Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 37 (28-10) 08:25

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 37 (28-10) 08:25

711 Broken Dreams
712 Time to Leave
713 Not crazy about electricity 
714 Gallipoli
715 Black Rain
716 Various Lost Voices

717 The Friends of Eddie
718 Fresh out of the wrapper
719 Cardiac Arrest
720 A Thin Red Line
721 The Scramble for Africa
722 The A-Z of Infinity

723 Watching Friends
724 A red wedding dress
725 An introduction to logic
726 Nuns, Priests, Saints
727 The Gift of Rain
728 Like a whole other world

729 Lawrence of Arabia
730 Letters from the Arctic
731 This is my dress
733 Hold my hand
734 Kings & Queens

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 34 (25-10) 08:20

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 34 (25-10) 08:20

 787 After much thought, I did this day, make known
788 Stepping from the gate and into Sarah's arms
789 The road uphill, the scenery spectacular
790 It is true that she also scribbles in secret
791 A scene which is calculated to cause alarm
792 A negro boy called Kirk

793 Many there are who would disprove of such entry-making
794 Hyde Park, echoing with the sound of soldiers' boots
795 The loud huzzahs of these Sons of Africa
796 It is possible to not think about women
797 A rise fashion these days, among the high-born
798 The judge set the boy free for want of evidence

799 I went for a walk, feeling lonely 
800 Gerald says I shouldn't eat so much bread
801 The bible verses she reads
802 The Regent of Iraq and his Minister of Defence
803 Depressing, gay, tormenting, delightful, silly and sensible
804 Or break my fast, then wind yarn for my mother

805 'Tis a noble thing to keep the diary
806 The avenue is alive with desire
807 A second's flicker of a match
808 The police wait, hoping for trouble
809 Drinking bad martinis with vacuous girlfriends
810 The viands she consumes

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 33 (24-10) 08:22

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 33 (24-10) 08:22

 773 Near Reilly's Tavern
774 Easy to draw but hard to earn
775 A baby's funeral following
776 Bales of cotton and chests of tea
777 Warehouses, business establishments
778 A wall covered in pin-up girls

779 Cheese sandwiches and sweet tea
780 War maps, buttonholes, maps &c
781 A small light above the piano
782 9/10 of the boys prostituting are in no way homosexual
783 Three Armenians came to the show
784 It pays for their day-time mistresses

785 God above and human baseness below
786 Bacon factors, coffee roasters, merchants
787 Wax faces entirely without expression
788 Bottled bath-water
789 A picture of Oscar Wilde
780 I wonder what they made of it all

781 A dirty little bookshop off Fleet Street
782 Four guns, we dispatched 700 rabbits
783 The gulls above London Bridge, the stevedores below
784 Afterwards, solemn, they shook our hands and left
785 My parents are playing cards
786 A street stall selling popular literature

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 30 (15-10) 07:15

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 30 (15-10) 07:15

700 Gateway
701 Father says we should not speak
702 Without a friend until we meet
703 Nothing there but an eyeless lamb
704 Fine white palaces
705 A Sunday when we gave each other love

706 Only a portion of the items were removed
707 The East is Gone, the West is Gone
708 When there is no prompt
709 I was at no time given a written quotation
710 And I am at the centre, empty
711 I take the mornings easy

712 Nothing before me, nothing after this
714 A few larger, separate items
715 About railways, tunnels, journeys
716 Standard Procedure
717 Rivers jumping over mountains

718 When Africa and China met
719 I was visited by the husband of the now departed wife
720 The Sun at night
721 I was specifically told not to return
722 Spots
723 And like a tired traveler seeing home

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 29 (14-10) 07:28

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 29 (14-10) 07:28

676 Figs, Walnuts, Dates
677 It is time to rise, to dress
678 Addicted to Friends
679 Some has stolen my porridge 
680 Do not go gentle
681 Her VW Camper Van

682 Hamlet squeezed, then squeezed again
683 By the kitchen light leaked through
684 Sleeping in a chair
685 The dogs snuffling on the landing
686 Her alarm, Adagio With Strings
687 The One With All Ten Seasons!

688 Dropping Sizes
689 Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory!
690 Ebeneezer's Secret
691 I will just keep walking
692 Turn off the television
693 More books, more books, more books

694 Today I ache
695 Joey, Rachel, Monica, Ross, Chandler, Phoebe
696 Forty NINE!
697 I have been removed from your society
698 How heavy is the rain, how sharp the wind
699 An island somewhere

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 28 (13-10) 12:10

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 28 (13-10) 12:10

652 The men sleep in the snow
653 I am a soldier on the wall
654 Undergrowth
655 Write an ode or something
656 High drama on British Rail 
657 The slow lazy town

658 Leaves long since burned
659 Stalybridge Junction
660 Falling gently but still deadly
661 The sentence he should receive
662 I stuff animals. Sometimes they are dead
663 Tea at five in the morning

664 Where the Hell is Jenkins?
665 The sun between the trees
666 Tired.
667 His mouth was a slit, purple
668 A cup of kindness
669 No-Go

670 We kill the things we love
671 Baking bread
672 Burglar  
673 You were five and I was seven
674 Maybe a wee holiday
675 Gargantuan

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 27 (13-10) 08:00

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 27 (13-10) 08:00

628  And Generals selling poppies
629 Brownlee has fucked off.
630 Badgers
631 One day I will have asbestos huts named after me
632 Big horses, confused, shifting from foot to foot
633 They are at the gate

634 Five years have gone already, all those Junes, Julys
635 Beneath this bracken, weeds, there is an old path
636 Love does not run. It hides and mutates
637 The quiet glory of the largest sky
638 Let us commit treason, then
639 To stop by a brook and wait

640 Allegedly, this ugly pair, my ancestors
641 Write me an epitaph in Latin, pretend I was liked
642 "Fucked we had, and Pissed-Happy-Glad" (Direct quote)
643 Mirror, Mirror, on the Floor
644 The Dad's Dance of Love
645 Good to be walking with nowhere in particular to go

646 Fucking Hell! Maud, come out here for a minute!
647 You have the right kind of face
648 I talked last night to the dog
649 The keen lift of morning air
650 Black as a Banshee Bat
651 I can take our love so easy

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 25 (11-10) 07:38

Thatcham Era October Blast Prompts 25 (11-10) 07:38

575 Nobody had noticed the girl
576 I am from Aberystwyth, she is from Aberdare
577 The last get upon the sawdust
578 The fattest man she had ever seen
579 On the straw behind the astrologer's tent
580 I only heard this morning

581 The fair is finished
582 Toast
583 The sky will stand still, the sun turn black
584 How summer must have looked in Ireland
585 Found by the men from the caravans
586 I feel very frightened

587 I know he is murdered but I cannot believe it
588 We are all poorer now
589 The brave are better at happiness
590 Something so wicked, so vile, so dangerous
591 A place miraculously pretty
592  there are more frightened people than brave

593 Dead as white bones, quiet
594 The gardener sees the land the tree usurps
595 The sound of spit buglers
596 I wash in cold water
597 She does nothing now but knit
598 The nature of happiness

599 In a mud hut on a canvass cot
600 He dressed, left, and died
601 Lie still, be calm, suffer quietly
602 The uncertain corners of prayers
603 The town speaks
604 Tell her I feel abused