Music and Memory

When I was small I lived next door to my grandparents. My grandfather had an old, battered acoustic guitar. When I walked out from our kitchen door, I could cross the driveway and into their living-room within about a minute. I searched the house for him and usually found him in the garden watering plants or... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Dreaming in music

It's the oddest thing. I wake up hearing music in my head every morning. This has been happening for a couple of weeks. Sometimes it's "Destiny" by Zero 7, other times it the theme tune for the BA advert. I'm not dreaming scenes or people or events of the day in some twisted montage involving... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: A Friend In Deed

I wandered out of the office on Fleet Street, down the narrow streets behind the Reuters building to the basement sports bar where some of my colleagues were having lunch on a warm Friday afternoon. As I looked around the table, I saw a few unfamiliar faces. There were new departments moving around the building... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Unconditional Love

For those of you who have a pet, you might know what I'm talking about, but I just realised that after two years of having her, I'm talking to my cat like she's a person. I turn the key in the lock, wander in after a day at the office. She comes belting down the stairs... Continue Reading →

I love this old gag…

Nate The Snake Author Unknown A truck driver is heading west across the Arizona desert. He has been driving all night, and as the sun starts to rise, he feels the need to stop and commune with nature. He pulls to the side of the road, parks, and walks out into the sage brush. As... Continue Reading →

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