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Diary of a short-armed man.

The Diary of a Short-armed Man (day 4) by CpSingleton © 2016

January 4th
My dearest Mol,
Hoping you are well up there.

I’m tired today.

I slept very little. When I did I had dreams where I was standing in a field that was empty at first and then flowers grew all around me until I couldn’t see anything. Not even the sky! Then we were walking along a road and people were shouting things like “you could have done better, Bill!” And “waster!” 

I woke up feeling really annoyed at myself.

Do you think I’ve wasted my life?

I’m sure you’d say not, but you are kind like that.

I miss you.

I was shocked when I passed the mirror earlier. I had nearly a full beard! I might have to strim it first before I use a razor. Don’t know how it’s grown so fast.

As I was pulling at it someone started banging on the door. I didn’t answer it. It was probably a mistake.

The frost has gone. It had no choice, because it rained all last night and all today. The news says that there’s flooding everywhere.

People on the news crying over lost things. I’ll never understand that. They still have their health, don’t they, love?

Would you believe it, but I started to cry then! All I could think of was you. Silly, aren’t I? 

I couldn’t find a bloody handkerchief, so used my new long sleeves. 

It’s odd, but they seem a touch longer today than they were yesterday.

Suppose I better see what’s in the fridge for tea.

Take care up there, Mol.

Lots of love, Bill. X 


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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