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The Abduction (V) by CpSingleton © 2016

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Richard’s stomach was alive with a thousand tiny dancing monkeys, his skin was performing the fastest Mexican wave along his bones and he was trying to control his breathing by the time the miniature barista lady had toddled up to the counter.

‘Yes, love?’ She asked him curtly.

‘Two still waters, please,’ he replied, very aware that his mouth was drying up. He turned his head quickly to check that Misha was still sitting at his table. He was practically giddy to see that she was.

‘Do you want them to run deep?’ The barista, who was wearing a slightly askew tag with the name “Clara” typed across it, asked with a ridiculous grin on her face.

‘Sorry?’ Richard asked with a frown, turning back.

‘You know from that song about still waters running deep an’ that.’

‘Oh, right!’ He replied. ‘I think it was actually not a song but a proverb. Very good though.’

‘Well, when you have to explain it,’ Clara muttered and turned to open the fridge containing the bottles of water and juices. ‘D’you want ice and lemon?’ She asked.

‘Erm, no thanks. Just glasses, please.’

Clara practically dropped the plastic bottles she had fished out of the refrigerator on to the counter before turning to snatch at two glasses.

‘That’ll be £3.50, please.’

‘Wow,’ Richard began with a ridiculous smile of his own, as he fished into his jeans for change. ‘These still waters run deeply into my pockets.’

‘Whatever,’ Clara growled and grabbed for the proffered cash with a dull ‘Thanks.’

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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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3 thoughts on “The Abduction (V) by CpSingleton © 2016

  1. As a common barista, Clara seems somewhat pretentious. Actually, That’s the word of the day. Pretentious. Good humor, Sir.

    Posted by robertlarrywhite1313 | April 8, 2016, 9:32 pm
  2. Haha, it was simply a wise crack on my part. I rarely resemble sanity. Hope you sleep better, my friend!!

    Posted by robertlarrywhite1313 | April 9, 2016, 12:27 am

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