These stories come from Bruce Goodman's daily blog. They are a continuation of his 1001 stories posted HERE!



December 2020

1 2015.
2 2016.
3 2017.
4 2018.
5 2019.
6 2020. The last story and my 71st birthday!
November 2020

1 1986. Pulling a few strings
2 1888. I can't think of everything at once
3 1987. The number of toffees
4 1988. Granny's gift
5 1989. Daughter memories
6 1990. Ha! Ha! Ha!
7 1991. Alien Class
8 1992. Things that quickly fade
9 1993. Body in the woodshed
10 1994. Magic mirror
11 1995. Snuffed in ignorance
12 1996. Poolside accident
13 1997. Hickory dickory dock
14 1998. Practical Felicity
15 1999. Rich kids
16 2000. The nicest you'll get
17 2001. Share and share alike
18 2002. No stone unturned
19 2003. The fortunes of Mavis
20 2004. Innocent of murder
21 2005. Ornamental argument
22 2006. Online business meeting
23 2007. What to do?
24 2008. Cruising the Universe
25 2009. Tortino di riso alla valdostana
26 2010. Happy Thanksgiving!
27 2011.
28 2012.
29 2013.
30 2014.


October 2020

1 1955. Daffodil order
2 1956. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt
3 1957. Class break
4 1958. Apple-Song and Acorn-Rain
5 1959. A finger in every pie
6 1960. A standing ovation
7 1961. An exclusive club
8 1962. Interplanetary Cultural Exchange
9 1963. Snap shot on Mars
10 1964. Technological wizardry
11 1965. Just down the corridor
12 1966. The whimsies of tourism
13 1967. Introduced species
14 1968. Planet of Flowers
15 1969. Nesting season
16 1970. Gadget man
17 1971. Oh sugar!
18 1972. Touch type
19 1973. Renovations
20 1974. Fallen off the edge
21 1975. Beach pebbles
22 1976. First class
23 1977. The way the wind blows
24 1978. Bedtime story
25 1979. The passing of a spouse
26 1980. Warm teapot
27 1981. A well-planned homicide
28 1982. Invisible aliens
29 1983. Bird of Paradise
30 1984. Honey, I never made it
31 1985. Haunted House Murder
September 2020

1 1925. Three minutes of fame
2 1926. Lockdown down
3 1927. Bon voyage
4 1928. Church flowers
5 1929. One never knows
6 1930. A brief (and silly) floral reflection
7 1931. A story with an illuminating moral
8 1932. Abhorrence for brassicas
9 1933. Two deaths on the one day
10 1934. Adventure desired
11 1935. Serial killer research
12 1936. Chop! Chop the head off!
13 1937. Ayleen bakes a cake for Rodney
14 1938. Water birth
15 1939. To die alphabetically
16 1940. How a little lake could hold such joy
17 1941. Helmut's special birthday
18 1942. Mousy Cameron’s cake
19 1943. A train to catch
20 1944. I didn't know
21 1945. The case of the mysterious proposal
22 1946. Tropical Plants Conservatory
23 1947. Seasonal Alphonso
24 1948. That was a close call
25 1949. A guilt trip
26 1950. Trans-species compensation
27 1951. Daylight saving
28 1952. On wicked witches and stepmothers
29 1953. Those space aliens
30 1954. Dismantling the chicken coop
August 2020

1 1894. Wild game
2 1895. Cruel names
3 1896. A compromising situation
4 1897. The maze
5 1898. The dead tree
6 1899. Digital poppies
7 1900. Cattlestop Theatre
8 1901. Some things don't change
9 1902. Elegy
10 1903. Vegan and non-vegan pies
11 1904. Marriage Enrichment Program
12 1905. Norton’s apparently useless invention
13 1906. The old shrub
14 1907. Breaking News
15 1908. Adriana, the pessimist
16 1909. Just dessert
17 1910. Grandfather Giuseppe
18 1911. How wonderful to be beautiful
19 1912. Woodland ghost
20 1913. Lovey
21 1914. The Aqueduct Plugger Award
22 1915. How to pick up guys
23 1916. Why don't you suck eggs?
24 1917. Tit-for-tat
25 1918. Some things count
26 1919. A gated community
27 1920. The fulfilment of a dream
28 1921. The floozy and the frump
29 1922. Walking the city walls
30 1923. My beautiful Bubble
31 1924. On talking to a telegraph pole
July 2020

