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Diary of a short-armed man.

The Diary of the Short-Armed Man. (Day 20) by CpSingleton © 2016

January 21th

Dear Mol,
Although I was brought up believing in heaven, I must only hope that you are looking down on me.

I’m so very tired today, love. 

Didn’t really sleep last night, nor today. I feel dreadful. My joints ache and my stomach feels bloated. But most of all, every time I get up I feel dizzy and need to lay back down on the sofa.

The hissing in my ears is almost painful too. So damned high pitched!

Is this my time, Mol? Am I coming to see you?

Is it wrong that I don’t mind? Because this feels like hell to me.

Im sorry. I’m being melodramatic, aren’t I? 

I’m just so very, very tired.

I’ll try and write some more in a bit.

I hope you’re sleeping well.
Love you more than you can know.
Love you lots,



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.


4 thoughts on “The Diary of the Short-Armed Man. (Day 20) by CpSingleton © 2016

  1. Wow, this is incredibly sad, and poignant. ❤

    Posted by Elizabeth Helmich | August 3, 2016, 5:47 pm
    • As much as I don’t want to spread sadness, I must say that I’m glad I’m doing my job with this one. I feel that the elderly are overlooked when it comes to mental health in this country. Hence the piece.
      Thank you very much for dropping by. I am grateful for your comment.
      All the best to you and yours, kind lady.

      Posted by cpsingleton42 | August 4, 2016, 1:45 pm
      • I agree with you wholeheartedly, which is probably why it touched me so (other than being beautifully written of course). Thanks, have a lovely evening. ❤

        Posted by Elizabeth Helmich | August 4, 2016, 8:28 pm
      • I am deeply humbled by your words.
        Thank you and you too.

        Posted by cpsingleton42 | August 4, 2016, 9:10 pm

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