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

Tag Archives: Life

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

The Taste of Memories

  Ernest Hemingway, in the Green Hills of Africa recalls how beer played a part in his adventurous life and in the book he briefly reminisces about his beer drinking … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · 3 Comments

Room at the Top Table

I am assuming that most of you, like myself, would like to join the ranks of  nobility. I long to be an aristocrat and I am not ashamed of the … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 13 Comments

Not Your Average Burger

A few years back I was on a short assignment in the Bahamas. I was fortunate to be accompanied around Nassau by an earthily, handsome Bahamian detective by the enchanting … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 8 Comments

Let me Die a Young Man’s Death

Somewhere around 300 BC, the Greek philosopher, Epicuros  wrote that, “The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.” He believed that individuals can live in … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment
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