1 1865. Early shopping
2 1866. The final meal
5 1867. The life of a grasshopper sucks
6 1868. Liberation
7 1869. Water tank winter walk
8 1870. Quotations and Announcement
9 1871. Good morning, Creative Writing Class
10 1872. Award 21.
11 1873. A sympathetic response
12 1874. Outside a thrush was singing
13 1875. The old woodshed
14 1876. Cosmos seed heads
15 1877. The time had come
16 1878. The opening sentence
17 1879. Really, really dumb
18 1880. No bucket list
19 1881. Cross that bridge
20 1882. Hovering space craft
21 1883. Garden tools
22 1884. How to succeed
23 1885. Kent's gabions
24 1886. A small tragedy
25 1887. The harmonious blacksmith
27 1889. A Mystery at Te Popo
28 1890. A spelling competition
29 1891. Only one miracle allowed
30 1892. Damp bath towels
31 1893. Daily shower
June 2020

1 1835. Don't overfeed pets
2 1836. Reap what you sow
3 1837. Mother Thrush's baby, Guzzle-Beak
4 1838. A handy tip
5 1839. The truth about fairies
6 1840. Census records
7 1841. Eustace's ducks
8 1842. A garden makeover
9 1843. Hearty food
10 1844. Boarding the train
11 1845. To find someone nice
12 1846. A sometimes over-sombre occasion
13 1847. It pays to check
14 1848. Selwyn’s oeuvre
15 1849. Midmorning coffee
16 1850. How I (usually) write a story
17 1851. Memory lapse
18 1852. After the long journey
19 1853. Goldfish pond murder
20 1854. Lone tree
21 1855. Fate deals the cards
22 1856. The fart cushion
23 1857. Magic mushrooms
24 1858. Jack the Giant Killer
25 1859. A page in history
26 1860. An obsession with porn
27 1861. Strange goings-on
28 1862. Large family
29 1863. Late winter
30 1864. An unsolved murder


May 2020

1 1805. Motherly advice
2 1806. Alleluia! the cat
4 1807. A long tall yarn
5 1808. Wax works
6 1809. Beautiful shoes
7 1810. Creative names
8 1811. The stamp of fame
9 1812. It's so rewarding
10 1813. It's all in the telling
11 1814. So talented!
12 1815. Cause for celebration
13 1816. The daily scenario
14 1817. A close shave
15 1818. A bird's-eye view
16 1819. The child prodigy
17 1820. People in glass houses
18 1821. Mine garden
19 1822. You're under arrest
20 1823. Adventure on the high seas
21 1824. Lockdown and the end of the golden weather
22 1825. Naming the child
23 1826. Knitting needling
24 1827. A dear husband's passing
25 1828. Who's the lucky fella?
26 1829. The birthday gift
27 1830. Poached salmon
28 1831. The invasion
29 1832. A spoonful of sugar
30 1833. The story of a little painting
31 1834. Kitchen spat
April 2020

1 1777. A pathetic disguise
2 1778. A wallow in luxury
3 1779. The days were drawing out
4 1780. Grandma Mother-in-law
5 1781. Cut off from the world
6 1782. Developing varieties of sweet pea
7 1783. Soup and toast
8 1784. House renovation
9 1785. Waiting. Knitting.
10 1786. Good Friday
11 1787. A phenomenal singing voice
12 1788. Noah
13 1789. Sasha's collection
14 1790. To catch a thief
15 1791. Trip of a life time
16 1792. The Gentle Redneck
18 1793. Tea
19 1794. Peeling potatoes
20 1795. Future classroom dialogue
21 1796. Chocolates for grandparents
22 1797. Funeral demands
23 1798. Wild berry expert
24 1799. A full set of teeth
25 1800. Military training
26 1801. A dollop of cream
27 1802. The raffle
28 1803. Box in the attic
30 1804. Hilarious
March 2020

