When I was looking around for a new car a couple of years ago I made the difficult decision to go with an automatic. To me, autos aren’t proper cars, and they don’t require proper driving, especially with cruise control. You don’t drive them, you sit and ride in them while steering a bit. Mind… More Is driving an auto real driving?
This week’s writing challenge is the last for a while, and revolves around a photo I took of detail in Sir Peter Jackson’s amazing Gallipoli diorama – an exact replica of the Chunuk Bair battle above Anzac Cove, complete with 5000 hand-painted and posed model soldiers, mostly built by local wargamers. Use the photo to inspire… More This week’s short story challenge
This week’s short story challenge, as we roll into another anniversary of those dramatic days of early August 1914 when the world crashed into war, is a photo I took inside Sir Peter Jackson’s amazing ‘Knights of the Sky’ exhibition at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre near Blenheim. The picture is from a snow-clad diorama… More This week’s short story challenge
This week’s short story challenge is a photo I took of a DC-3 under restoration at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, New Zealand, in late 1987. Use the photo to inspire a 150-200 word super-short story – a proper one, with beginning, middle, end and punchline (all super-short stories gotta have a punchline) – and post it on… More This week’s short story challenge
This week’s short story challenge is a photo I took in 1991 of an RAAF F/A-18A Hornet approaching one of their B707 tankers for a drink. I was in the tanker at the time wearing my journalists’ hat, with my trusty Pentax SLR and a roll of Fuji 100 ASA film (the Pentax remained trusty… More This week’s short story challenge
This week’s short story challenge is a photo I took of an Etrich Taube monoplane in the museum at Omaka, Blenheim, New Zealand. It’s part of the ‘Knights of the Sky’ exhibition, set up by Sir Peter Jackson to display his collection of First World War aircraft and memorabilia. The Taube is one of several… More This week’s short story challenge
This week’s writing challenge revolves around a detail from a photo I took in the 1980s of a British Aerospace Sea Harrier. These aircraft have to be heard to be believed. Remember that scene in Arnie’s 1994 flick True Lies, where his character pilots a USMC version of the Harrier – the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B… More This week’s short story challenge