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 Welcome Guest

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100 word photo prompt. “It’s because of the trial, you see sir. There will be difficulties getting ashore. The islanders won’t welcome visitors at times … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 12 Comments

No Breakfast with Tiffany

I had just seen David Attenborough off at the airport – as one does – and was in a hurry to meet Audrey Hepburn, when I bumped into Fast Eddie. … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 14 Comments

Fear at the Old Mill

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. Rochelle’s 100 word photo prompt. The old woman could hear the angry mob downstairs. She moved the filthy curtain aside and glanced over the corrugated … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 16 Comments

Handel’s Water Music – Fake News

It was believed for so many years that the so-called “Water Music” by Handel was composed for the purpose of appeasing the wrath of George 1, King of England, which … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Rare Common Sense

Yesterday, while taking a glass of wine in one my favoured watering holes, I entered into a conversation with a stranger and fellow Englishman. He was a bright, elderly man, … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · 10 Comments

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 · 6 Comments

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 · 6 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
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