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: September, 2017

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
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