Healthcare worker from Oxfordshire. Author of ten books including Drinking Poetry and Game of Mass Destruction. Travelled to over 20 countries.
Rich Neighbour, Poor Neighbour
As it was Thursday, Claude wore a red tie. Picking what suit to wear was the challenge. Should he wear the burgundy suit that he uses for outside wear or his teal suit for when guests come over. In the end he went for his yellow suit. The one that his neighbour’s wife knitted for him, it was warm and comfortable.
My plans for this month
Even after Halloween is gone and we head into winter, I am still going to be craving punpkins. November is going to be a busy month for me. As many writers will know, November is national novel writing month and many will be aiming to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. I’ve managed to do it a few times when I’ve took part, but I don’t think I will be taking part of NaNoWriMo this time. However, I still have lots of things to look forward to in the upcoming days. I’ve got my writing meet ups that I can go to. Well, I have to go to the Banbury one because I’m in charge of the money.
Laughing at a Funeral
From complaining about his parties to accusing him of giving her dogs diarrhoea, Nick would forever be the bane of Mrs Handbag’s existence. The old cow had to be at least in her late eighties, perhaps it was time for her to move on to the next life.
An Embarrassing Dinner
How wonderful it was to have a family meal out in Soya House, Bob’s classmates told him. Apparently they did the best plant-based burgers in the country. His little sister had been waiting all week for it, but for Bob it was another contender for the top 10 most embarrassing nights of his life.
Double Date with The Muppets
Kermit the Frog detested Tiktok because people do silly things like cooking chicken in cough syrup. The current trend was double dates with strangers. The Jim Henson Company had picked up on this. He hoped by now that he would be swimming in the Bahamas. However, his agent had other plans. He was sworn in to do a skint of videos. If it wasn’t for his dearly beloved Miss Piggy, he would have retired from the show business years ago.
Is Anyone on Vocal anymore?
Hello Vocal? Is there anybody there? Hello? There seems to be a big emptiness in the world lately, and not just Vocal. On social media, it seems that a lot of people are leaving Vocal and posting their stories on other websites. The vocal groups on social media don’t seem as active anymore and even with the changes and features we’ve asked for, we are still losing engagement.
A Weird Dream I Had Lately
I had a weird dream last night. It's not the first time I've had bizarre dreams, but this one really takes the biscuit. It's the type of dream you wake up thinking what the hell just happened. It's one that I felt compelled to write about and share. In the dream, I was on a cruise ship. The ship was filled with anime characters and religious figures. I have no idea what the destinations or ports were, but I remember the interiors, and our cabins perfectly. Everything was candlelit and we were served by nuns and priests as they gave these delicious meals and we had to pray before our meals. The cabins were basic, but the corridors and the lounges were exotic. They also had a built-in church on the top deck and my cabin was right by it. My cabin number was 2201.