NaNoWriMo – Day 7

Day 7 has come and I'm done my stint for the day. Not as much as I would have liked. But this fictional stuff is hard. It's not like the stream of unconsciousness crap I usually churn out on this blog. That comes from a unlatched brain. I can usually churn out 1500 words in about 20 minutes of writing. You know, with tangential thoughts, Digression Alerts et al. You do know, right, this isn't your first…

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NaNoWriMo – Day 1

Well, we're off! #NaNoWriMo2019 #Imwriting Here is today's progress report. Heavy going! I took the 200 odd words I had laying around from a story I tentatively titled "Hey! I'm dying here!" and worked it up to the end of Act I. I see all stories as Acts of a play. In fact, this particular story, I believe could easily be put on stage. It has a static setting, limited number of characters and loads of dialogues. I just…

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NaNoWriMo – 0

Well, November is almost here. This means that NaNoWriMo is almost here. November is the month designated National Novel Writing Month. A purely voluntary challenge to onseself. Write down 50,000 words, at least, in the 30 days of the month. There is an online community to act as cheerleaders, mentors and unpaid team members. Last year, 2018, was the first time I attempted this. And thus, I put down 71,379 words of One Bluish Egg. Now, this…

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Punjabi in England – Planes, Trains, No Automobiles in London

I know you've probably forgotten everything I've written so far about this fateful tryst with destiny, the trip to London, England, fraught as it was with the aggregation of aggravations and the curious concatenation of circumstances that led to the very stormy emotions running through my sugar soaked veins. That was a longish sentence. This one is short. If you wish to read the England Chronicles so far, go ahead and try the links below The Romance…

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22 years an Immigrant

It's actually, 19 years a Canuck. But then, 22 rolls off the tongue smoothly and has so many possibilities. You can say two two twennytoo one score and two ( or 2) 2 times 10 plus 2 ( if mathematically inclined) Now then, what the hell am I talking about? I answer that question by asking you a question. "Have you read the following articles?" "Which ones", you ask, warily. "Oh just these. Here you are." The…

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Punjabi in Paris – Loitering around the Loire Valley

Day 8 Day 8 of the French Campaign saw us leave Paris and explore the land beyond the city borders; specifically, the Loire Valley. The Loire river (riviere, if French), rises in the south and flows through Orleans; the real, old one, not the new one in America. You know, the one where the famous Maid came from. The Joan who didn't know how to spell and thus spelled it Jean. That one. Once it arrive, the…

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My interview

The good folks at Pens, Paws and Claws decided they should run an interview. They scouted around for a suitable candidate and, lo and behold, they found me! Thus, hence, ergo, therefore and so, my answers to the questions they posed now appear on the blog - Pens, Paws and Claws. I must say this was quite an experience. I've never been interviewed before. Other than about 8 million job interviews, 7.995 million of which I successfully…

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Kanji

Introduction This is a recipe. A recipe that is natural. A natural cure for constipation. You're here at Sloword.com, so naturally, I have to give you a story to go with the recipe. It's in the nature of things here. Many, many moons ago, I was a young lad. As young lads do, especially in the epoch in which I lived ( as a young lad ), I lived with my mother. < Digression Alert #1: Did you…

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The Menace of the Bendy Arm Brigade

By LeggieLefty Way back in time, at the turn of the last century, Jim Phillips single handedly started the first crusade against the Bendy Arm Brigade. This group of bowlers was breaking the rules by bending their arms at the elbow when bowling. Phillips, himself a medium-pacer with 355 First Class wickets at an average of 20, definitely knew a thing or two about bowling. As a fearless umpire, though, he is credited with stamping out a…

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