Skywatch Friday 12th February 2016 Noosaville 5.14pm

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City Dwellers: Thursday Special

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One reason we chose to leave the city was because we had come to believe that your quality of life was the distance you could travel between traffic lights. For city dwellers in Hanoi the traffic was everyday. For me trying to cross the road it was taking your life in your hands. Shut your eyes and walk.

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In response to Paula’s colour challenge

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Things that Are Cold: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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In New Zealand’s South Island things were cold but for the most part we were warm in the helicopter. Getting out on the summit of Mt Cook (Aoraki) was cold but so exhilarating it was barely noticeable.

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It was noticeable however in Milford Sound. Grey, overcast and wet I froze. Even in bed with the room heated I had to sleep in long johns, sweaters and hat.

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But Milford Sound was nothing compared to Greenland in summer. A gale was blowing so we had to walk from the airport to the town across ice flows and fording streams. My shoes were not designed for this and were soon wet through and with the biting wind I froze.

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This is the only cold thing we are going to have here in Noosa. A glass of ice which melts quickly in our hot summer sun.

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In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Kings Beach: Wordless Wednesday

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Power Shifts: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“Time to leave Tristam.”  The barman cleared the glasses. “You’ve had enough.”

“Don’t tell me what to do. All day they’ve been at me. The bastards, they think they own me. Do this Tristam. Do that Tristam. Can’t just leave me to do my work.  Gimme another then I’ll go.”

“Come on Tristam. Don’t make me call the police. Go home. Dinner will be on the table. Muttering, Tristan staggered into the street and stumbled the short distance to his house.

“Gloria, I want my dinner?”

“It’ll be …..”

“Now! Here, at least, in my own house I’m the boss.”

In response to Charlie’s prompt where she asks:

February 3, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that explores the question, “What good is power?” Is it a story of empowerment, or a story of a dictator? Poke around power and go where the force takes you this week.

Respond by February 9, 2016 to be included in the weekly compilation. Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

 

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Old Oddity: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

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The Boreen Point Hotel has changed little since its inception at Gympie in the gold rush of the 1870s. Well perhaps they have put in new carpet.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge.

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Blue skies, White Beach: Silent Sunday

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