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No. 3128


Sit and Spin. By CpSingleton © 2016

Apparently a Mr Kadesh had worked out that the Earth rotates at a rate of around 1,040 miles per hour. For Gordon Tumpter, sometimes, he actually felt that speed. It tore around his brain like a child full of Haribo. People became a blur: even the stationary ones.

He tottered around his house, trying to stop the magnolia walls jumping out to knock him to the floor. Just as he thought he had reached his destination, the axis would alter and return him to his previous game of pinball.

It used to knock him sick. 

There were times when the speed must surely have doubled. On those days it would erode his spirit, leaving him a confused and dizzy dot; a misshapen molecule of the man he used to be.

Then it was that there came to pass a voice in the distant. It wasn’t calling in gravelly tones from burning bushes. It wasn’t spouting commandments from atop dusty mountains. It was lending a hand from behind desks and in open plan rooms, where the seats faced each other and understanding was written in warm eyes.

Slowly, slowly, the planet’s revolution stayed the same. 

What changed was his ability to see through the out of focus lens that surrounded his eyes.

Let the world spin, became his mantra.

Until the day he fell off, he would do just that: sit and let it spin.

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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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One thought on “No. 3128

  1. Two thumbs up and a side of onion gravy for this one

    Posted by Tosha Michelle | June 21, 2016, 11:39 pm

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