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




April 2020


March 2020

February 2020

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


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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