1 1748. Glorious sunset!
2 1749. A symphonic desire
3 1750. Oh rats!
4 1751. Loss of Virtue
5 1752. A winning day
6 1753. Brindle Petal
7 1754. A-hunting we will go
8 1755. The spice of life
9 1756. Maureen's birthday celebration
10 1757. You're hired!
11 1758. The Sunny Nook Strangler
12 1759. My jigger
13 1760. Penny-farthing excursions
14 1761. Off the phone
15 1762. Alien infiltration
16 1763. Here comes the bride
17 1764. Giggling Gerties
18 1765. Thanks for the poetry
20 1766. Do not take this...
21 1767. Chopper tragedy
23 1768. Look out
24 1769. Wasting time
25 1770. That's how you do it
26 1771. Breakfast announcement
27 1772. A close encounter
28 1773. After the pandemic
29 1774. The Perfect Book Tag
30 1775. Life's not a bed of roses
31 1776. I enjoy being a billionaire
February 2020

1 1719. Bottoms up!
2 1720. Unhealthy food
3 1721. Funny old lady
4 1722. Sunflowers
5 1723. Roadside poppies
6 1724. Fate steps in
7 1725. Perambulators
8 1726. A lesson to us all
9 1727. Pamela makes a cake
10 1728. An ancient artefact
11 1729. Unwanted guests
12 1730. The plot continues
13 1731. It's still raining
14 1732. A not uncommon phenomenon
15 1733. A sally into the Trojan War
16 1734. A misplaced apostrophe
17 1735. Aunt Natalia wasn't a bad old stick
18 1736. The child can decide
19 1737. A funny story
20 1738. Calamitous culinary concoction
21 1739. The sound of music
22 1740. A tale of a transcriptionist
23 1741. Filling in her day
24 1742. A chiming tale
25 1743. Life on Earth
26 1744. Toast for breakfast
27 1745. Just like Granny used to make
28 1746. The kindness of strangers
29 1747. A running leap
January 2020

3 1701. Natural-born loser
4 1702. Exotic fossilization
5 1703. Battery hens
6 1704. Snip! Snip!
7 1705. Merry Philly
8 1706. The tales of two food bins
18 1707. A chef for the homeless
19 1708. The Oxford Comma
20 1709. Molly, the last of her kind
21 1710. God is watching
22 1711. Mirror, mirror
23 1712. High standards
24 1713. Lion tamer
25 1714. The incomprehensibility of tragedy
26 1715. Belinda solves a problem
27 1716. Marion hits the jackpot
30 1717. A good reason to go to church
31 1718. Something's brewing


December 2019

5 1682. Computer troubles
6 1683. Seventieth birthday toast
7 1684. The parson's sermon was short
8 1685. A wonderful Christmas gift
9 1686. A rose in name
10 1687. A seemingly insignificant event
11 1688. An inconvenient visitor
12 1689. Gadgetry
13 1690. Lovely little old lady
14 1691. Hershel’s busy month
15 1692. The Forgotten World Highway
16 1693. Huberta and Hubert
18 1694. Mum's not the word
19 1695. An unapologetic promotion
20 1696. Bumping into people
21 1697. The unbald prima donna
22 1698. The duel
23 1699. Let's talk turkey
24 1700. The hand we're dealt

November 2019

1 1664. You get what you pay for
2 1665. Harold the crocodile farmer
4 1666. Mrs Mallard Duck's fine clutch
15 1667. The worst of rats
16 1668. Hungry and destitute
17 1669. Crossing the river
18 1670. Skinny Maude
19 1671. Garden Progress Report
20 1672. Vicky's day
21 1673. Why some pronouns are proper
22 1674. The tale of a prosthetic leg
23 1675. Almost published!
24 1676. Requiring an element of purgation
25 1677. Stopping to recharge
26 1678. Fatty next door
27 1679. Breathless
28 1680. Forever grateful
29 1681. Felicity’s daughter’s fiancé

October 2019

1 1637. Rabbit stew
2 1638. A friendly encounter
3 1639. On the propagation of cyclamen
4 1640. Bananas
5 1641. A fishy story
6 1642. Rain! Rain! Rain!
8 1643. Foreign neighbours
9 1644. Clown loaches
10 1645. Half cut
11 1646. Gail's pets
12 1647. Spoiled brat
13 1648. Spray
14 1649. Timber!
16 1650. A vegetative state
18 1651. The dead wife
19 1652. Well there ya go
20 1653. Why did I answer the phone that morning?
21 1654. A secret revealed
22 1655. Shooting rabbits
23 1656. The faithful apple tree
24 1657. The man-eater
25 1658. Feral Coal
26 1659. Ouch!
27 1660. Bozo the professor
28 1661. Feet in the Shire
29 1662. A limp and a laundry
30 1663. A day too early
September 2019

