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: August, 2017

Service – The Perfect Waiter

World wide, turn on any TV channel these days and I guarantee you will see one or another of your favourite TV chefs in ego action, preaching, teaching, advising and … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Let me Die a Young Man’s Death

Somewhere around 300 BC, the Greek philosopher, Epicuros  wrote that, “The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.” He believed that individuals can live in … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

That’s Quite Enough Now

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word prompt. “It’s all right Helen. Why in earth did you leave the table? Mrs. Abousamra isn’t at all upset you spilt the gravy … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 26 Comments

Waiting

You’ve been sitting patiently in your doctor’s or dentist’s waiting room for what seems an eternity –  you’re bored to tears. For the umpteenth time you’ve disinterestedly flipped through the … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 5 Comments

Dining and Whining.

Oh my Gaawd! Am I that old? Another blow to my very being. Turned up for a lunch last Sunday and became fast aware I was not just old – … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 13 Comments

Remembrance of things past – Border Nostalgia

The central function of any border or frontier is to keep people in their place and be able to control them. But for me the very word, Border or Frontier … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Dying of Thirst.

Have you ever been thirsty; I mean – you’d kill for a drink of water – thirsty? I have and I’m not ashamed to tell you about it. During my army … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

A Pair of Cold, Fried Eggs.

How all the elements came to together for the perfect punch-up Non-fiction No one in their right mind would have called TC, Tea Cup but I suppose Sparky wasn’t in … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 3 Comments
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