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

Category Archives: Non-fiction

A Life-saving Picnic Basket

I am sure many will agree with me, that there is nothing more enjoyable than a picnic in the company of friends, with choice food and in a setting of … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Slow Train to Frankfurt

If you should ever have to travel by train from Cologne to Frankfurt, there are two choices. There is the super fast ICE train which stops at Bonn-Siegburg and can … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Just Another Morning.

“It’s two months now and you still haven’t decided on a job.” Her words ring in  my ears. I restrain myself,  knowing an ironic reply could spark off the first … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · 4 Comments

A Perfect Sunday Evening

The thoughts that come to me or other men when dining alone are, I suppose much stranger than men themselves. I have invented more than one peculiar platter when I felt … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · 5 Comments

Captivated by Two Mesmerizing Waltzes

Regardless of the times I have heard them, in my eclectic taste of music, I continue to be enthralled by two distinctive classical waltzes, both composed by early 20th-century French … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Left for Moscow

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word photo prompt. Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-fields.   Anna. You have betrayed me. Deserted me for a new love in Moscow. After so many wonderful … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 33 Comments

No Need for Panic

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100-word photo prompt. Photo© J Hardy Carroll   “Look dear. There’s an emergency.” Exclaimed Gladys “Why can’t they have them during the day?” Niggled Hector. … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 21 Comments

A Gourmet’s Lament

It is sad to admit I no longer can I dine heavily at unusual hours, filling my stomach with the adolescent pleasure of hot curries and starchy pies – no … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

Such a Boring Chore

It is doubtful the owner of my local bakery will be reading this, so I can safely say his baguettes are probably the worst I have ever attempted to swallow. … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · 5 Comments
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