Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Frightened to Death

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. Rochelle’s 100 word photo prompt.   “OK.” Demanded the detective. “From the beginning.” “Not too much to tell. I came into the pub and spotted … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Just a Load of Tripe

In case of confusion, I am not referring to tripe as in trash, rubbish or the nonsense some of our politicians are tend to spout. I mean tripe as in … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Better Late Than…Better Never Late

A short while ago, I was in a hotel in Montreal and enjoying a relaxed Sunday breakfast. Over the radio broadcast in the restaurant, I heard the presenter warn that … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 13 Comments

Where has all the Gravy Gone?

Dined out last night in what can be called a first class restaurant. Not for the first time I commented on the lack of sauce being served. The gravy itself … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 5 Comments

You Never know?

Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word photo prompt – Enough’s enough.” Complained Hector slamming the Bulldozer into gear. “Who would go to the trouble to cut a heart shaped hole in … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · 6 Comments

Have I missed something?

Have you ever had one of those one sided conversations when you don’t really understand what the other person is talking about? The other evening I was standing at the … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Wildcatter Club

Almost half a century ago, forty-seven years to be exact, I became the owner of a bar in Ecuador. Life in South America was a thrilling place to be and … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

For my Sins

Writen for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word promt. – Been heading down hill for a lengthy stretch and at each control they relieved me of something dear to me. It … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 22 Comments

Wet Mondays – I love’m.

Even before getting out of bed this morning I felt more jaunty than my usual  self. I could not understand why I was feeling so bright and breezy and so … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 8 Comments

Brave Until the End

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100 word prompt Stephen was a few seconds from a violent loss of temper. Someone was trying to coerce him with threats into  making a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 5 Comments
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