Not Good Enough

What it says, please buck up...

Cold Paradise

I used to live in Spain... currently suffering yet another heatwave. It wasn't always bright sun and flowers. One month every year all the rain and wind used to come at once... And it was cold
Cherry

Old Glory Returns

Written (quite) a few years ago, when the US re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba. Posted today, because I was looking for something else on an old hard-drive and found it... just next to an unfinished novel or three... Image source is Wiki Commons, it is in the Public Domain as it was taken so long ago...
Cherry

Somehow

Another nugget of fool's gold from the digital mines... No known copyright issues for original photograph of Argentine Death Flight victims... fiddled with by author.
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Burning Bridges

hmmm... it's not about bridges... image created by writer from open source original.
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Cherry

Jocasta's Reading

UPDATED 3 Jan 2020 : the footnote appears in the original version never posted. I wouldn't swear it makes anything clearer... GOOD! Experimental, ergodic. Image is in the Public Domain:
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A Reflection on Memory's Dreams

It's about... I've forgotten. Image source wikipedia. It is in the Public Domain
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Cherry

My Father's Diaries

Just read it. Image author's own
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Cherry

'Ach Well...'

ambivalence, there's a lot of it on both sides... Image source wiki commons. Licence CC-SA 3.0 Photographer Gil Cavalcanti
Cherry

Crooked Timber

It's about the same thing as the last one was about... image by Jason Swadley. Source Flicker.com . Licence CC BY 2.0
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Cherry

Double Glazed

I'm sure you'll figure it out. Image author's own.
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Cherry

Inside

It's about ... time, I went for a walk. Image is used in good faith according to fair use.
Cherry

Do Not Ask

No, don't... Image created from PD elements by author.
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fizzbangpop

I'm sure it'll mean something to somebody... image is by SalfEnergy source is Wikipedia. Licence is CCA 2.
Cherry

Somewhere

An old one, from you-know-where... No known copyright issues for image from TESS
Cherry

Good News

sometimes, it's just where the keyboard takes you, after you look in the notebook. This might be autobiographical, but it isn't all true. Image. Author's own. BTW ten-out-of-ten for getting to our age if you remember this record being in the charts...
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Cherry

Tempus Fugit

Someone once said some things very like these to me when I was younger, I should have listened, but ... well, as a teenager/young man I was ALWAYS right. Now I'm older, I know that there are many more than two sides to anything. What do you call a shape with two sides..? Exactly. Image use licence Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International source; wikipedia. Creator: Yakidono

Fingers

Whitechapel... Edited 29th October 2020 Two (TWO!!) lines changed... oh and this image added. Image source needpix.com. Free for non-commercial use.
Cherry

Phyllida Case

Odd. Because I felt like writing something weird. Image source wikipedia commons licence CCA2.0 photographer Tex Texin on Flicker too.
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Cherry

The Footballer's Fear of the Whistle

Amid the fuss about the death of another, admittedly incredible, footballer from the other side of the world, there's this. It used to be on another site. I wrote it nine years ago the week after his death. I've edited it somewhat. What a terrible waste. Still no explanation of why, although unsubstantiated reports link him to the abuse carried out by boys' coach, Barry Bennell. Anyway, we know the spotlight is hard to give up. Gary Speed (1969-2011).
Cherry

Zoom

The taste of nostalgia is sickly sweet... Image source http://kidr77.blogspot.com/2017/05/zoom-ice-lolly.html No known copyright issues. But I'll keep investigating.
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Cherry

Old Nick's

It's the only place in town, now... Image author's own fault, I mean design.
Cherry

The Great Conjunction

Seasonal. image licence is CC SA-BY 4.0 Source wikipedia commons.

Millicent Frome

Doggerel. Image source pinterest. No known copyright issues.
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Cherry

Nocturne

Nocturne - a night scene. Image taken by Chris Gampat used under Licence CC by SA 2.0 Source Flicker

I Wish

No clues, just guess. It's more fun. Image is in the Public Domain. Source wikipedia.fr.org

Imperial-ism

It's just silly. Nice to remember, for us old 'uns, but there are much more important things in the world. Image CC by 2.0 Nico Hogg - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicohogg/252397147/
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Land of the Rising Batter

A bit of affectionate ribbing. Image from the café depicted's facebook page... they're happy with the free publicity.
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Gibborim

This is an old one dug out of an old hard drive, don't think I ever posted it here. Anyway, Gibborim sort of means warriors, heroes, the mighty... The word was used to refer to King David (yes, that one)'s bodyguard. Anyway, enjoy this... or not. Image is PD from Wikipedia.
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The Dis-harmonic Sympathy Orchestra

How many female conductors are there? It's not about old buses. Image from classicfm.com, by Flyin' Fiddler. No known copyright issues.
Cherry

Pebble

Sometimes the simplest things are the most complicated. image from freeimages.com free for non-commercial use
Cherry

The Road Goes

on, but NOT ever on. Image used under CC-SA 2.5 Generic. Photograph by
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Corner Poet

He's from a different town, really Image by Michael Ely licence CC by 2.0 SA, source wikipedia.org
Cherry

Spilled Ink

This will not cheer you up. Move on. Image source is flicker.com Original artwork by Joyce Ballantyne. flicker.com has it licensed as CC-SA 2.0. Hmm...
Cherry

Rattlesnakes

Yes, I've been listening to Lloyd Cole - and reading the news story about Sarah Everard. Nothing changes. Image is from creativeuncut.com - no known copyright issues. https://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-23/ha-rattlesnake-and-silverballer...