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Poetry, prose

No. 333

The Strands of the Web Sever. By CpSingleton © 2014

The lights went out.
One by one.
Red, green and blue.
I looked from the squat box, the illumination usually blinks from, to the device in my hands…
All signs were hopeless.
It was the strangest feeling I had yet felt.
It wasn’t like the blackouts of the seventies, when dark adventures giddied the small boy.
I had things to do!
I waited an hour. It seemed like ten.
Outside the double-glazed window I could hear children screaming as they played in the street.
Cars passed in that Doppler high and low hum. Drunks swore at drunks.
It was Pigeon Street for a dead culture, or Camblewick Green for the Dystopian 21st Century.
In the cacophonous hurricane that danced like angry Millwall fans all around, my house was
the thick heavy silence of the eye of the storm.
How could something I could neither touch nor see affect all but the cooking of my food?
Days passed.
The silence becoming noisier and yet slightly hypnotic.
When I thought it would never alter, the coloured bulbs twinkled with life and
my mind awoke once more.

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About Chris42

I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

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