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The Treacle Rush

The Treacle Rush. (Part9)Re-edited. By CpSingleton (c) 2012



The two cars; Fiesta in front and Samba following, wound their way through the grey and dingy streets on the outskirts of Bradford: made all the more cold and frightening by the fact that ten pairs of eyes were now seeing the world through chemical specs.

‘Are you sure this is where the Aquarius is, Jimbo?’ Claire apprehensively asked her boyfriend.

The scenery had called for the music to be turned down low and all five wished it hadn’t.

‘Si knows where he’s going. Don’t worry,’ Jimbo replied and rubbed her knee.

‘Manningham Lane’s somewhere ‘round here,’ Gazza piped up.

‘Oh yeah, spent some time down here, have you Gazza,’ Alex said, smiling.

All eyes turned to Gazza.

‘Well, you all know I came from Shipley ‘til I was ten? Well,’ he carried on without waiting for a reply. ‘Mi Dad used to take me and mi brother round in the car, on a Sunday afternoon, to see the prossies.’

‘Bollocks!’ Nige laughed.

‘No, straight up,’ Gazza told him, looking slightly put out that nobody believed him. ‘He hated Bullseye, so he used to take us ‘round Manningham on a site seeing tour, sort of thing.’

‘And that doesn’t seem at all odd to you?’ Alex asked.


‘Fairy-snuff. And you never wondered how your dad knew about these places?’

‘No, Dad told us Granddad used to do the same. But I don’t think it was because Granddad hated Bullseye.’

Alex could never quite tell if this sort of statement from Gazza was him being his funny self or him being serious. So, he laughed anyway and Gazza joined in and everybody laughed at Gazza laughing.

Gazza always made Alex smile: only later on it had a sad border around to it.


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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