The Canteen Mystery
Cool Living
Definitely not Brahms
Throwaway Lines
My Grandfather
Trimming a Eucalypt
Rivers I have known
Friday 13th
Night Visitor
Plain Song
My new career
Daisy - a love sonnet
Wetland Survival
...yes, it's in the eye...
Fear of Forests
Cup Day Chat
Winds of Change
Hating the Wind

List of 2008 stories

Throwaway Lines

I never throw anything away!
What? Never?
Well, hardly ever!

Kitchen cupboards hoard jars of jams and jelly and ginger and the pantry stores packets of palatable pleasures, and baked beans, bully beef and Bovril.

It sounds wonderful, except that these items are all beyond their "use by" date, way beyond, way way beyond, like 10 years or more. Why didn't I eat them? Well, I always intended eating them, of course, sometime, like tomorrow, or in a day or two, whenever; but one of those days, in the not-too-distant future, after I had finished off the leftovers in the fridge.

Somehow, though, I just never got around to dishing up those delightful delicacies. Time caught up and left them and me behind. Now, when I read the names on some of those long-abandoned or superseded products they bring back memories. I never had the heart to throw them out.

But that is all going to change. At last, I am going to get rid of them. In fact, I intend doing so as soon as I can find a spare moment, like tomorrow, or in a day or two, whenever; but one of these days, in the not-too-distant future, they're gonna go!

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