Category Archives: Humour

New Kits on the Block…

I’m sitting there reading, curled up with a book, When all hell broke out, so I shot up to look… The small dog was barking at some dark intruder… Assessing the villain, I quickly subdued her. We have a new … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Reviews – #Romance P.C. Zick, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Doglovers Sue Vincent

Reblogged with thanks to Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord for including the Small Dog’s book in her line up…and to author Anita Dawes for a wonderful review of Doggerel: Welcome to the mid-week edition of the Cafe and Bookstore, with recent … Continue reading

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Close shave…

My son went to the barber’s shop To tend his hair and beard, For both were getting far too long And needed to be sheared. The barber comes from Turkey Where they do a thorough shave, With towels, hot and … Continue reading

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But ‘n’ Ben…

Gauche… Gangly… Currently scrofulous… Bark Jaw-Dark contemplated the pork pie he had recently fished from the depths of the jacket pocket of his un-pressed suit and placed it whole in his mouth. “Hey, Jordache!” “Jaw-Dark,” spluttered Bark through the pork … Continue reading

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Terms of Endearment

I have had many nicknames over the years, from the inevitable adolescent reflections on my anatomy, an avenue we will not explore here thank-you-very-much, to the classically inspired… and just about everything in between.  Most have had a literary inspiration, … Continue reading

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The Small Dog gets muddy…

There’s muddy pawprints everywhere Because of all the flooding… In spite of doing all I can I’m always traipsing mud in. * She says I’m more important Than her rug or reputation… I’m glad of that assurance Given all the … Continue reading

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10 Things for which the Indie Author is grateful

There are a good many things Indie writers and publishers have to be grateful for. Things we seem to have in common…apart, of course, from the abject poverty of living in unheated garrets whilst suffering for our art. (Look, we … Continue reading

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Three wishes

“Dear Sir, I wish to make complaint These fairy tales are very quaint, And doubtless teach a thing or two (The old ones better than the new) But I had worked a thousand years With wishes ringing in my ears, … Continue reading

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…And the Green Man

* …If Tee’s study was the hub of intelligence, then Miss Hunnyfludd’s office, which comprised no more than a hastily compromised ante-chamber to its plush superior, was the heart… Thomas Welch was currently making himself at home in the heart … Continue reading

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Herald of Spring…

The first slug of spring slithered in through the door And left me a silvery trail on the floor, A creature I’d normally count as a pest, Whether inside or out, such an unwelcome guest… * But the first slug … Continue reading

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