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No. 3003

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The Trailblazer. By CpSingleton © 2016

I followed his trail.

It was as random as

His attire: purple woolly hat;

A donkey jacket;

Brown, suede golf shoes; and

Green Short-shorts.

He would suddenly stop,

As if to examine a certain tree,

His fingers extending to

Stroke the bark,

Before circling it, thoughtfully.

This he did several times.

I would have asked him why, but

I didn’t have the tongue.

On and up he went, the gradient 

Becoming steeper.

I could see his pronounced 


Hardening at the increased 


I would’ve groaned at the effort, but,

I didn’t have the tongue.

By the time he had reached the 

Treeless, windy top

His nose was pouring with

Blood and sweat, forming

A river that ran 

Towards my shoeless feet.

I tried to cry out and dance, however,

I had neither tongue nor coordination.

He said, “you wanna know why?”

I nodded dumbly in response.

“Because the rest is futile!”

He then jumped into the clouds and

Was never seen by me again.

I had wanted to ask if “rest”,

As in sleep, etc, was futile, or

Were the other options futile.

I didn’t.

I had no tongue to ask after all and

He had flown away. 


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.


5 thoughts on “No. 3003

  1. Well done, CP. This is a right brilliant read. You’ve outdone yourself, you have. Is it weird that am typing this with an Oliver Twist accent? Can I have some more, please?

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | February 10, 2016, 5:40 pm
  2. In your mind I have a Michael Caine accent, so god only knows what accent you are writing in now, ya lovely loon!

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | February 11, 2016, 8:36 pm
  3. Indeed: piffle, Larry! Piffle indeed! 😝

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | February 11, 2016, 8:37 pm
  4. I don’t miss a thing, as well, Piffle.😊

    Posted by robertlarrywhite1313 | February 11, 2016, 9:10 pm

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