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Thought for the Day 18 August 2018

Thought for the Day 18 August 2018 Last night I tried to watch some TV. After a bit of Currie Cup rugby, I got bored and started to channel hop. Up and down and side to side I went without finding a single thing that attracted any sort of interest so I switched the TV off and went off to find a book to read. So my thought today is: “Is TV content a load […]


Flash Fiction Post 87 – The New Gordian Knot

Morning all. This week’s story is a bit longer than a typical Flash Fiction story. It features my detective character, Fletcher, in a rather different case than those that have gone before. It came from another random thought that popped into my head. From nothing at all I thought of the term ‘Gordian knot’. I couldn’t even remember what it meant and had to look it up. Once I had been reminded it turned into […]


Flash Fiction Post 86 – Androm

Morning all. The serialized novel, “Forced Removal” reaches a milestone today. The abducted humans on ship one finally reach their destination in the Tau Ceti solar system – the planet Androm. Not surprisingly, therefore, this 21st installment is called Androm. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. What did you all think of my messages to government and my new thoughts? […]


Thought for the Day – 9 August 2018

Thought for the Day 9 August 2018 Happy National Women’s Day to all who qualify in this category. And, to the men out there, don’t think you can celebrate this day, talk up a storm about all the things that should be done about issues relating to women and then forget all about this until the same time next year. This leads me to my thought for today: “Public Holidays are a pain in the […]


Messages to Government Post 3 – Human Rights

Hello everyone. Here is my new article in the feature “Messages to Government”, I am, today, focusing on a topic which I believe is largely misrepresented and even misunderstood. At any rate it is a topic, which often attracts much discussion and argument. I don’t expect you to agree with my point of view, but I do expect that you think about it before rejecting it out of hand. It may make you think more […]


Thought for the Day – 2 August 2018

Thought for the Day 2 August 2018 My thought for today is a little random. I was thinking about land redistribution. I believe that it is the right thing to do at a moral level, but I think the idea of land redistribution involves a bigger question. That question is my random thought for today: “For what purpose will the land be used?” Why do I think this question is an important one? First of […]


Flash Fiction Post 85 – Life after Death

Morning all. This week I had a random idea that turned into a story. I’m not sure where it came from but I followed the urge. (And it was a challenge to see where it took me!)  I hope you enjoy it and that it will make you contemplate life’s mysteries. The story is called Life after Death. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog […]


Messages to Government Post 2 – Innovation

Howzit everyone. As a follow-up in my new feature “Messages to Government”, I am, today, focusing on a topic which I believe is critical for the continuing success of Humanity on earth. The article is called Innovation. Once again, I hope you find it interesting and thought provoking. If you do, please share it, and if you have contacts in Government send it to them as well. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction […]


Thought for the Day 24 July, 2018

Thought for the Day 24 July 2018 Welcome back to the thought for the day. Today my thought is really a bunch of thoughts in the form of questions so here goes. Why does the world have so many politicians, since a lot of them are ignorant, self-important, incompetent, useless and just a drain on their country’s resources? Why do politicians have bodyguards and blue-light brigades given question one? These things just add to the […]


Flash Fiction Post 84 – A Huge Breakthrough

Morning all. I’m pretty organized this week so I’m off to a flying start. Here’s installment 20 of “Forced Removal”. This installment is called, A Huge Breakthrough. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. What did you all think of my first message to government? Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie […]


Messages to Government Post 1 – An Approach to Housing Development

Morning all. As promised, today I’m launching my new feature “Messages to Government” with an article I have called An Approach to Housing Development. I hope you find it interesting and thought provoking. If you do, please share it, and if you have contacts in Government send it to them as well. You never know, someone in authority in this critical area might just like it enough to adopt it. Stranger things have happened – […]


Flash Fiction Post 83 – Dragon

Hi. This week I thought to try another new topic. I’ve never attempted a story about dragons before. So I decided that I should try one of those. I hope you enjoy it. The story is simply called Dragon. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Now, I’ve been talking, for a while about new things coming soon. First, I have decided to relaunch […]


Flash Fiction Post 82 – Threading a Needle

Hi Everybody. Here’s installment 19 of “Forced Removal”. This installment is called, Threading a Needle. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. As to the additions to the Blog – I’ve been working on a couple of ideas, which are nearly ready but I’d prefer to bring things you would like to read. Please send me suggestions and I’ll do some of your requests […]


Flash Fiction Post 81 – Something New

Hello again. I’ve been in Cape Town since the middle of last week – half-half business and pleasure – so this is the first opportunity I’ve had to sit and write. I decided that I should try to stretch myself with a story on a topic I’ve never attempted before. Since I’m not really a romantic, I decided therefor that I should try a romance story. And because it’s a topic that new to me […]


Flash Fiction Post 80 – Genesis

Hello all. Sorry for no story last week. I have been working on the map that goes with today’s latest chapter of the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. This installment I’ve called, Genesis. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. As to the additions to the Blog – I’ve been working on a couple of ideas, which are nearly ready but I’d prefer to bring […]


Flash Fiction Post 79 – What Next

Hi there. Once more this week I have decided to return to a previous theme sequence for my story for this week. This is the third story in the sequence and the stories follow on from each other. If you’d like to catch up on the previous two the quickest way is to go to Dave’s Blog Archives Select the month in which the story was posted and scroll down until you find it. The […]


Flash Fiction Post 78 – Crisis upon Crisis

Hello all. Another busy week but here is installment 17 of the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. (I’m still looking for a better name for this book – please sent me suggestions!) I’ve called this chapter, Crisis upon Crisis. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. I have several ideas for making it more interesting and I will add […]


Flash Fiction Post 77 – Better and Better

Hi there. Taking a hint from my story of the week before last, I revisited a sequence of stories about fairies at the bottom of the garden. The first, called “Close Encounter” was published in Flash Fiction Post 50, published 9/10/17. This was followed by “We Meet Again” from Post 57, published 8/1/18. If you want to read all the stories in the sequence you can find them in the archives. (See below) In the […]


Flash Fiction Post 76 – Win Some, Lose Some

Hello all. Busy week but here is installment 16 of the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. I’ve called it Win Some, Lose Some. The story is starting to develop now so keep up to date and please send me your comments and suggestions. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be more new things coming soon. Remember […]


Flash Fiction Post 75 – The Diamond Man

Hi there. Today I decided to return to my “Man from AUNTI” sequence for my story for this week. I have called this story The Diamond Man. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be more new things coming soon. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie […]