Noticing

#smallstone no. 4 Today I walked to work, just for a change. The pub on the corner, The Salutation, is under new management. ‘Welcomes customers old and new,’ says the banner strung outside. On the adjacent wall is the pub sign, in quattrocento colours, an Annunciation. I’m as surprised as I think the management would be … Continue reading Noticing

Cowboy or Alien?

It’s just as well that Rachael gave us extra time for the second campaign challenge. 200 words to include imago, lacuna,miasma synchronicity and oscitate? It was off to the dictionary for me,  but when I got there, I wasn’t much farther forward! The excellent and inventive efforts of other campaigners left me awestruck but still … Continue reading Cowboy or Alien?

As one door closes …

I’m actually a judge on Rachael Harrie’s first campaign challenge and so it seems only fair to post something of my own (which I assume others will judge!) before I  start looking at other posts. So with some (actually great) trepidation I’m posting my own 200 words beginning ‘The door swung open’. Yes, it invites horror, don’t … Continue reading As one door closes …

Who dares …

Good news this week of various kinds. First of all I was delighted to have a phone call on Friday telling me I’ve won third prize in the latest Writespace competition and so straight after this post I’m off to update my Success Stories page yet again ( twice in two weeks can’t be bad! ) The … Continue reading Who dares …