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Who Are the dopplegangers

Who Are The Doppelgängers? By CpSingleton © 2015 (Part 4)


Karl’s features creased into a deep frown as he picked up the strangest fruit he’d ever seen. The label read: Dragon Fruit. He turned the bright spiky, red bulb around in his hands, wondering how it was supposed to be attacked.

‘Some of these things should come with instructions,’ he told Jess, after she had nudged his leg with the trolley she was pushing. ‘I remember when supermarkets sold fruit that wasn’t invented on Pokemon.’

‘Pokemon’s Japanese, little old man. Dragon Fruit come from somewhere near Mexico.’

‘You know what I mean. What’s the point in introducing a fruit nobody knows how to eat?’

‘Teal brought one in to work the other day. They’re odd, to be fair: sort of sour, but refreshing.’

‘Is Teal a woman?’

‘Yes,’ Jess laughed. ‘You met her at Jenny and Mark’s engagement.’

‘Did I?’ 

‘Yes! Short woman with frizzy hair?’

‘She sounds like she should be made from wood.’

‘You said that then too.’

‘Did I?!’

‘Yep. Grandad’s becoming predictable.’

‘Frigg off. There’s nowt predictable about me,’ he told her and dropped the Dragon Fruit into the trolley basket. ‘See?’

‘Oh yes: point proven.’

Karl turned and grabbed for a bag of carrots and a net of three onions, just as Jess knew he would.

The truth was that she liked his predictability. It made him infinitely more readable than her previous boyfriend. Who may have known what a Dragon Fruit was, but would’ve probably taken it to the bathroom with him.

‘How are we for tommies?’ He asked, wandering up the aisle.

‘Need some,’ she told him, following. 


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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