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In Monk We Trust: a fairy tale? 

Most fairy tales start with once upon a time and are just made up, sinister stories to frighten the legs off little children. This story begins with: 

Once There Was A Monk, 

and will fill your heart with belief.

This Monk was no ordinary Monk. This was a Gary Monk.

He’d, for a long time, travelled the length and breadth of the UK with a bunch of Swans. He’d actually done quite well with the Swans. He’d flown them higher than any man could fly them. Since at least the eighties and that doesn’t count as it was a time of Smash and Hedgehog crisps. 

Then the top Swan said, ‘we don’t like you no more!’ 

Can you believe it? They kicked their saviour to touch and they were flying high. The silly old Swans.

One Swan’s loss is a Peacock’s gain, eh?

The Peacocks took him under their wing. It was not an easy transition at first. You see, the Peacock family had had it hard over the last decade. They had been juggled about the grand city they dwelled in like demented kittens and were distrustful of everyone who walked into their house of worship.

It wasn’t unusual for a “saviour” to only last six weeks before being chased off by a madman armed with a bag of tagliatelle and a lump of Parmesan. 

Yet, after said six weeks, the Gary Monk was still standing in the dugout! 

He was looking pasty and was sweating profusely, but he was still there!

Along with his arrival came a plethora of unknown faces to the Peacock family. There was the Green giant. The Pontus and Bartley Brickwall, The 100% Ayling, The Trickster Hernandez, The Riotous Roofe and The Whizz Sacko. He even made sure we got Captain Bridcutt back for good. These new Peacocks shored up The Torpedo Taylor, The Duke, Dashing Dallas and Wonder Wood.

With the calm reassurance of a Monk twice his age, The Gary set about making the Peacock family believe. 

Every week they were expected to improve and every week The Gary Monk spoke of more improvement. The house of god that is the Elland Road grew louder with song and support.

The houses of other folk grew more nervous, as the noise of Elland Road marched across the country with pride back in their chests!

Other families even wrote of the times gone by and that the Peacocks deserve to be at the top of the tree once more. They also spoke of how they had been missed.

Which is funny because the Peacocks were once not very well liked. This was merely jealousy on the parts of some red breasted birds and is hardly noteworthy as they are sh&t and they know they are.

This is not the end. This is just the beginning.

In Monk We Trust. 


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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