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No. 3151

Sun, Shops and Open Heart. By CpSingleton © 2016

There’s a shop that’s not a shop, which I’ve never visited before.

It’s on the corner of a crossroads and looks neither here nor there on the outside.

I had a meeting there today and must say that I’m glad I did. 

I am going to change names because I didn’t ask them for permission and one should always ask. Shouldn’t one?

The first person I was organised to meet was a lovely lady who wants to help those who need it and I shall call her Destiny. For no other reason than it sounds pretentious.

We chatted about setting up a writing group in the shop that I never knew and I’m quite excited about meeting other folk and writing words. She has kind eyes for a bluey. We bluey eyes are normally evil and not to be left alone with, generally speaking, therefore it comes as quiet a shock to see kindness in such colour.

I can’t even look in the mirror for fear of stabbing myself in the cheek bone. Even when shaving. 

We soon parted and I looked around the shop that’s never been.

They have free bread for those who need it and areas for creating. It reminded me of hope.

Then it was that I came across an interesting couple. I shall call them Kindness and Philosophy.

Kindness is a young girl of nineteen who has the world in her eyes, from Hampshire, and Philosophy is an Italian ponderer with a big beard and long hair.

They met four months ago and see the world one step at a time.

We chatted about the ego. Philosophy believes that taking time for oneself is wrong, even though he walks alone and Kindness agreed with me that there is nothing wrong with a moment in one’s own head.

We smoked a cigarette outside and talked age and money.

Philosophy told me that I didn’t need to ask him his age: that it would be in my head. He then asked me to guess.

I guessed at thirty three.

Even though he suggested it would be in my head, they were both astounded to hear me guess correctly.

I told him, cheekily, that it was on his head.

We talked some more and I asked where they were going. They said down to Hereford, so I gave them my cigarettes and bade them well.

I only wish I’d had money to offer them, as the sun tickled their thankful smiles.

I still sit here wondering if I shouldn’t have offered them a bed, but somehow I know that they will be fine, despite the pangs of guilt in my stomach.

Somehow I know that we’ll also meet again.

How funny life can be when the sun shines and the heart is open.


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.


2 thoughts on “No. 3151

  1. I liked it! Strong imagination.

    Posted by Jasper | August 8, 2016, 10:17 pm

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