Friday Fiction – Like a Moth to a Flame

A continuation of sorts from last week, same character, but many years later They always said she had the worst taste in men, she was like a Moth to a Flame for the bad boys. She had always managed to get herself out of too much trouble, until now. Now, they were suddenly flocking to…

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Friday Fiction – Waiting to be saved

Feeling a little bold after the 20 Day writing challenge and scoffing at my own whingeing about not writing more short stories, I have embarked on a journey to perhaps share some of my short stories, that have til now remained unpublished. Some are linked, some are not, but all have a particular piece of…

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Everyday Inspiration: Day 15 – Take a Cue

“Remember when we asked you to collect post suggestions from your readers? Write today’s post based on one of these ideas. If possible, mention the person who gave you the idea and link to their blog.” I know I just hit 50, but am I already slipping into my dotage? I honestly don’t remember asking…

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Everyday Inspiration, Day 4 – A story in a single image

We were given 4 images to choose from and to pick one to write about what it conjures for us, or from us. I am the queen of single image story telling…well I would like to think so. This image is no different, really, although I didn’t take the photo. Instead of letting the picture tell…

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A little Spark for your Thursday…

Another wonderful poem by Leslie Noyes and new original artwork from me

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Someone Else’s Island

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Someone Else’s Island.”

Cape Tribulation

Wow that’ harsh, dumping your best friend on a hypothetical desert island?Personally I would normally have left them on a 5 Star Resort with:

1/ Pool Boys

2/ Room Service

3/ Gorgeous room overlooking the ocean

4/ Amazingly yummy (and diet conscious) cocktails

5/ Maybe a handsome hunk to share it with or failing that ME!

But if this is not going to be the case? OK! So I guess I would supply them with the following 5 items to keep them out of trouble:

1/ fresh water or the means to carry it.

2/ Rum! Lots of Rum! To start a massive bonfire to get rescued, ward off the chill, to stop from completely freaking out

3/ Hatchet / Axe, useful for all sorts of things, more firewood, coconuts, angry locals, hunting.

4/ Sun Block…………you can never be too careful

5/ A Satellite Phone to call for help when you have had enough!!

I know the last one was cheating, but this is my bestie we’re talking about! I would never want her to be stuck anywhere without me!

– Julz

Winning Streak – Blog/Photo 101 Wrap Up

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Winning Streak.”

Well I started both the Blog101 and Photo101 to hopefully help me further my education in blogging (I was very new and really did not know what to say or do). I was challenged in the writing part, and hopefully put up a few pieces of meaning; for at least myself.

I enjoyed the Daily Prompts, and I will try and continue to write something daily, However I must admit I found some topics particularly hard. The Photo 101, was a blast, Not only did I meet up with some amazing people, I got to play and learn a lot about my camera and photography in general. So I guess I really did post at least 1 every day, in some case more than once a day. I have learnt that almost everyone on the Blogosphere has something special to say and there are some amazing reads out there, as well as Photographers! We are all the same, we all want to write well, write meaningfully, share with a community and connect as human beings. I wish to say thank you to everyone who helped me, encouraged me or inspired me. Below are some of my favorite pics from Photo 101. These are some of my favorite images I shared from Photo 101

Even animals need to connect
Even animals need to connect

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Will continue to see all of you around the traps so to speak…….keep blogging and have a Happy New Year.

– Julz


My Cousin – A Poem

We all have that one eccentric relative who always says and does the strangest things. In your family, who’s that person, and what is it that earned him/her that reputation? I once had a cousin named Jacqui, Who most thought a little bit wacky. She had a love of snakes and legless lizards Who sadly…

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Golden Key

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why? Every Sunday, as a kid, you were always dragged off the visit Aunty Edna, aka “The Old Lady down the street”. She was an old friend of your Grandma’s and…

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Bad Day!

It was a bright, crisp Spring morning; the sun had just risen and was adding a touch a warmth to what would have been an otherwise very chilly morning,  I decided to talk the dogs out for our walk.  Little did I know this was going to be a Bad Day! It all started innocently…

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