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

Monthly Archives: May, 2017

The Pianists

Fiction ‘Thank you, kind lady.’ Edward smiled, observing  the five pound note the woman placed in the otherwise empty pint glass. ‘Something special I can play for you?’ ‘Dj’no Smoke … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Very Short Trip to Douglas

Non-fiction “Good humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.”  William Makepeace Thackeray I was twenty-three at the time, working … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 7 Comments

Mama said..

Fiction   It is another of  those sullen days, which rarely occur in Madrid in the Spring but do unsettle me so. The gloomy morning causes me to pass three … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gorgonzola. More Than Just Cheese

Non-fiction Long ago, on one particularly hot afternoon I was motoring to Milan following a successful business visit to an out-of-the-way, American radar station, near Tontine, in the Alps.  Only half … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment
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