The Piano Shark Player.
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The Piano Shark Player.

At the end of the dinner party for musicians with obscure instruments, the guests took it in turns to wow their fellow eccentrics with presentations and demonstrations. ‘I have a zither!’ said one. ‘A loophonium!’ said another. ‘A boxstrop!’ ‘A theremin!’ ‘Ho-hum,’ said Montgomery Ficus, the most eccentric of the eccentrics, to each of these … Continue reading

Poems

In love.

Tummy flipping woozles, doozy, dippy as a giddy kid tripping over light beams, clouds; they’re all silvered today. Sky floating, I am with sunny fingers reaching in and strumming strings of heart-shaped harp in doof doof time: fly higher, skim blue air in a swoop – I’m brimming, bubbling, overflowing. Whizzbang super day it is! … Continue reading

April writing challenge: when a picture says a hundred, a thousand, or a hundred thousand words.
Exercises

April writing challenge: when a picture says a hundred, a thousand, or a hundred thousand words.

Years ago, I attended a de Bono DATT (Direct Attention Thinking Tools) course, hopeful for lateral ways to solve problems but without really knowing what to expect. As an exercise, we were given a comic-strip picture, with five minutes to speculate in writing about what it could mean. I was the only participant to use … Continue reading