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The Treacle Rush

The Treacle Rush re-edited(part 10) By CpSingleton (c) 2012

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Alex, chest aching and fire in his throat,  looked around the carriage, to try and clear his mind.

The usual assortment of morning commuters sat around him. Passing his eyes over the other passengers he, for a millisecond, connected with the eyes of a girl he’d noticed once or twice previous but, with the fish he had at the time, frying gently, he hadn’t noticed too hard. Now, though, he took her in a little longer. After a moment of studying her oval eyes and feline bone structure he realised she was looking right back at him. His felt his cheeks warm up slightly.

What now? He thought.

After six years of the same woman, he didn’t have the first idea what his next move should be.

Should I smile at her? What sort of smile should I give her? Would it just creep her out? Should I wave? Would she think I’m retarded? Should I just ignore and play hard to get?

She must have read his inept mind, because her expression had now changed. Alex was no facial expert, but she appeared fully freaked and was now hiding behind her handbag as if he had turned into a bomb.

Goddamn it! He thought. How have I got like this?

He had never considered himself a Casanova, but, at the same time, before Jane, he’d had his fair share of admirers and had always been able to respond confidently enough. Now he felt like a hermit that had been dropped into the middle of a busy Leicester Square.

He forced himself to stare out of the large carriage window and watch the landscape speed by, feeling utterly ridiculous and thoroughly dejected.

 

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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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7 thoughts on “The Treacle Rush re-edited(part 10) By CpSingleton (c) 2012

  1. The plot thickens. I actually download this back when I liked you along with your A-Z poetry book. Wait, I’ve never liked you. Still, I downloaded.

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | April 17, 2016, 11:46 pm

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