Category Archives: story

About the size of an egg timer…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a seagull swooping onto a discarded Big Mac. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse me…’ ‘Yes?’ ‘You seem to have been surreptitiously staring at me, for the last ten minutes.’ ‘Oh, … Continue reading

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Slow queue this, isn’t it?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and James Dean trying on leather jackets outside a used clothing store near the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles in 1954. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse … Continue reading

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Crazy times in ancient Egypt…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: exuberant, synoptistic, extrinsic, braccate, haptotropic, woolly, and ornery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Several years ago when I was designing and building theatre scenery for a living, I had to do some stuff for a … Continue reading

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Crush in the rain and wind…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sounds are those of near bees and distant lawnmowers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had an email this morning from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with … Continue reading

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Both hands clasped the knife wrist…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: sebesten, seacunny, sealyham, sebum, seannachie, sebaptist, and hendecasyllable. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The Professor has … Continue reading

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Veronica and the buff folders…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: crusty, bumptious, cloying, operose, stylopised, and fusty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I received a postcard in an envelope this morning; it had a US stamp on it. It was from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg on Mammoth Day morning…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s rattlesnake is the one that plays percussion in a salsa band. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ah, Ugg.’ ‘Oh, hello Lugg.’ ‘Ugg…’ ‘Yes?’ ‘Are you feeling alright?’ ‘Yes, Lugg, why do you ask?’ ‘Well, the sun is hardly over … Continue reading

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