The Manticore awoke, stretching his muscular legs and yawning.  Licking the blood of yesterday’s meals off his claws, he felt his stomach grumble.  The huge lion-like body joined by a bulging neck to a human face belied the aggression in his heart. His strong tail curled making the venomous spines stand straight and 3 rows of sharp teeth completed the look. For the Manticore was a killer. Without mercy he would hunt and eat, never going without. 1000 pounds of bad attitude ensured that.

He left the cave, leaping to the top of the cliff and wandered into the forest.   Hearing a bleat, he thought a lamb would do nicely for breakfast.

His cat-like instinct made him pause behind a bush, listening. He could hear a man talking and laughing.  Although he feared nothing, he hesitated to attack man, they always fought back. Usually with a weapon which could inflict harm. He heard a strange sound, like a little human and realised that the man wasn’t alone.

Bloggerthon 2022 Kick-off

Bloggerthon 2022 Kick-off

As we kick off 2022 here at Bloggerthon, we are looking at taking a few directional changes and finally getting to add some useful content that was mentioned way back in the beginning.

This year will see the release of our blogs on Microsoft 365 and various Tech Tips.

Over the last three years, we have investigated the Microsoft 365 platform and invested a large amount of time in learning and understanding the platform.

My Little Sister

Genre: Horror

Staring into her new-born sister’s eyes, Jade felt love overwhelm her.  She had waited so long for a sibling and now this perfect, pink little girl was here.  Gently hugging her she whispered, ‘I’m your big sister, I love you and I will never let anyone hurt you.’

Jade spent as much time with Anna as she could, even shirking her chores to cuddle her sister.  The 4 years difference meant nothing, and she taught the little girl to crawl and speak and spent hours just playing with her and chatting.  Their mother smiled every day at the relationship between the little girls – it was inspirational. Never a cross word between them.…

The Ring Finds Its Home

Genre:  Fantasy


Cassiopeia’s estranged niece was given the job of clearing away her belongings. The boat was long gone and her Aunt’s life now fitted into 6 boxes.  Andrea went through everything feeling sad for her Aunt. She remembered her as somber but not unkind.  Her meanness started the day Uncle Brody left but Andrea never felt that it was a good excuse.

Andrea unlike Cass had a good heart and cared for others.

As she went through her jewelry box she found a beautifully engraved ring with 5 bright stones.

‘How lovely’ she exclaimed, putting the ring on and turning it so that a bright, white stone shined on top.

Andrea hadn’t stolen the ring, her Aunt had left it to her and because she was pure of heart the ring brought her happiness and light right to the end of her life.