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Two phrase story #17

I provide the first phrase and you complete the sentence, in your own way and we see in how many different directions one thought can be taken….. “I saw the tentative, thin, red lines I’d drawn…….” My attempt – “……..and holding my hand steadier, said to myself, “No more tries.””   Your turn!

New Word Tuesdays

“Skilometre” – For metric purists.


I don’t speak the same language as the rest of the world. I was asked to do something at work and having no idea how to go about it, I said, “I haven’t the faintest clue about it.” My thought was, “I don’t know, so could you tell me how and what is to be … Continue reading

New word Tuesdays

In keeping with my blog addiction I’m adding another “daily to-do”. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep it up but if wit fails me, I’m sure the OED won’t. So the word might be something erupting from the compost heap that is my mind or from the hallowed pages of the revered-yet-so-hard-to-find-these-days … Continue reading

The Oxford Comma

        The Oxford comma is our friend, people!   Imange courtesy ; http://cowbird.com/story/81111/Comma_Drama/

Should I? I should

Many a time, when I read a poem or even free verse in someone’s blog, I’m reminded of some urdu couplet or another. I grew up in a family where quoting such things was common practice. I have, at times, posted what occurred to me in the comments. Most people reply with a polite click … Continue reading