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No. 3165

Kelvin and Loud Ladies. By CpSingleton © 2016

Kelvin sat in his room, his sanctuary, mulling over life. 

The window was open wide, like the ladies mouths in the street, in hope that some fresh air might just filter through.

The ladies mouths were open and doing quite the opposite.

Hot blasts of loud, irritating air streamed up and into his room.

They sounded to him like a murder of crows, chasing each other with short sentences.

The words that rode the waves, like foghorns on surfboards, were full of a mundane banality that virtually tore at Kelvin’s eardrums and brain.

It was all:

“I couldn’t believe the size of” this and “you know what it’s like” about the other.

He could hear them discussing their sex lives, their money situations, the state of their favourite soaps and, of course, their men.

To Kelvin it was all very unnecessary. Why couldn’t they just step inside their houses and prattle on, whilst cupping a steaming cup of their very own annoyance. 

All he wanted was to sit and meditate and the three horse-faced women of the apocalypse were driving him to despair.

“Shut up!” He told the window, in almost a plea.

They either didn’t hear him or were too focused on spewing out raucous babble to care.

He told them again. Louder.

They continued without a pause for breath.

Just at the moment his blood began to steam in his ears and eyes, they stopped and the street below returned to relative quiet.

The relief through the young man immeasurable.

He returned to thinking about nothing once more.

Until he became too hungry not to eat. 

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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