Category Archives: Personal

Esther’s Challenge – Can You Tell A Story In . . .

It is Thursday and time for your latest five-word story challenge from Esther Chilton.  This week, her single word prompt is DRESS. So can you tell a story in five words, using the word DRESS in it somewhere? Here are your starters: The dress … Continue reading

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Esther’s Challenge – Laugh-along-a-Limerick

Happy New Week to you all and welcome to Esther Chilton’s regular Monday challenge. Esther continues to entrust me with hosting while she continues on her road to recovery from surgery. She tells me that she is making small inroads, so that … Continue reading

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Lance’s Laugh-along-a-Limerick

I am REALLY missing Esther Chilton’s weekly Monday and Thursday challenges while she recuperates from her painful surgery. They have become part of my life in recent months. I am sure that some of her regulars, listed below, must be … Continue reading

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Why do pheasants WALK across the road?

As I drive along, I wonder why;Why pheasants walk when they can fly.Just saw one die.Oh why? Oh why?I must confess. I’m sad. I often cry.

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Dad’s Ninetieth Birthday

A limerick for my Dad Happy Birthday Bony Tony,Always straight and never phoney.Two years departed,Still never outsmarted.Let’s party with pizza calzone.

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Book Review: The Conjuror by Luanne G Smith

The Conjurer by Luanne G. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the third, and in my opinion, the best of The Vine Witch trilogy. Who would have thought that there were so many differing talents amongst witches, … Continue reading

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Thursday Topical Verse Day

Thursdays bring you the chance to share a short verse on a topical subject. It could be a haiku or a limerick or a sonnet or a free form of your own choosing. Your aim is to entertain those who … Continue reading

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A Poem For Friday

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
Many of you will know my guest poet this week. It’s the talented Geoff Le Pard. Before you read his powerful poem, here’s a bit about him: Geoff Le Pard started writing to entertain in 2006.…

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Book Review: The Book of Human Skin

Originally posted on Write to Inspire:
The Book of Human Skin by Michelle LovricMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Difficult to put out of my mind ★★★★ Michelle Lovric has obviously put a huge effort into the research that she…

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Scatter my Ashes

Originally posted on Write to Inspire:
This is a poem that I wrote last year and recited during the Poetry Open Mic Evening at the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School 2018. It is about the scattering of my Mum’s ashes. I…

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