Intelligent conversation (Humour)

Today, at last, I found intelligent conversation; what a breath of fresh air it is! Lately I’ve felt like everyone around me were idiots… and the arguments; just ridiculous. No matter what the topic, their comments were predictable, banal, boring. I was beginning to think it was all a waste of time. Then, today, out ofContinue reading “Intelligent conversation (Humour)”

Digging holes (humour)

Granddad’s a ‘get-it-done’ man. When there’s junk around, he uses his big digger to bury whatever’s bugging him. He does those jobs early; starts the day right, he reckons. Grandma’s different. If something’s bugging her, she nags Granddad. When her nagging is bad, Granddad threatens to put her in a hole. Grandma scoffs back, ‘thenContinue reading “Digging holes (humour)”

Missed connection

There were no messages today. Fran hadn’t expected any of course. Why would anyone bother, when she had nothing to contribute? Maybe someone would remember tomorrow; remember her and send a message, even if by mistake would be fine. Just anything, so that she could know she actually lives, is real, is here. Who needs them anyway,Continue reading “Missed connection”

The box (humor)

Everything was crackling, renewing after the bleakness of winter. Spring’s  promise can be quite invigorating, in unexpected ways. We were old back then. Who knew we would still be here twenty years later. It’s a good thing that we broke the rules. Twenty years… such a long time. When we became grandparents, about the sameContinue reading “The box (humor)”

Six weeks (end of life)

It wasn’t her fault; Ted knew that. After all, Lilly was the love of his life. In times past, Ted had grumped at her; smothered him with love, she did. But they’d been good times. Often it seemed like seventy years marriage had passed by in a flash. Lilly; sweet innocent Lilly. She hadn’t alwaysContinue reading “Six weeks (end of life)”

Changing the light bulb (humor)

All I need is the light bulb changed. How hard can it be? Unfortunately I can’t do it myself, being stuck on the couch after a skydiving accident. My slightly eccentric brother Harry has been checking in each day, making sure I have everything. Of course, the neighbor could have helped me just fine, but HarryContinue reading “Changing the light bulb (humor)”

Dream Man

Davina had prepared carefully for this meeting. Hair, make-up, shoes with matching hand-bag; nothing had escaped her attention. For years she had dreamt of this moment, playing out the scene in her mind over and over. She knew every twist and turn, every word to come, as long, of course, that she didn’t mess itContinue reading “Dream Man”

Roger, my hero (Humor)

Going for a bike ride usually cleared Sandy’s head, but today was different. She and Roger rarely argued, so this morning’s row raised emotions which could not simply be cycled away. Outside forces, in the shape of burglars invading local properties at will, had created tension and dissent. There was no knowing whose home wasContinue reading “Roger, my hero (Humor)”