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Pegman – Land of Dreams

January 15, 2018 20 comments

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw which this week is set in Fiji. Sorry I haven’t read anyone else’s yet but I like to come up with a story before subconsciously robbing other people’s ideas.

Copyright Brendan Madden and Google

 

“Fellow world leaders, advisors and scientists. Welcome to the International Conference on Climate Change.”

Claps

“News has been received. News which will change the course of our work forever!”

Cheers

“We have decided to end all work to combat so-called climate change, as it doesn’t exist.”

Gasps

“No, my fellows, wait, please. We have received an anonymous communique via social media which is highly literate, indubitably based in solid science and clearly true. I shall read it now.”

“Global warming? Hah. It’s freezing here. Chance would be a fine thing. FAKE NEWS! Stop wasting money or I’ll push my red button and it’s bigger than yours. Climate change? NO!”

Back to claps.

Everyone went home.

Nobody did anything.

Fiji drowned.

 

Sharing My World 2018 Week 2

January 14, 2018 23 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.

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Do you prefer a bath or shower?
Shower. A bath never really ends up making me feel particularly clean. I just end up sweating a lot. Plus, I can’t afford to keep taking baths. I had a girlfriend once in the 90s who suddenly started taking a bath every day instead of a shower. She tripled my water bill 😦

What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?
I work in IT. Computers and such. I say “have you tried switching it off and on again” a lot.

Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?
Oh boy, is there! This is yet another opportunity to show the most posted image on my blog – the lads!

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Nuffin’, init.

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FF – Tangled

January 10, 2018 76 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. The photo was contributed by Victor and Sarah Potter.

I don’t even know what I’ve written this week. It’s a bit silly. Me? Silly? Surely not.

 

Three homes with three families. Kids all over the place, probably more he didn’t know about. Bank accounts everywhere. Identities out the wazoo – even he sometimes got confused who he was supposed to be from one day to the next.

Scamming him, conning her, no wait, she was to be family number four – or was she? Scam or marry? Or both?

How to keep everything in order?

Circles within circles. Webs cast everywhere. How long before one of those webs caught him?

The heat was on.

It’s a complicated life being a gigolo con-spider.

 

Pegman – Grand Adventure

January 8, 2018 32 comments

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw. This week we are in Syria.

Copyright Google

 

“I can’t believe this. I really can’t.”

“It’ll be okay, Hun. It’s a mistake anybody could have made.”

“No, Dear. Just you. I mean, honestly. We should have been sitting in beautiful Sicily, instead of which…”

“I know, I know, we’re stuck in a sand storm in a war zone.”

“Syria. Syracuse. They’re not that similar.”

“I wondered why we needed visas. At least there’s sand. Pretend we’re at the beach. It’ll be a grand adventure!”

“…”

“Never mind, love of my life, we’ll soon be on our way to romantic Paris. All this will seem like a bad dream. Ah, freshly-baked croissants in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.”

“Let me see those tickets. Ah yes. Well done. Two seats to Paris. Texas.”

“Hmm. I wondered why we needed visas.”

“I want a divorce.”

 

Sharing My World 2018 Week 1

January 7, 2018 25 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.

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What one word describes you best?
Befuddled.

It’s a crazy world.

What is set as the background on your computer?
A scene from Golitha Falls in Cornwall.

If you have been to a foreign country name those you have been too?
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (part of the UK but different countries).

Germany, Republic of Ireland (living and working).

France, Switzerland, The Netherlands (work trips/looking around).

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I don’t know. Life just happens. Days come and days go. Time marches on. And all that.

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FF – A Dirty Job

January 3, 2018 74 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo comes from Roger Bultot.

Copyright Roger Bultot

 

Jerak snuck a glance at the scene around him as he pushed his mop across the floor. He was supposed to keep his head down, but sick fascination always enticed him to look.

Men, women, even children sat on benches, long white tubes fixed to their heads. They seemed calm enough – Jerak had been told that the tubes delivered some enzyme or other, easing the process.

He hated his work here at the Farm, but it was classed essential. It meant he’d never be Chosen. Never be one of those sitting on the benches. Never be food for the alien masters.

 

Sharing My World 2017 Week 53

December 31, 2017 37 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.

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What caring thing are you going to do for yourself today?
Have a nice nap at lunchtime. Which I’ve already had.

List at least five of your favourite spices? (excluding salt and pepper)
Oh no, I can’t have Salt N Peppa?

Okay then, in that case I’ll go for Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger and Posh.

What can you always be found with?
My phone. Map, calendar, email, camera, texts, authentication apps all in one. Oh yeah, it’s a phone too.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Oh, I don’t know. Let’s go for Christmas, shall we? Christmas inspired me. I was inspired by Christmas. I find running out of money and putting on ten stone highly inspiring.

Happy New Year 🙂

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