Intrepid Optimist

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Tag Archives: Life

Traveling Before Plastic

No one was happier than yours truly, to learn the Thomas Cook Travel Company is showing a profit when only a couple of years back it faced bankruptcy. For me, … Continue reading

July 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

SOME THINGS IN LIFE YOU JUST DON’T LOSE.

On my way to a meeting this morning I was approached by a Syrian refugee at a rush-hour filled German railway station, who needed help. In English, I gave him … Continue reading

June 29, 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

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

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

End of the Affair

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100-word photo prompt. photo copyright. Roger Bultot.   “Inspiration?” Sneered Farley “You’ve got to be kidding. Mudflats on a cold autumn evening such as tonight … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 12 Comments

Brave Until the End

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100 word prompt Stephen was a few seconds from a violent loss of temper. Someone was trying to coerce him with threats into  making a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 5 Comments

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

I received a bit of flack recently for addressing my good friend as Taff. Apparently this is now very non-PC. But Taff does come from Wales and is proud to … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 8 Comments

Shaken, Stirred or Whatever Takes Your Fancy

Cocktails are by no means a new way of selling us attractively decorated drinks in bars. They have been around since the early eighteen hundreds and I doubt there is … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 3 Comments
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