Jen & Mark picnic in the park, enjoying a mixed meze, an assortment of small dishes made for sharing, sort of… “Mmm, this is gorgeous!” “Slow down, savour the food.” “Hey, Is that your stomach growling?” “No, my dog. You just ate her food.”
Intolerably loud person, the centre of attention at the restaurant meal. No one can get a word in edgeways, until… “OMG! My hair’s full of fine shreds of cheese, and there’s more falling on me like snow. What on earth is happening? Make it stop! Who’s doing that above me?” “Oh, that’s Paul, he gratesContinue reading “Graters Hits”
“Say your prayers, MF!” “Mummy! Swearing won’t put me to beddy-byes quicker.” * *. * File under Magic Realism, excerpt from ‘The Playlist’, (Hard Egg Publishing 2020) available from Amazon. UK / US Kindle version available FREE from Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May
BOINK!! “Is that a number butterfly bouncing off the lightbulb?” “No, it’s a math, we get a lot of them this time of year. They’ve multiplied.” “I read there weren’t as many.” “Opinion is divided.” “Subtract that last statement!” “No. I’m going, this conversation doesn’t add up!” * *. * File under Magic Realism, excerptContinue reading “The Trouble With Statistics”
“D’you know the Sun is 25% Helium?” “Is that why it floats in the sky, like one of them balloons?” “Yeah, I ‘spose so.” “Hey, d’you reckon, with all that Helium, people living on the Sun speak with funny high-pitched cartoon voices?” “Probably.” “He He He.”
Moonlight cast a blue glow over the desolate quarry. The chain-link fence had been cut, dusty footprints formed a path leading into the disused mine, now a forgotten storage facility. ‘There it is!’ Jed and Sam’s phone lights rested on the unexploded bomb rumoured to be stored here. Sam’s beam picked out the stencil writingContinue reading “The Joke That Bombed”
I was unprepared for what to write today as my intended piece on a rogue writing group turned into a 2000+ word story at the last minute and there was no way I could polish it up in time. So, I needed to find new inspiration, and quickly. Best way? Go for a walk toContinue reading “Bread rage”
The government tackle trees, is it foul play?
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The other night I was watching a TV programme about murder in fiction; it was good except for one annoying aspect. The presenter talked about melodrama but insisted on pronouncing it “mellow drama”. As if the sinister was fine. Like: “Hey man, let’s do a murder.” “Mellow drama” It spoiled the effect really. “Mellow drama”Continue reading “Caught up in the mellow drama”