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Diary of a short-armed man.

The Diary of the Short-Armed Man. (Day 25) by CpSingleton © 2016

January 25th

Evening my lovely Mol,
How’s your day been?

Hope better than mine.

I wish I didn’t have to say this, but yesterday seems like a far off dream. A lighter dream.

I woke up at around three in the morning and that was me, back to my mind whirring over and over and over until I felt physically sick.

When we were younger we felt like we were immortal, didn’t we? Nothing could break us, could it?

We had fuel shortages, three day weeks, Sutcliffe and hooligans, but we never let it bother us, did we?

We had each other, didn’t we?

We had holidays and made friends. Now them, like you, my beautiful Mol, have all gone.

All that’s left is me. A whinging, tired old man. 

How can I even call myself a man?!

I’m ashamed to say that I had another accident last. A messy one. What sort of a man does that, love?

I dread to think what you must think of me.

I did try and clean every thing up before our June arrived. The last thing I needed was her judgement.

But, do you know, when she came she was very sweet. I almost saw the little girl on her school stage as Alice.

Wasn’t she brilliant in Wonderland, Mol? We were so proud, weren’t we?

She brought some pork pies from Stanfords and we talked like we did just before she got married.

Too soon she left and the noise of my own head came back.

I nearly told June what I’m feeling, but she doesn’t need me burdening her. She’s already worried about Kevin too.

I really hope he’s safe. He may be over fifty but he, like June, are still our little loves, aren’t they?
I can hardly read what I’m writing so I’m going to try and sleep.
Much love, my beautiful Mol.

Forever, your Bill.



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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