Tag: romance

Song Title Challenge #20: Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Time To Say Goodbye and was suggested by rainbowsofhappiness at a URL that doesn’t exist.  Seems he/she doesn’t want a shout-out for their blog.  He/she also didn’t specify who wrote the song, but I assume it’s the one recorded by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman and written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics).  I was given a genre, romance, but have decided to add a little Sci-Fi twist.

Time To Say Goodbye

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KokkieH Reviews Kinky Boots

We don’t watch television that much.  We don’t have satellite  (it’s just not worth the cost and we don’t have cable in SA) and the public broadcaster in South Africa is not worth watching most of the time (unless you really like soapies, infomercials local rip-offs of various reality shows and unscripted teen chat shows).  We pay our TV licence like good law-abiding citizens, but we don’t really get our money’s worth.  But sometimes the SABC surprises us with a worthwhile offering.

Kinky Boots movie poster
Source: IMDb

Last Friday was such an occasion.  The DVD we were watching was finished and I flicked through the three channels to see if maybe anything was on.  That’s how I came across Kinky Boots. Continue reading “KokkieH Reviews Kinky Boots

Song Title Challenge #12: Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles and the genre is Romance.  Thanks to Bumblepuppies for the suggestion.

(I might mention here that when it comes to reading I don’t touch Romance with a ten-foot pole, so feel free to point out the shortcomings of my piece and mock me relentlessly 😉  Also, you’ll notice I didn’t reference the title directly – usually I try to, but it didn’t work this time and I don’t force it.)

Walk Like An Egyptian

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On Marriage

Hands with wedding ringsThey say there are three rings in marriage:  the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.  Four years ago today the wife and I exchanged the second of these rings.  The third started much, much earlier, but that’s a post for another day.

I consider this an accomplishment for which we’ll welcome congratulations, as many people don’t even make it this far.  In most of the Western world it is known that between forty and sixty percent of marriages end in divorce.  I once read that a very high percentage (I cannot remember the exact figure) of these marriages that fail, fail within the first two years.  That tells me the wife and I have already beaten some considerable odds to get where we are today.

And it hasn’t been easy.  There have been days where neither of us have spoken a word to each other.  There have been days when I stood at our fourth-storey window, not admiring the view, but measuring the distance to the ground and calculating whether it is high enough for a lethal fall or whether I should try and lure her onto the roof.  I’m sure there have been days where both of us simply wanted to walk out.  But we didn’t, and for that I am extremely grateful. Continue reading “On Marriage”