Written for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ and her prompt word wobble. ‘You’re allowed a wobble every now and then,’ he therapist said. ‘It’s just, lately, there have been too many wobbles. I can’t see to get myself out of this horrible mood. I am trying to get things straight, but every time I do, I just seem toContinue reading “Wobble”

In Training

Written today for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ Out of shape, that’s what the gym said, but then that was never in doubt. She hadn’t worked out since she was twenty years old. If it wasn’t for the fun run at her granddaughter’s school, she wouldn’t even be here. Last year, she tried running, gave up half way throughContinue reading “In Training”


Written for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ ‘Flummox, that’s a brilliant word, and what does it mean?’ ‘Not sure miss, but that’s how I feel about my homework. I mean you asked us to write a story, to practice for our GCSE’s and I can’t think of anything to write. I mean I get it is worth forty marks,Continue reading “Exams”


Written today for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ ‘I don’t understand, what is the relevance of this conversation.’ ‘Dad, it’s just, you said, I couldn’t go out tonight, cause I’m grounded. But my mate called me, said there was homework club on. I haven’t done all my homework, surely you want me to have an education.’ ‘You are right,Continue reading “Homework”

Secret Ingredient

Written for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ ‘It certainly packs a punch,’ Bobby said, taking another sip of the cocktail. He wasn’t sure what spirit the barman used, but one glass, and you were always nearly on the floor. Perhaps he used them all. Today, he made sure he had a pint of milk before he drank it. ItContinue reading “Secret Ingredient”


Written for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ ‘Where do you come from?’ Innocent enough question. Right? Mark didn’t think so, because when they saw him, they made an assumption of where he was born. Not that he disliked his heritage. When his grandmother spoke of Jamaica. The culture, the background of slavery she came from. Her own grandmother aContinue reading “Agwe”


The word today from our wonderful host is compersion https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ It was a day she had been waiting for. After years apart, she was going to see her daughter and teenage granddaughter. The compersion she felt, when she was waiting at the airport and she could have flown towards them. Eighteen, and looking so muchContinue reading “Love”


Shriek, she heard it alright. It was from the woods, where during the day, everything was silent. Tonight, it was different. The hairs on her legs and arms were rigid, as she turned her ears to the source of the sound. Nose on the ground, I sniffed, pulling her owner through brambles. She wasn’t happy,Continue reading “Shriek”


Written for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ A landscape gardener and his pride and joy was always the rose bush at the back. He planted it when he first started, his first attempt at growing anything. Now, sixty years later, it still bloomed every spring. Now it was sleeping, but when his daughter was sixteen, it would bloom again.Continue reading “Rosmarie”


Written in response to https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/author/cyranny/ lemonade. ‘Get your lemonade! Only fifty pence!’ Sheila shouted from the corner of her street. She was rolling in money, and made twenty pounds in the first half hour. All thanks to her novel idea. It was her math’s teacher who gave her the idea, about profit and percentages. SheContinue reading “Lemonade!”