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

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

Wheels within Wheels

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word, photo prompt. Photo by Ted Strutz.   If  Steven had premonitions of the future, as did the crafty former owner, who later boasted … Continue reading

December 27, 2017 · 30 Comments

Honesty, the Best Policy

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100, word photo prompt. Photo by Bjorn Rudbeg.   “Are these hats alpaca?” “You kidding? Pure sheep.” “In that case, very expensive.” “Who knows the difference. … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · 21 Comments

Lack of Consideration

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100-word photo prompt. Photo@Sandra Cook.   “Here, boy…” Ordered the expensively cloaked and top-hatted gentleman walking along the fog-swathed Thames embankment. “…hand me a box.” … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · 29 Comments

Lonely is the Heart

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word photo prompt. Photo courtesy of Dale Rogerson.   In the half-light and silence of the winters evening, I focussed on the ice-covered branches, as though … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 27 Comments

Alone at Night

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word photo prompt.     “This is where…?” “Yes,” “But why?” “I don’t know.” “How did his wife take it?” “Devastated.” “I can imagine.” … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 24 Comments

YouTube’s Answer to Monday Blues

Whatever Monday blues feeling I may have been anticipating has just been banished by listening to the sublime melody of Erik Satie’s composition, Gymnopédie No.1, with grateful thanks to YouTube. … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 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
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