#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #9 – Journey


This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long.

The idea is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.

There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.

I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.


#BlogFlash2012: #9 Journey


In July I read of a German man who has been driving around the world for 23 years and still has the same vehicle, Otto! The footage included photographs of him and his wife at various landmarks in America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

If money wasn’t an object I’ve often thought I’d love to just travel the world, spend a few weeks in each place and keep moving on. I’d want to go just about everywhere in this beautiful world of ours. It’s one of the reasons I write, to put characters on amazing journeys I’ll probably never have myself.




I doubt that there are many cats who enjoy a trip to the vets but our cat Kain is now so unruly on the journey that a taxi ride has become an impossibility. He will settle if you walk for twenty minutes to the vets with him in a carry box so, come rain or shine, this is now how we transport him. Poor Mr B. Kain is not a light cat and his carry box is pretty huge. After lugging the beast around today, I’ll bet his arm was aching. An hour – and $100 – later and we are told Kain is doing ‘quite’ well but there’s room for improvement. I guess we’ll be making that journey again in a couple of months… Anything for our boy!


Are there any candies that you just can’t stomach?

I am not a big fan of chocolate with mint or fruit flavoured fillings (see yesterday’s post on Peppermint Creams). And someone once brought me back some Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups from the US… well, the less said about that, the better!

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Donna Brown

Ever developing teacher and learner (online and offline!). Avid reader/audiobook listener, fan of podcasts, prone to the odd Netflix binge. Mum to six crazy and incredible rescue cats. Occasional writer of short stories and poetry.
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  1. But Dave, your qwriting is am amazing journey and all the travels you have had. there is plenty of time for more when the time is right. But what an amazing life; driving around the world . . . and in the same car . . well that's German engineering for you! x

    I love your cat Kain! What a character! He obviously loves the fresh air and the gentle 'sway' as you walk along. xxx

    1. I hope to travel again real soon. It would be amazing to see more of the world.

      Yes, remarkable man driving round the world for more than 20 years. He said his car has never broken down!

      I'd rather walk with Kain to the vets. He doesn't like being in the box but the speed and noise of a taxi just makes things worse for him. Glad Donna and I can make his journey as relaxing as possible.

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