Old Skool Brainteaser Answers

Answers to the original quiz are as follows: Letter to the Corinthians Answer: St Paul’s Longest reign  Answer: Victoria Anybody for tennis  Answer: Wimbledon Seven husband’s for  Answer: Seven Sisters In the hop’s county  Answer: Kentish Town New street for  Answer: Old Street Egg Shaped  Answer: Oval Pillar of stone  Answer: Monument Timber ashes  Answer:…

Old Skool Brainteasers

One of the things which has kept my friends and family sane in 2020 has been brainteasers and challenges. This one was recently found in a filofax and must be at least 10 years old. If you know where it came from let me know and I’ll credit it. So the following is a list…

Column Inches | @TheLitChallenge #LikeTheProse – Brief 1

Barbara Glass looked down at the empty sheet of paper. It seethed with promise, the way Barbara seethed with rage. The lilac glare, sun on the blank page, reflected in her patented purple spectacles. Anti-glare coating be damned, Barbara thought. Not worth the extra charge at the opticians. But now was not the tie to…

Trying On

I find myself trying on for size All the lives I never had Discarding fame or motherhood here Laying artistry or isolation there On the pile On the bed Draping the loss of the never-known Over chairs and on the door Past loves are examined then stacked in a corner Next to the no’s and…

#29PlaysLater Brief 13 | Dolly. III

Day. The aisle of a toy shop. On every shelf taking up the whole aisle are boxes upon boxes of identical Dollies.   Chaz and Makka are pricing up the final few Dollies. Both wear the store uniforms and badges. Both badges have undergone some revision with names crossed out and handwritten ‘Chaz’ or ‘Makka’…

#29PlaysLater Brief 12 | Dolly. II

Day. A large suburban garden.   It’s set up for a children’s birthday party.   The sound of children playing in the background.   A table with a large pile of presents, and a huge birthday cake with a knife, ready to be cut.   Edna, an elegantly ageing woman in a twinset and pearls…