Off the cuff with Geoff Kennell

Resolution down the drain!

The recent spell of hot and humid weather has certainly put paid to any notions I might have had about keeping my new years resolutions.

Early Morning Edition: A short story

Bob feathered the propeller but the engine continued to spit chunks of metal, con rods, spark plugs and other bits at the fuselage. The trip was fast becoming a nightmare.

What’s in a name?

The high pitched wail that came from the truck made my blood run cold, and James turned a shade paler. It was Tulip yelling as her first labour pains tore through her young body.

Bloomer in the wings

In my time I’ve had a fire back stage and alas, a producer who slipped while taking beers for the guys up on a lighting platform and was killed outright on the cement floor below.

A not so happy holiday

The child must have had a way with dogs. Pushing the gate open, the child walked calmly to the dog and whispered in the dogs left ear. Like magic, the great animal cowered, gave a yelp, and ran to a far corner of the dog pen…

A Troll named Orsk

Trolls are not well known in Africa yet there is no doubt in my mind that they do exist, together with the Tokoloshe and other spiritual beings of African folklore.

The Right Approach To Christmas

All right, whatever you do, don’t panic. Keep calm, stay calm, because yours truly is about to give you some really good advice on coping with this fascinating time of year.

“Terms of endearment”

Heavens what are things coming to? When it comes to the fair sex, is there a man alive who can suppress that oh so natural urge to score a point?

You light up my life…

Up until today I haven’t really considered myself as old. In years perhaps, but in physical ability and mental alertness, I am able to match most youngsters.

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