Still Alice, Sheffield Theatre

I have not seen the film or read the book, so did not have them to compare to. I knew it was about a lady, with early onset dementia. I imagine the book features some first person, so Alice voices what is in her head. In this play, there is an actress following the character of Alice who voices some of the thoughts in her head. This device was used sparingly. To some extent it needed to be, because the voice of her thoughts could not overlap, the other characters talking on stage. However, it did not give depth to her thoughts and reflect how complex someone’s thinking is.

The play was an hour and a half straight through, therefore limited time to develop characters and plot. It was a pleasant watch, but for me lacked poignancy.

A previous post about early onset dementia.

Winners #6wordstory prompt CHANGE

Well done to all of this week’s writers. I posted a new prompt yesterday.

Prompt CHANGE The winners

Sharing third:

Skin, Shredding.

What have I become?


Whoever said “blondes have fun” lied.


Penny change.


Penny spent miscarried. (Wonderwall 360)

Her spare coins saved a life.



One survived.

One died.

Mother cried.


Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/9/18

The song I have picked with reference to photo, is Local boy in the photogragh. A Stereophonics song I have loved for years. I saw the Stereophonics sing it at the end of my road in July as part of Tramlines festival in Sheffield.

It seems appropriate for this time of year as the UK starts to move into autumn 🍂. So far just a slight cool crispness in the air rather than the warmth of the sun a reminder that leaves 🍁 turning colour and falling from trees is just around the corner and 6 weeks until clocks go back.

Local Boy in the Photograph
There’s no mistake
I smell that smell
It’s that time of year again
I can taste the air
Clocks go back railway track
Something blocks the line again
And the train runs late for the first time
A pebble beach, we’re underneath a pier, just been painted red
Where I hear the news for the first time
And all the friends lay down the flowers
Sit on the banks and drink for hours
Talk of the way they saw him last
Local boy in the photograph
He’ll always be twenty three
Yet the train runs on and on
Past the place they found his clothing
There’s no mistake
I smell that smell
It’s that time of year again
I can taste the air
The clocks go back railway track
Something blocks the line again
And the train runs late for the first time
And all the friends lay down the flowers
Sit on the banks and drink for hours
Talk of the way they saw him last
Local boy in the photograph
Today, is gone away
Songwriters: Kelly Jones / Richard Mark Jones / Stuart Cable
Local Boy in the Photograph lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time

I was planning to catch up on all my listening and reading your posts last weekend, but you can’t always predict what’s going to happen. Needless to say, I started it, but didn’t finish it. Now I find myself even more behind. But, I will catch up! I always do.

I’m not so great about changing my profile pictures on social media. To be honest, I’m not a huge social media person, which is funny considering I have a blog. I decided to change one of my profile pictures the other day and realized that I don’t like any of my current pictures. I’m working on that, but for now, all my pictures are from four years ago. It’s still me, right?

This, of course, leads us right into our theme, so let’s just get right to it. Let’s put on our thinking caps, break out our playlists and get…

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My 6 word story for prompt: CHANGE

My story is based on change as in coins given as change when purchasing something. Specifically it is about about a lucky penny bringing good fortune when received in change. However, luck subsequently changing when the lucky penny is spent.

Penny change. Conceived. Penny spent. Miscarried.

See previous post to vote for this story or the other enteries.

In a CHANGE to the plan. Voting time for 6 word story.

In a slight change of plan, I have set up the poll for the 6 word story competition that Kirsty started last Saturday with PROMPT change. I provided a new word to base stories on earlier today.

There were so many stories and a broad spectrum of different changes. Check out the poll to see the stories. All are welcome to vote for 3 favourites up until 8pm Sunday 9th September.

Roll of honour

trE at

Sheryl at http://biaatlas.wordpress.

Keith at

The Dark Netizen

Peter’s Pondering




Kat Myrman

#6wordstory Saturday 8th September. Voting Thursday 9pm 13th – Friday 9pm 14th

Anyone who has been in the UK this week and has been on Facebook will have seen kids posing in uniforms returning or starting school.

The prompt is:


I also saw this tag about books in schools.

Schools in book tag

The books that I first think of when I think of schools in books are Enid Blyton Mallory towers.

See what you can come up with, and enter your six-word story in the comments below.

So how does it work?

1 Leave your story in the comments until Thursday 9.30pm GMT

2 Like, comment & engage with other authors

3 On Thursday, I publish a poll – and this is the important bit – don’t forget to come back and vote for your favourite!

4 Bask in glory if you’re a winner.

Never tried microfiction before?

Never fear, help is at hand. You can get a few more hints and tips about writing six word stories here.

Can I share my story?

Of course – in fact, please do! The more people who take part in this weekly challenge, the merrier. Tell your story and inspire others to have a go. Write a blog post, send me a pingback, share your six word story on social media or reblog this post to encourage your own followers to take part. There are various different hashtags floating round t’internet, so you can use any of these to reach a wider audience – #SixWordStoryChallenge #6words #sixwordstory #microfiction #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting. The most common one we’re using at the moment is #SixWordStoryChallenge, so linking up to that hashtag should help you connect with other participants.

How is the winner chosen?

I close entry to the Six Word Story Challenge on Thursday and open a poll which remains open for 24hrs. Anybody and everybody is invited to vote in this poll, the winner is the story with the most votes at 9pm on Friday. Simples!

Click through to this page to read the full rules of the challenge.

Good luck! Remember to share your entry on social media using the sharing buttons below! Let’s tell everyone about our challenge, the more the merrier! and don’t forget – use the hashtag#SixWordStoryChallenge.

August Summary

Glasgow gems 💎 Nelson columns, hottest Scottish curry ….Books

One Day

One Day footsteps from 15Jul1988 by David Nicholas

Bee books

Bee books: Tell it to the bees 🐝 and The History of Bees 🐝


Stanger in the house

Is it a new thriller trend to set you up for a twist that never come

Edinbugh Fringe

40+ theatre shows. Favourite of which was Mission her. Which was made even better by the cast being pleased to have been reviewed, sharing my post and buying me a drink. Consequently it is one of my most viewed posts of 2018.

Mission Her for anyone suffering with anxiety or supporting someone suffering with anxiety…. (Edinburgh Fringe Review)

Live recordings of two radio 2 shows featuring comedy and inmprovisation acts, live music and other guests Sara Cox; Simon Mayo / Jo Whiley.

Edinburgh Music 1

An improvisation show.

Edinburgh Fringe Improvisation

Several comedians.


Edinburgh Tattoo

Exhibitions at Summmerhall, City Art Gallery, National Gallery and Fruitmarket Gallery.

Plus so much more in Edinburgh and a visit to Glasgow.

Glasgow gems 💎 Nelson columns, hottest Scottish curry …

Glasgow Botanical Gardens


Day tour of Manchester wild in art bees.

Bees 🐝 in the city Manchester the Experience