Here I am, I made it to 60 and after three years of flexing my creative muscles on Vocal, I have an interesting collection of stories. I love the Challenges and enter, when I can, but this has become a lovely hobby.
Nerves heightened, from years of military training, the sergeant cautiously entered the rundown shack. She knew no one would be there, but with no back up, she would always be on guard. The building had once been a home to someone, but that was long ago, certainly not in her lifetime.
- Top Story - November 2023
The Sensual WorldTop Story - November 2023
I have often wondered, how many songs I listened to growing up, that were either sexually suggestive or outright raunchy, that I didn’t realise at the time, either because I was too young to understand the love language they were using, or it was cheekily hidden from me. To give you some idea of my naivete, I was shocked when as a 12-year-old, I heard Supertramp singing ‘right, you’re bloody well right’, (sorry for the language). AC/DC were singing about being your backdoor man, which in the 70’s meant something different to today.
Harold’s heavy legs dragged his sad and sorry body through the front door of his house. Entering the kitchen, he tossed the newly collected mail on the counter and went straight for the fridge for a beer. He would have preferred to drown his sorrows in scotch, but he had to take a Zoom meeting later. He could drown himself properly after.
- Top Story - October 2023
There's something very comforting about repetition. A favourite book, movie, TV series. As I sit in my comfy chair, tapping away on my machine, procrastinating over a task I have been putting off for too long, the telly plays a show, so well known to me.
Job: A Comedy Of Justice, by Robert A Heinlein.
I can’t recall one book that has affected me so much, that it has changed my life. This book hasn't changed my point of view. but it affects me differently each time I read it. I have read it four times in 40 years and it’s like reading a new book.
Serious content warning: If you are offended by bad language (I mean really bad language all the time), then despite the humour and clever storyline, this series is not for you. C@#$ is more common than F%&*, which is used all the time. It’s a murder mystery, so there is blood and gore as well. I’d like to add, if you or anyone you know would consider you a snowflake, then this show is not for you.