1 1607. The colours of drinks
2 1608. Not the Breaking News
3 1609. All was right with the world
4 1610. Would you like a chip?
5 1611. Marvin’s darling Affenpinscher
6 1612. Pretty garden flowers
7 1613. A cat called Mopsie
8 1614. The computer game
9 1615. Garden measurements
10 1616. William's sister Joan
11 1617. Shake, rattle, and roll
12 1618. Reproductive toxicity
13 1619. Such a pretty garden!
14 1620. Love of horses
15 1621. A week camping
16 1622. A study in ennui
17 1623. The grocery list
18 1624. The pension
19 1625. Scuba honeymoon
20 1626. Wrecked
21 1627. Plummeting education
22 1628. Tatty blues
23 1629. Drop dead gorgeous
24 1630. Rum balls
25 1631. An unnecessary expense
26 1632. Predator control
27 1633. A salutary lesson
28 1634. I could get hooked
29 1635. A terrible fire
30 1636. Hard times
August 2019

2 1579. Rinse cycle
3 1580. The naked gardener
4 1581. Dopp kit, sponge bag, toilet bag
5 1582. On that note
6 1583. Dropped dead
7 1584. On a wet evening
8 1585. Survival
9 1586. In pursuit of happiness
10 1587. Rally around the flag
11 1588. Saplings
13 1589. Manageable portions
14 1590. Wasps and things
15 1591. A terrible conundrum
16 1592. How best to murder a spouse
17 1593. A bit of a romp
18 1594. I feel an interactive page coming on
19 1595. Weather report
20 1596. Astral arm waving
21 1597. Meditation on medication
22 1598. Doorstop
23 1599. Who's for croquet?
24 1600. Stream lines
25 1601. A flick of the switch
27 1602. Cosy slippers
28 1603. Lorraine tosses her bouquet
29 1604. Nanette's double cockup
30 1605. Franklyn's tiny tattoo
31 1606. Why be morbid?


July 2019

1 1551. He who catches none
2 1552. Everyone pardons the rain
3 1553. They shared a milkshake
4 1554. Road kindnesses
6 1555. She couldn't wait
7 1556. Memories
8 1557. Photos in sepia
9 1558. Separated twins
10 1559. Birds, bees, and butterflies
11 1560. Blind date
12 1561. Great-aunt Pretoria
13 1562. Knock! Knock! Knock!
14 1563. Wash that mouth out
16 1564. Embedded fossil
17 1565. Hitting the right note
18 1566. Cherry clafoutis
19 1567. Jury service
20 1568. Dangling carrot
21 1569. A birthday treat
22 1570. Acting the goat
23 1571. An organized proposal
24 1572. Zach and the mean stork
25 1573. Horribly nasty Meredith’s demise
26 1574. Steffie's fabulous oven
27 1575. Family photo album
28 1576. Stink bombs
30 1577. Clydesdale stallions
31 1578. Heather's blueberry muffins

June 2019

2 1524. Funeral arrangements
3 1525. A lucky strike
4 1526. A fairly sad funeral
5 1527. A visit to the butcher
6 1528. Weekly meeting of the Writers’ Club
7 1529. Monica's lucky escape
8 1530. What a relief!
9 1531. The closed door
10 1532. Walk to the window
11 1533. Inspiration
12 1534. Ballroom dancing
13 1535. Last word
14 1536. A real s.o.b.
15 1537. The trials of Andrea
16 1538. Lancelot Grope’s calling
18 1539. Please pass the condiments
19 1540. Things go better with Coke
21 1541. Things happen in threes
22 1542. Things are not what they seem
23 1543. Southern winter solstice
24 1544. Keeping a diary
25 1545. Wheat allergy
26 1546. Miranda’s tam-tam
27 1547. Book worm
28 1548. Peanut butter jar
29 1549. Down on one knee
30 1550. Where angels fear to tread

