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Who Are the dopplegangers

Who Are The Doppelgängers? By CpSingleton © 2015 (Part 6)



Karl, stood arms crossed, as if deep in philosophical thought, in front of the clear glass cabinets. Jess could virtually hear the cogs whirring as his eyes flicked over the wide range of meats and pastries inspired from every corner of the world and he always asked…

‘Do you fancy ham or corned beef?’

‘What about chopping up one those Kababos sausages into a salad?’ She returned, without much hope of him agreeing.

‘Noooo! They look dried dog’s cock!’

‘And you’d know that, because?’

‘Because,’ he began. ‘My Uncle Peter had a Great Dane with a knob that hung the exact same way.’

‘You haven’t got an Uncle Peter.’

‘I have! He lives in…erm…Greenwich.’

‘Is erm…Greenwich actually a place?’ she asked, raising an eyebrow.

‘Hello. Back again?’ The counter assistant asked as she sidled up to serve them. ‘You forget something?’

‘What?’ Karl asked, as if he’d just been pressed for the length of his last stool. ‘This is the first we’ve spoken to you today.’

‘Oh, really? I could’ve sworn blind that I had just served you some boiled ham and a Kabanos for your good lady. Humph. Well, they do say that we all have a twin somewhere, darl’s. Or,’ she added conspiratorially. ‘Maybe you have doppelgängers pretending to be you.’  

‘Why the hell would someone pretend to be me? Karl asked. ‘It’s not like I’m Elvis or Beckham?’

‘Just a thought, my love; just a thought. Now, what can I get you, this lovely day?’

‘Erm,’ Karl replied, not wanting to say the words, but tasting the juicy meat on his mind’s tongue, nonetheless.

He looked to Jess.

She returned the gormless mask along with a noncommittal shrug of her own.

‘Six slices of boiled ham and one of those weird sausages,’ Karl mumbled across the glass.

‘Please,’ Jess added automatically.  

‘Coming right up, mi little flowers!’ The thickset lady replied with Prozac cheeriness, before turning away from the confuddled couple.

‘What the frig is the craic here?’ Karl hissed, looking over his girlfriend’s shoulder at the many passers-by, in the hope to see the two people that appeared to be two minutes ahead of themselves. ‘Do you think this place is full of mentals? Or, are there folk going around impersonating us?’


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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