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Sir Barnstone Makes a Boo-Boo. By CpSingleton © 2016

It wasn’t Sir Barnstone Gigglefish’s fault.

He had played the caring host with graceful ease, as he’d flittered from guest to guest like a gentle, joyful flutterby. He’d topped up drinks and had made sure they’d all had as much can-a-peas as they could stomach.

It wasn’t his fault at all; by Jove.

And that is the story he would stick to, like a fly on that adhesive paper, which hung from paupers’ doorways on a summer’s day.

It wasn’t his fault that his eyesight was failing and he’d mistaken the bally strychnine for sea-salt. It was a silly school-boy mistake and that was that.

He was sure that his guests would all see the funny side, when they all cared to stop their damned silly convulsions and ghastly gasping for breath.

The police, on the other hand may need a teensy bit of cajoling, but his dear Uncle Fresno would straighten things out. After all, what was the use of a judge in the family if they didn’t pop up to sort out silly faux pas from time to time.

He did wish the ambulance chaps would hurry up, though. Dear Madam Pompleteeth was looking a shade too blue for the cocktail dress she had arrived, smiling, in.

She was beginning to clash, the poor dear.

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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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