May 2019

3 1507. Granny Suzanne
4 1508. Beach nudity
8 1509. Hector's fastidious plan
9 1510. Savoury Muffins
10 1511. A story to advance cultural understanding
12 1512. Two blocks of cheese
13 1513. Prone to tragedy
15 1514. Life on an exoplanet
18 1515. A rocky patch
20 1516. A surprisingly happy conclusion to a stressful experience
21 1517. Is it Robbie's lucky day?
22 1518. Bloggeration
23 1519. Moderation in all things
25 1520. Something nice to read while having breakfast
26 1521. Stuck at the kitchen sink
28 1522. Secret Code
31 1523. Jack of All Trades

April 2019

16 1502. It happens in restaurants
24 1503. Pet food
25 1504. Prenuptial agreement
27 1505. Wedding anniversary
30 1506. Bernard's disorganized wife
December 2018

1 1484. Good grief
2 1485. Ned's old truck
3 1486. Cindy's lemon cheesecake
4 1487. Make hay while the sun shines
5 1488. Churchill’s radio broadcasts
6 1489. Sad but true
7 1490. When robots rule the world
8 1491. Blocked view
9 1492. An autobiography
10 1493. Mrs Rasmussen
11 1494. Punting on the river
12 1495. The colour pink
13 1496. Averill’s late husband’s wallet
14 1497. Honeymooners
15 1498. Hi Magdalen
16 1499. I'll take you there
17 1500. Reaching the pinnacle

March 2019

1 1501. The novelist next door
November 2018

1 1454. An utter waste of time
2 1455. The song of the skylarks
3 1456. The blue rose
4 1457. Poster in a church in France
5 1458. Squandavia
6 1459. A hair's breadth
7 1460. In form
8 1461. Sinus problem
9 1462. Wiggles
10 1463. A valuable lesson
11 1464. War families
12 1465. Skinks, lizards, and geckos
13 1466. Daredevil
14 1467. Lead pencils
15 1468. Jingle all the way
16 1469. Why should I have to suffer?
17 1470. Revenge of the mint
18 1471. Clay pigeon shooting
19 1472. A traditional fairy story
20 1473. Fat Ferdinand's fate
21 1474. Nibbles
22 1475. Bon appetit!
23 1476. Weeds and a cauliflower
24 1477. Selling up
25 1478. Sex in the classroom
26 1479. Catfight
27 1480. Pillow case
28 1481. Late Uncle Vegetarian Dumpling
29 1482. The Peripatetic Muse
30 1483. A reflection on a pair of wood pigeons


October 2018

1 1423. A mark on the chest
2 1424. Dialogue
3 1425. Research
4 1426. Shipping Report 1881
5 1427. Astral music
6 1428. Grumpy Earl
7 1429. Jumpy Mick
8 1430. Frumpy Gabriella
9 1431. From start to finish
10 1432. Rampant teens
11 1433. Terrified silly
12 1434. Deducted redaction
13 1435. Demise of a film star
14 1436. Spies
15 1437. Naming the baby
16 1438. Grape harvest
17 1439. An engagement party
18 1440. Reincarnated
19 1441. He's still there
20 1442. Ice cream weather
21 1443. Peach stones
22 1444. Egbert checks the mail
23 1445. Graceful horses
24 1446. Just in case
25 1447. The engagement photo
26 1448. I don't believe in ghosts
27 1449. Dried herbs
28 1450. The wedding's off
29 1451. Burning off the fat
30 1452. Truly blessed
31 1453. The last scream
September 2018

1 1393. Nothing to get
2 1394. Winner of a car
3 1395. A spectacular lunar discovery
4 1396. The good old days
5 1397. Class preparation
6 1398. Noah Triplebottom’s pet alligator
7 1399. Seasonal felicity
8 1400. Spring Equinox
9 1401. The ancient Egyptian necklace
10 1402. A disappointment
11 1403. A decent education
12 1404. Sausages
13 1405. Cold water
14 1406. Firewood
15 1407. Fate in a flash!
16 1408. The best-laid plans
17 1409. Going! Going! Wait!
18 1410. In which Constantia buries her husband and buys a hat
19 1411. Home with a sexy brunette
20 1412. Leslie’s schizophrenia
21 1413. Fifth marriage
22 1414. God saith
23 1415. Humdrumery
24 1416. Horrible weasel
25 1417. Into perspective
26 1418. Amputation
27 1419. Welcome!
28 1420. The proposal
29 1421. Memorable and happy day
30 1422. Quite frankly, I’m sick of it
August 2018

