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No. 3055

The Psych’ Delves Deep. By CpSingleton © 2016 
I look back and can’t quite remember what the day sang. It may have been wet or sunny. 

I’m thinking that it may have been the latter, as we were in the front room of the first house I ever bought and not out it the brand new garden.

The ex-wife had invited a friend of hers over and we were chatting about his profession: psychology.

It was a subject that fascinated me. Mostly because there are many memories of my time on this earth where adults expressed the idea that I should go and visit a doctor of that ilk.

Misunderstanding is all I see too, John.

Anyway, this fine fellow told me that there was a fun test that we could set up. Nothing stressful; nothing painful.

‘Why not!’ I cheerily replied and proceeded to lay flat on the couch, arms by my side and relaxed, as the good Dr X instructed, with my eyes closed.

I was then told to visualise a forest and tell the fine gent what it was that I saw.

I took a deep breath and opened my inner eye calmly.

‘I see a huge pine forest with brilliant shards of the sun’s rays slicing through the foliage to the needle strewn floor below.’

‘Good,’ came the less than poetic reply. ‘Now you see a glade. In the centre of the glade you see a key. What does the key look.’

It took me a moment to get over his need for repetition. After that I saw…

‘A large, ornate gold key, with an intricate, almost Celtic design.’

‘Interesting,’ came the reply. ‘Now you come to a wall. If you look over the wall what do you see?’

I left the haze-ringed glade and floated over to a dry stone wall of about five feet in height.

It didn’t wholly surprise me what I saw beyond the wall. It was synonymous with the way I work. The scene didn’t even raise an astral eyebrow.

‘I see a field with twelve astronauts playing football,’ I simply and succinctly stated.

‘Oh…’ Came the reply.

Nothing out of the ordinary there then either. 

The world was running on the same track that it always had. 

I wonder what the good Dr does these days? 


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.


2 thoughts on “No. 3055

  1. Fabulous work, Cp. I did notice, however, that you’ve referenced the sun in a positive light (NPI), when we normally would say ‘fuck the sun’, or refer to the sun as a bastard. I think you totally redeemed yourself with ‘brilliant shards of the sun’s rays slicing through the foliage…”, which I took metaphorically as shards of glass slicing through human flesh. Thus, the sun is once again bastardized. Perfect.

    Posted by robertlarrywhite1313 | March 21, 2016, 10:30 pm

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