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January: The Month of Woe!

 People die. 

A cold fact.

Every single day, all over the world stadiums full of good, hardworking folk, and heartless knobjockeys die.

So, we aren’t supposed to give a donkey’s floppy bit when a rich, successful person shuffles off.

So I’m told.

Well, bollocks to that.

Bowie died of cancer aged 69 and now another incomparable, Alan Rickman, has passed. Exactly the same age. And both from that lovely C word.

I knew neither personally, yet both took me by my hand, on numerous occasions and led me on journeys that took me out of a dark time.

Alan Rickman was a giant of acting who was never mentioned in Oscar circles. Oh, those short sighted fools.

His voice could slide you from uneasy to laughter in milliseconds.

If you have only seen him in Die Hard, Harry Potter and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves –all of which he steals the show- then search out, among many, Galaxy Quest, Dogma and Truly, Madly, Deeply.

He isn’t in Dogma as much as the others, but when he is he must have made Smith, the director, feel like he’d won the lottery!

Truly, madly, deeply will shock even most who know me. It’s not a genre most would think I’d watch, as it’s a little on the romantic side for me, however, it was Alan Rickman who drew me towards it.

He plays the recently deceased of The lovely Juliet Stevenson.

I won’t give it away but she spends her grieving time seeing Alan and we aren’t too sure at first if it’s really his ghost or…

Well watch it and then join me in thanking Alan Rickman -who should have been a bastard knight, by the way Elizabeth!- for popping up on our screens and giving everything! 



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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