Category Archives: #F4TFriday

SwirlingFire: Colour Me Stupid

Reading Time: 5 minutes   Colour Me Stupid The #F4TFriday prompt #111 asks for words to live by: “Not my circus, Not my (flying) Monkeys” For the most part, I don’t have many happy memories as they occurred either side of something unpleasant imprinted in my mind.  Sadly the good parts were blocked along with any unpleasantness. There are now some better… Read More »

[F4TFriday] Live Your Truth

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Let’s face it, the majority of the words we live by are given to us, with varying degrees of force, by people who want to control us, make us conform to their concepts of how we should live.  They are thrown at us all our lives, if we let them.

SwirlingFire: Light in the Dark

Reading Time: 6 minutes Content Advisory General references to rape and rape-play. NO details or descriptions.   Light in the Dark Do you acknowledge CNC/RAPE fantasy and DV/RAPE to be totally different ? CNC is seen as a “taboo” kink – mainly by those of us who don’t understand what it involves.  Far from any awkward ways of describing what is or… Read More »

SwirlingFire: Swirly’s Grand Day Out

Reading Time: 4 minutes Swirly’s Grand Day Out Born October 2016, a caged bird – released, broken, dull feathers, betraying a breath that was almost extinguished.  Parallel similarities to the mythical Phoenix. From flames comes death (you google it) to a pile of Ashes.  The time between fully destroyed and dormant, until tiny glowing embers caught on the wind, enough to repeat… Read More »

SwirlingFire: Selfie or Selfish

Reading Time: 5 minutes Selfie or Selfish Quick glimpses into people’s lives are fascinating.  I find myself zooming in on the background to gain a peek into personalities.  All I gain from this is that I have a remarkably messy bedroom and many of you have storage solutions that would put Marie Kondo to shame! Why do adults on Twitter social media… Read More »

[F4TFriday] Movies

Reading Time: 4 minutes This prompt is a bit outside my normal thought patterns.  First, the last movie I was interested enough to see in the cinema on its release was Close Encounter of the Third Kind (1977) – yes, it’s been 42 years since I’ve been in a cinema.  And, second, my general lack of interest in sex.  Or in the… Read More »

SwirlingFire: Crazy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Crazy It all started as a throw away comment with a giffage war in DM.  A private nickname.  The style in which it was presented was with good grace and was taken with good grace as, no doubt, I’d done or said something daft.  It happens a lot.  I get the silly giggles and do embarrassing stuff.  Too… Read More »

[F4TFriday] Was / Am I Crazy ?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Am I going crazy ? That wasn’t a totally silly question.  As I now know, melody has been there for a very long time although largely ignored.  The first time she grabbed control and wouldn’t let go was a scary mental episode to come to terms with. I know it’s not a coincidence that she did so a… Read More »

[F4TFriday] That Was Close !!

Reading Time: 4 minutes After recent events and posts it is worthwhile lightening up a little.  What I had in mind to write for this F4TFriday veered off in to an ugliness of spirit that had to be scrapped. Instead, I thought I would be more jovial and visit some of the close calls from my 20+ years of travelling.  International travel… Read More »

[F4TFriday] When I Grow Up

Reading Time: 3 minutes That’s a prompt phrase that either gets a serious polemic or used for a bit of fun. Ask me at about the youngest age I can remember and I’d have described something like this picture.  I wanted to grow up to be the maiden tied to the tracks.

[F4TFriday] Room 101

Reading Time: 4 minutes Orwell’s book is an oft mis-quoted book by people who have obviously never actually read it.  I must have first read it when I was about 13, one of the most frightening books I have ever read. I don’t recall the TV adaptation, nor the film with John Hurt, though I love Terry Gilliam’s Brazil which captures the… Read More »