Fragile

Acrostic, Home, Poetry

Fragile

For years now, people have been

ranting over the amount of packaging an item is wrapped in.

a thing they need to consider is where it’s

going to. There’s a lot of movement in a delivery van, and

if the owners don’t want their precious vases turned into a jigsaw puzzle

lifting the cargo will take a little bit of t.l,c.

equally, it will remind the removals team not to use them as a rugby ball

The Note

Acrostic, Poetry

Inscrutable

Salford 31st January 2018

Investigating officers from Scotland Yard

never could fully understand the piece of paper lying in the open

safe. Was it written in some sort of cipher ? It could have been

composed by a small child, but what kind of kid knew how to

ratchet open a safe with three levered locks?

Understandably, they’d have to call in an expert.

Till then, they let the scenes of crime fellows

analyse the scene…piece by piece

By the end of the week – the puzzle was a

little clearer, but the loot and the villains had

Escaped across the sea – it would be a while till they were caught.

Rearrange…

Brain, Life, Memory

In response to the daily post prompt
Rearrange

(Alternative title : one lads quest against the puzzle machine)

Salford, 28th October 2016

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Ok, rearrange the mixed up puzzle bits…

Christmas is coming up so its a definite bet I shall be getting one of these from Santa’s Sack from a well meaning relative in a few weeks time

They say these things are good for the brain – I shall beg to differ.

Now here’s the funny thing.

These 3D wooden puzzles come in a completed state in a plastic box. Unlike your average jigsaw puzzle – the answers there already.   What they want you to do is take them apart and put it back together again… and fit it back in the box…

It Kind of Defeats the objective doesn’t it ?

You break it apart – into its various ‘pieces’ and then take hours trying to put it back together again.

I take solace in they give you a ‘solution’ – but try and get any of these puzzles the way they were presented in the box…and I can hear the sound of screaming up and down the country

worse still they dangle the carrot – of another solution, rearranging the pieces

and lord help you if you lose a piece….

and then when you finally made the blessed thing…what happens?

someone undoes all your hard work and you have to begin again….

(AARRRGH!!!!!)

That was me screaming in silent frustration after completing the brown wood pyramid puzzle in the photo and then seeing it fly in different directions….

I’m sticking with the Ipad puzzles.