1 1362. Flora's foul mood
2 1363. Mary's foul mood
3 1364. Stella's foul mood
4 1365. Glenda's foul mood
5 1366. Thank you, darling
6 1367. Itsy Bitsy Spider
7 1368. A true story
8 1369. Seed Catalogue
9 1370. Science friction
10 1371. Undercover
11 1372. Famous cat
12 1373. So many choices
13 1374. A modern marvel
14 1375. The end
15 1376. Big jump
16 1377. No hot dog
17 1378. On hearing the news
18 1379. Batman to the rescue
19 1380. Traffic premonition
20 1381. Poor pawpaw
21 1382. Saintly devotion
22 1383. Accident
23 1384. A get-rich-quick scheme
24 1385. Sunday afternoon snooze
25 1386. Groceries for dinner
26 1387. At the ready
27 1388. A multifarious conundrum
28 1389. The beggar's gift
29 1390. Bull's eye
30 1391. Horizon clouds
31 1392. The ship sets sail!
July 2018

2 1338. Fat lady in turnstile
3 1339. A younger wrist
5 1340. Such is the expanse
6 1341. Waiter!
7 1342. Lost trust
9 1343. Very much alive
10 1344. The Grim Reaper
12 1345. The downs of childhood
13 1346. In God we trust
14 1347. Ride into town
16 1348. Crackers
17 1349. Seventieth birthday
19 1350. Back to square one
20 1351. It pays
21 1352. Painted toenails
23 1353. Election year
24 1354. Errol's busy day
25 1355. Noreen's secret
26 1356. Classic Studebaker
27 1357. Ironing a few things out
28 1358. Nothing ventured, nothing gained
29 1359. Life's aim
30 1360. An ecological suggestion
31 1361. Tinted windows
June 2018

2 1317. An umbrella saga
3 1318. Diary of a model
4 1319. An elephantine love affair
5 1320. Every dog has its day
7 1321. To reach a certain age
9 1322. Condolences
10 1323. Emmeline’s lazy morning
11 1324. Frederick's tango
12 1325. Decisions decisions
14 1326. A handsome prince or two
16 1327. Potatoes
17 1328. Which is which
18 1329. The sound of silence
19 1330. Rats!
21 1331. Deep in discussion
23 1332. National icon
24 1333. Serendipity
25 1334. A dribbling shower
26 1335. Seller of parakeets
28 1336. A puff of smoke
30 1337. Home remedies


May 2018

3 1296. Panel one of a tragic triptych
4 1297. Panel two of a tragic triptych
5 1298. Panel three of a tragic triptych
6 1299. A panoramic view
7 1300. A feast to celebrate!
10 1301. Don't judge a book by its cover
11 1302. The daily ritual
12 1303. Jolly heck
13 1304. Harold the goldfish
14 1305. Socks and Y-fronts
17 1306. Things to sort through
18 1307. Copyright copycat
19 1308. In a cottage near the sea
20 1309. Nature Study
21 1310. Sage advice
24 1311. Mountain track
25 1312. A rustic education
26 1313. Unlucky 13
27 1314. The black of grief
28 1315. Tidy Mrs Connolly
31 1316. Murdered wives
April 2018

1 1275. Eruption
3 1276. Dinner party chatter
5 1277. Chimes and charm
6 1278. Yes, Sir
7 1279. Brown eggs
8 1280. Cemetery saunter
10 1281. Fit as a fiddle
12 1282. Kitty's obsession
13 1283. Derven’s pet guinea pig, Howard
14 1284. Knut's penguins
15 1285. Taking the piss
17 1286. Nice portraits of mice
19 1287. Yet another joyful story
20 1288. Half a cattle beast
21 1289. Snob
22 1290. Melissa's pet python
24 1291. Potato blight
26 1292. Life on the little farm
27 1293. Mimi the mimic
28 1294. Offensive food
29 1295. Very grave
March 2018

2 1253. The Pickled Oyster
3 1254. Vlad's vodka
4 1255. Annual drought relief
5 1256. Weather
6 1257. Next year
9 1258. The grass verge
10 1259. An insidious thing
11 1260. Creative poetry writing
12 1261. Terminal
13 1262. Name change
16 1263. Corectly speled
17 1264. We are not a-meow-ed
18 1265. Jack and the Beanstalk
19 1266. My greatest achievement (thus far)
20 1267. Sleeping Beauty
23 1268. How right she was
24 1269. Don't bother waking me
25 1270. A lonesome birthday
26 1271. Dirty dishes
27 1272. Mad as a meat axe
30 1273. Tit birds
31 1274. Grumpy Joy
February 2018

2 1233. Distance romance
3 1234. Admonition
4 1235. Organ donor
5 1236. Goldilocks the Prowler
6 1237. To church!
9 1238. Sunset
10 1239. Two front teeth
11 1240. Train travel
12 1241. Spoilt rotten
13 1242. Same old same old
16 1243. What?
17 1244. The last word
18 1245. Resurrected extinctions
19 1246. Oh God! No one knows who I was
20 1247. You are almost
23 1248. Toot! Toot!
24 1249. Unsterilized syringes
25 1250. No promotion
26 1251. International stardom
27 1252. The letter Q
January 2018

1 1211. The sun had gone over the yardarm
2 1212. Shannon was pregnant
4 1213. Merran’s little Shih Tzu
5 1214. Bernice had twins
6 1215. Nematodes
7 1216. No sense of humour
9 1217. About my photo
11 1218. Fly from the nest
12 1219. Candles and husbands
13 1220. Happy family
14 1221. Rung up
16 1222. Flora played the piano
18 1223. Death of a martyr
19 1224. Testosterone
20 1225. The misfortune of Fluffy Balls
21 1226. Gored by bull
23 1227. Party party party
25 1228. Lucky to be alive
26 1229. Paranoia overcome
27 1230. A lifetime ambition
28 1231. Don't you dare
30 1232. A modern day Dear John letter


December 2017

2 1189. Answering service
3 1190. What?
4 1191. Three sons
5 1192. The Bubal Hartebeest
7 1193. Hell and back
9 1194. Pub corner
10 1195. Fat man's widow
11 1196. Planet Unisex
12 1197. The artist's model
14 1198. Saving
16 1199. Garden trolley
17 1200. 1200th
18 1201. Priceless
19 1202. Love at first sight
21 1203. Good for everything is good for nothing
23 1204. Saint Nicholas
24 1205. Humbug!
25 1206. It was Christmas Day!
26 1207. An unexpected Christmas gift
28 1208. To expostulate fortissimo
30 1209. Eternal youth
31 1210. Waiting for midnight
November 2017

3 1169. A pretty dismal affair
4 1170. An update to the calendar
5 1171. Check things before
6 1172. Presumably nit free
7 1173. A death rattle
10 1174. Timed to perfection
11 1175. Waste not, want not
12 1176. Government memo
13 1177. Little Boy Blue
14 1178. Healthy die-t
17 1179. The clink of bottles
18 1180. The case of the missing...
19 1181. Playing chicken
20 1182. A load of crepe
23 1183. A day to celebrate!
24 1184. Noble Pries for Littering
25 1185. A clever trick
26 1186. Boiled chicken
27 1187. Clean and green
28 1188. In hot water
October 2017

2 1147. Happy birthday darling
3 1148. Obituaries
5 1149. Some aliens are never satisfied
6 1150. A botanical saunter
7 1151. Out to lunch
9 1152. Romance reader
10 1153. Who's the suspect?
12 1154. So closed-minded
13 1155. Job interview
14 1156. Free phone
16 1157. Finbarr's novel
17 1158. Roll Over Shakespeare
19 1159. Charity in all things
20 1160. No nonsense
21 1161. Dreams of being a vet
23 1162. Bear warning
24 1163. Shakespeare, Milton, Keats are dead
26 1164. An alien relic
27 1165. Grinding
28 1166. Worries
30 1167. Burning bus
31 1168. Cheese goes with anything
September 2017

2 1126. The editing button
3 1127. Tea lady
4 1128. Morning rumination
5 1129. True recognition at last!
7 1130. The route home
9 1131. Good reason for a barbeque
10 1132. A white rose
11 1133. Pronouns-ment
12 1134. A prickly pruning
14 1135. Hi Blogging-Boo-Boo-Blondie
16 1136. Spicing things up
17 1137. Know-all
18 1138. Whalewhotamus
19 1139. A brilliant tax plan
21 1140. International purchase
23 1141. Collecting for the Sallies
24 1142. The local bore
25 1143. Visions of murder
26 1144. Porn in tent
28 1145. Origami night classes
30 1146. Sad triangles
August 2017

