Monthly Archives: September 2017


Thought for the Day 28 September, 2017

Thought for the Day 28 September 2017 My last few thoughts have been a bit heavy, so today I will take my own often offered advice and “lighten up”. I have been pondering, why it is that when I relax, my tummy just naturally takes up the “beer belly” look even after hours and hours of strenuous ABS workouts at the gym. It seems so unfair that the muscles don’t have any discipline when I […]


Flash Fiction 48 – Weddings

Hi everybody. On Sunday, my wife, Sandi, and I attended the wedding of the best friend on one of our daughters. It was a really lovely day and it was the inspiration for this week’s story. It is called Weddings. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please send a message via Contact Dave. […]


Thought for the Day 21 September, 2017

Thought for the Day 21 September 2017 Did you ever wonder about democracy? Here are some questions I’ve been asking. Is it a good system or not? Is South Africa really a democracy? If it is a good basic approach, are we implementing it properly? And the most important question of all is my thought for today. “If democracy really is the answer, are politicians the best people to implement it?” I hate sweeping generalizations […]


Flash Fiction 47 – Bodyless Heads

Hi everybody. My story, for this week, is a sequel to my previous story, called “Planet”, which was published via Flash Fiction Post 37 on 10th July 2017. You can access this story easily via my Archives page. Here is the sequel. It’s called Bodyless Heads. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please […]


Thought for the Day 14 September, 2017

Thought for the Day 14 September 2017 I woke up this morning with the word “profound” in my head. Where it came from I don’t know, but I took it as a sign that I should come up with something profound for my thought for today. Just to make sure I understood what this word means I looked it up. I got the following: ‘very great or intense’; ‘severe’; ‘showing great knowledge or insight’ and […]


Flash Fiction 46 – The Granny

Hi everybody. Here is the Flash Fiction story for this week. It’s called The Granny. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please send a message via Contact Dave. I’d really like to hear from you. The more you feedback to me, the better I will be able to provide the reading experiences you’d […]


Thought for the Day 7 September, 2017

Thought for the Day 7 September 2017 Politics is a dirty business. Cyril R. announces that he is a candidate for president of the ANC and his supporters cheer. His opponents do not take him on by debating his policies or his intelligence or his abilities or his successes. No – they immediately try to smear him by launching suggestions that he has had one (or more) affairs. Showing his character, he doesn’t run and […]


Flash Fiction 45 – The Doll’s House

Hi everybody. I have started researching for my next book. It’s called Pilgrim’s Rest and it is a crime thriller set in that village at the time of the gold rush there in 1873. I’ll keep you up to date on developments. Meanwhile, here is the Flash Fiction story for this week. It’s called The Dolls’ House. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any […]