cares for that.

flower

OOps. We did overlap our postings, Scott. Good job with the coffee.

:-" Oh my god, the Child Catcher. Just about the scariest person in the world. Just the way he said “children” scared the life out of me, and I was almost a grown-up. Great film though, and well done you for having a major part in the play. I need a coffee now.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 29 May 2021 05:43



It was brought to my attention just now. This is the birthday of Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964). He was a British writer, journalist, and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series...

Let's raise a cuppa whatever you have to to Sir Ian.

Cheers. I will join you in raising a glass. Let’s not forget the he also wrote a children’s version of James Bond as well. It also featured a car that could do anything. It was of course, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Later adapted into a very successful film by none other than Roland Dahl.

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yurigagarin
Hi Verity - I read ' My New Man' to my wife yesterday and she was honestly very impressed with your writing skills.

In her words ' that lady has a gift '
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yurigagarin
Dearest Verity thank you for accepting me as a friend - I'm so looking forward to chatting and nurturing our friendship - we have so many common interests, not just mops !



'Be Seeing You ! ' 😊
3 days ago
AnnaMayZing
Glad you enjoyed the manual, Verity, but I wouldn't get into a spin over it. I imagine it felt good to come clean, though. It is just as well that you confessed to liking it because it would have come out in the wash anyway. ;)
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I took this in 2012. :)
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