Tag Archives: Madcap

The Happiest Day of My Life

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Father took us to the fair today, and for the first time since Mum died, we felt truly happy. We rode on the Merry-go-round ten times. Father let us ride as much as we … Continue reading

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Second Chances

” Do you see the rainbow?” I asked her. “Of course,” she replied, “It’s bright, vibrant and beautiful.” “And do you see the other rainbow, the one to its right?” I asked. “If I try hard enough, yes,” she replied. … Continue reading

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The Legendary Rivals

It was impossible to find two other friends who were as close as Karan and Guddu. You don’t have to take my word for it. Their parents said so. Their siblings said so. Their other friends said so. Their relatives … Continue reading

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The Scoop

Jimmy excitedly picked up the newspaper fresh from the press, ink still wet and smudgy. But he didn’t care. He eyes were transfixed on the front page photograph that would save his career. His name had been on the list … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Photo Copyright: Victor & Sarah Potter I woke up with a start to find myself still in the cave, but surrounded by bright lights, and holding them… giants…lots of giants. Even in my befuddled state, I tried to look for … Continue reading

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The Magic Beans

  Jack looked at the tree with a look of pure, unadulterated joy on his face. It looked magical. “Sell me the cow,” the old man had told him yesterday, “in exchange for these three magic beans.” Obviously, Jack had … Continue reading

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How I Saved the World

I was standing quietly at the edge of the forest, holding a ‘borrowed’ glass of stolen scotch in one hand, and a cigarette in the other.  Suddenly, I heard a loud rustling sound. Fearing that it was my Dad, come … Continue reading

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The Last Bastion

The town looked dead, as everyone had gathered in the castle to celebrate our victory. The war between zombies and humans had been going on for decades. The entire planet was under the rule of zombies, except Copper Country, which … Continue reading

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True Love

It had taken him a long time, he had journeyed across three continents over 10 years in his quest, but now, finally, his search had come to an end. He had found her, and he would never let her go. … Continue reading

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The Scientific Renaissance

Photo Prompt courtesy Roger Bultot. “Your theory is filled with huge holes.” “That’s not possible Sir.” “Nonsense! Look at this weather balloon. It had these big holes, so it fell down from the sky.” “Yes Sir.” “Similarly, if the Ozone … Continue reading

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