Category: Imagination

The Inhabitants of 402

“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.” ~ Stephen Hawking (2010)

The Wednesday Word Prompt over at GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Haywire.

Camera icons 2Some eighteen months ago, on a whim, I began to write a little piece of fiction that was inspired by an amusing remark from GC.

It was never my intention for my little bit of nonsense to sit amongst my computer files for a year and a half, but occasionally things go  haywire, such as never completing the final part! Today I have addressed that slip, part three is finished and here is part one.

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Big Sister

This weekend, over on our site Weekly Prompts, my partner GC and I chose SPHERE as the Saturday Photo Challenge.

Last year, on my birthday, my son gave me this ornamental globe of the World. “Now you can see where all your blogging friends are!” 

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Now wouldn’t that be fun, having your very own looking glass, and having the ability to zoom in like Google Earth and watch what everyone is doing at any given time instead of reading about it. Big sister is watching you, Oh, wait a minute that’s why we have satellites!   Read More…

Junking

The joy of junking comes not only from a great find, but also from that moment when you figure out how to breathe new life into an old piece.” ~ Unknown.

This weekend the photo challenge from GC’s and my site Weekly Prompts is JUNK.

This is my own response to the challenge.

Each month I browse the IT magazine section in the newsagents and choose the one that appears to be the most interesting. This month I chose ‘WebUser’, mainly because of the recycling ideas.

When I’m due a mobile phone upgrade (cell phone) I normally hang on to the old one; it’s  a second browser, a spare camera, or an audio recording device.

What you do with your old equipment, do you find another use or is it simply junk?

Earlier this week, youngest daughter Sophie (pictured below) and I spent an enjoyable hour or so wandering around Decoporium, an underground junk shop. The shop is situated in the Thorp Arch Retail Park, not far from Wetherby Racecourse in Yorkshire England and is approximately forty minute’s drive from my home.

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During the Second World War, Thorp Arch was an underground munitions factory supplying the British Army and the Royal Air Force. The factory closed during the 1950s. Read More…

Beware the Goblins

Friday Follies Week 3

Week three of Artisan’s new Friday Follies at his site Proscenium.

My own entry was found during a visit to a 15th-century inn just half an hour’s drive from my home in Yorkshire, England.

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Hobgoblins, with their dark colored shaggy hair, are thought to be one of the most benign forms of goblin, closely related to brownies. They are small tricksters that love to mess with human lives through direct influence or theft when they are really in a mood to pull practical jokes.  ~mysticfiles

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. In response to the Photo-challenge Friday Follies from Proscenium

The Yorkshire Witch

The Yorkshire WitchJPG31st October 2018 – Continuing our theme of Halloween the midweek word-prompt on our other site Weekly Prompts is Scary Costumes and was chosen by GC.

We discussed the Halloween Prompts and I planned my posts in advance, but I had other things on my mind, and I’m now thinking that my response to the Saturday photo challenge may have been better suited to today and vice versa.

On the other hand, it’s just a bit of fun, and this is Halloween, so, leaving costumes aside, what could be more scary for All Hallows Eve than my edited re-blog of last year’s tale of the Yorkshire Witch!

The Yorkshire Witch

Far away  in Yorkshire, in the land of puddings, hills, and dales, nestles a tiny little cottage where visitors cannot tell tales.

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A witch lives there who loves to cook, but always from her special book.  Read More…