3 1105. At a pinch
4 1106. Stock cars
5 1107. Murder
6 1108. Something to bleat about
7 1109. Lorna
10 1110. Money for the Missions
11 1111. A gidday and a cheerio
12 1112. Stone Age mealtime conversation
13 1113. News from Hickton-in-Sticks
14 1114. The short way home
17 1115. Every dog has its day
18 1116. Big Bad Wolf
19 1117. Flat Earth Society
20 1118. Noreen's brainwave
21 1119. An astronomical migration
24 1120. New horizons
25 1121. A piece of polythene pipe
26 1122. Alien classics
27 1123. Being followed
28 1124. Something dear
31 1125. A few tricks up his sleeve


July 2017

1 1080. Apple tree
2 1081. Lost the will
3 1082. Jack and Jill my foot
4 1083. Pie in the sky
5 1084. Buttercups and daisies
6 1085. Dog neighbours
7 1086. Justice is served
8 1087. Leaving home
9 1088. Woman in the park
10 1089. Cultural clash
11 1090. Sign of the times
13 1091. Fat lady on the beach
14 1092. Bastille Day
16 1093. Rules are for breaking
17 1094. Warning label
18 1095. Family arguments
20 1096. Danger of explosion
21 1097. A long bus trip
23 1098. Neighbourhood watch
24 1099. The elephant
25 1100. Married and counting
27 1101. Money talks
28 1102. On the blink
30 1103. Foreign food
31 1104. A turning
June 2017

1 1050. Natural stubbornality
2 1051. The happiness of predictability
3 1052. Tears from onions
4 1053. Microchipped
5 1054. I can't begin to tell you
6 1055. Next door television
7 1056. Cock-a-doodle-do
8 1057. A precious thing
9 1058. Desmond plays the piano
10 1059. An ironic touch of fate
11 1060. Church dance
12 1061. Teach her
13 1062. Naughton, the stable hand
14 1063. To aid arachnophobia
15 1064. To change a lightbulb
16 1065. Chelsea felt hounded
17 1066. Daily run
18 1067. Let's all make a card
19 1068. Text from boarding school
20 1069. A possible spectacle
21 1070. Swings and roundabouts
22 1071. An important meeting
23 1072. Lilies and cats
24 1073. Viewing one's past
25 1074. Low calorie sweetener
26 1075. A fishy story
27 1076. Ferris wheel ride
28 1077. What's the story?
29 1078. A happy ending for once
30 1079. Dreams come true
May 2017

2 1037. I won't be needing that
6 1038. In raptures
9 1039. A good reason to skip breakfast
22 1040. Dumbfounded
23 1041. Alice's finery
24 1042. Too young to get married
25 1043. Facial tissues
26 1044. The children's cat
27 1045. Ways and days of compassion
28 1046. Professor of Poetry
29 1047. The secret to longevity
30 1048. Oh! Lucky day!
31 1049. New word for the day
April 2017

2 1032. News flash
8 1033. That's because
14 1034. Dudley comes to stay
25 1035. Uncle Kemp
26 1036. The late Aunt Hilda
March 2017

13 1028. An improbable story with a facile slant, about a dog
19 1029. Fastidious Johnnie
25 1030. Welcome to my little dinner party
27 1031. Sickle


February 2017

9 1024. Joylene and Hermann
16 1025. See what I mean?
19 1026. Coffee mugs
27 1027. Early morning cup of tea
January 2017

3 1018. Mistletoe
4 1019. Death notice
9 1020. Denis the hacker
12 1021. How to win friends
18 1022. Kind Maureen
23 1023. A goose for Christmas
December 2016

12 1016. Emily's alien dinner party
27 1017. River walk
November 2016

1 1007. Laundering
2 1008. A dollar each way
3 1009. Liver
4 1010. Last rites
5 1011. Travel
6 1012. Mowing
7 1013. Top of the cliff
8 1014. One sunny day
13 1015. Pardon
October 2016

27 1002. Trash
28 1003. Garlic
29 1004. Across the road
30 1005. Dogs
31 1006. Halloween


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