Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Chest – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant deny it He looks forward to Al’s challenge He tries not to be rash As he gives it a bash And hopes he won’t cause too much damage I still remember that first voyage, must be thirty years ago … Continue reading

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Bells – the Līgo Haībun Challenge

AnElephantCant pretend to feel upbeat Perhaps it’s the dour Scottish weather To make himself feel brighter He writes something lighter Then heads off for a romp in the heather Time for the next Līgo Haībun Challenge . The chosen topic for … Continue reading

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AnElephant Socks it to ’em

AnElephantCant always wear matching socks He really is not that well organised But he is not miffed He gets them as a gift And each morning they bring a smile to his eyes It all begins on his 98th birthday … Continue reading

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Up in the Morning and out to School

AnElephantCant really stop laughing He goes back to school for a day He is all excited At being invited The kids want to hear what he has to say In a class of 30 7-year olds He is given a … Continue reading

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For Richer or Pooh-er

AnElephantCant say he’s certain If this question should be discussed with you Sometimes it‘s not good It may even be rude To ask where all the animals pooh We all know that the woods are a jungle Where the poor … Continue reading

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The Fence – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant believe it Another week has flown by He needs an idea For the Fictioneers So that he does not get left high and dry  Just write a 100 word story about this picture prompt. Okay, guys, looks like this … Continue reading

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The Same Difference

AnElephantCant understand what is different Everything appears to be just the same The same place the same time The same hopeless wee rhyme He plays the same rules and the same futile game AnElephantCant understand what is different He does … Continue reading

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Ducking and Diving gets an Eider Down

AnElephantCant understand duckies Though he thinks they’re remarkable birds A cute lady duck With aplomb and with pluck Shakes her tail and says much more than words Where there is a pair there is always a third duck Who is … Continue reading

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Sunlight – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant say he is happy About Alastair’s depressing snapshot He craves some sunshine Six months would be fine He must soon head for some place that’s hot Copyright Alastair Forbes Some days are just so depressing. Can hardly see a … Continue reading

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The Spy Who Shoved Me

AnElephantCant keep a secret He discovers Mrs Ellie is a spy Not double-oh seven She is more legs eleven AnElephant is happy that he is her guy She has long had a wee crush on Mr Connery But then again … Continue reading

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