A rehash of the past has become my future


The sweat of ages storing wisdom in their handles…


An earthquake hit London!

A golden skull shining against a dark background — read to the end of the piece and it will all become clear!
(Photo by Luke Southern on Unsplash)


An enormous, fire-breathing dragon glows against the night sky.
An enormous, fire-breathing dragon glows against the night sky.
I’m this big and I breathe fire! (Photo by Thomas Despeyroux on Unsplash)

I looked down at the street and saw…


50 WORD MICROFICTION

Thrifty Words Challenge #15: Transformation

A delicious dessert of meringue topped with whipped cream and fruit. (This one has chocolate too —a step too far!)
Pavlova (Photo by Sergio Arze on Unsplash)


A figure drawn on a wall hangs beneath a heart, like a desperate man hanging from a balloon.
A figure drawn on a wall hangs beneath a heart, like a desperate man hanging from a balloon.
Hanging on for dear life, knowing it’s just hot air holding me up (Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash)

Thrifty Words Challenge #14: Fever


An old-fashioned engraving of ornately uniformed and mustached Baden soldiers with pointy helmets. Some also have plumes!
An old-fashioned engraving of ornately uniformed and mustached Baden soldiers with pointy helmets. Some also have plumes!
Members of the Political Unrest Suppression Specialist Yeomanry (Photo by British Library on Unsplash)

Thrifty Words Challenge #12: Pussy


50 WORD MICROFICTION

Thrifty Words Challenge #10: Special

A harnessed, blindfolded man kneels. A a woman pushes her high-heeled shoe into his back and holds his blindfold like reins.
Don’t order the ‘special’ — it’s not what you want… Or is it? (photo by coloringcuties on Pixabay)

Don’t order the ‘special’ here!

I’ll have the special.


Having consummated, all that was left was to consume. (Photo by Designecologist from Pexels)

Thrifty Words Challenge #9: Greed

Damian Clarke

I’m a writer and publisher working in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. I specialise in finance, technology, insurance, property, medicine and sustainability.

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