Posted on January 21, 2014 by bigrab
Those who remember AnElephantCant and his poetry here, should take a wee visit over to his blog. He’s based in France now and that seems to have really accelerated his creativity. He does ‘flash fiction’ which is a story in 100 to 150 words.
This is one he wrote recently:
The weak winter sunlight creates vaguely coloured beams as it struggles through the stained glass window.
I sit with bowed head, hands clasped, the bottle of redemption held tightly between them.
I pray to a God I no longer believe in.
My mind drifts back …..
I see her crossing Sauchiehall Street, the pedestrianised section, and my heart lights up.
She is my best friend, my flatmate.
We are twin sisters, everyone says, look-alikes who share a soul.
I hurry after her, almost ready to call out, but she is walking with unusual purpose.
Then I see him, my Al, outside Henderson the Jeweller.
He smiles widely, happy to see her.
She throws her arms around his neck.
I walk into a large woman with an umbrella, who mutters something rude.
Regaining my balance, I see them disappear into the shop.
I approach carefully and peek through the window.
They are looking at rings.
I knew it.
I should never have trusted them, she is so pretty, and he is such a swine!
I go sadly home and prepare myself.
They arrive much later, barely able to conceal their excitement.
Until they drink the coffee.
The card in her dead hand says ‘Congratulations, Sis, you two make the perfect couple’.
The ring is inscribed with my name.
I abandon my prayer and raise the bottle to my lips.
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Posted on December 8, 2013 by bigrab
Can I just apologise to readers please? Friend and regular correspondent Glade Rover informs me of the horror of being confronted by some ad for Robbie Williams at the end of a recent post about Nelson Mandela.
I have no control over the ads that appear and I’m certainly not going to take the payment option to have them removed.
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Posted on November 18, 2013 by bigrab
The Loch Lomond Seaplane takes off at Duck Bay in July
I’ve missed the blog. Yesterday I wanted to link to an article I’d written some time ago and I couldn’t do it because I’d archived the whole thing by making it private. I therefore made it public again and thought I might give the whole thing another go. It might take off and fly or it may crash land – let’s see what happens.
The level of posting might not be so regular as previous but it’d be good if you could stop by occasionally and maybe leave a comment or two.
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Posted on November 17, 2013 by bigrab
I think I might return to this malarkey…..
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Posted on July 8, 2013 by bigrab
Yes ladies and gentlemen, all good things must come to an end.
I’ve enjoyed the experience but for a number of reasons have decided to hang up my keyboard.
Thank you for your attention and your comments over the years.
All things must pass.
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Posted on May 16, 2013 by bigrab
Aye, that’s how long I’ve been writing this drivel apparently……
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Posted on June 1, 2012 by bigrab
Sometime today this blog will receive its millionth ‘hit’ since I started it in January 2008.
With over 150 followers getting posts sent by email (I know it says 116 on the left there but the actual figure is higher) , the blog itself doesn’t get quite so many hits as it used to but I’m pleased that more than 350 visitors a day still look in.
I’m taking a wee break just now but should be back in a couple of days.
Thanks for visiting and if one of these daft wee flash things pops up saying that you’re the 1000,000th visitor and you’ve won an iPad, click on it.
You never know!
Edited to add:
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