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Short no. Choose. Part one-o 

Heptapetalous. By CpSingleton © 2016
It was the annual enforced family get-together. An opportunity to give thanks to the word “Choose”.

It was set into three parts.
Part One: The Journey There.
It was usually held at my parents house. They never travelled for longer than times between their soap operas, and we all lived far enough away that at least one would be missed. 

It meant, therefore, they Carol, my wife, and I would come from the west; Don, my older brother, and his wife, Helen, would come from the south; and my sister, Taz, and her wife, Marty, would come from the North. We would converge to gorge and relive the joys of the past. 

This year, however, Taz was having to work. Which was a shame, because I preferred her to my older brother, Don. She was less…you’ll find out.

‘We could have a flat tyre?’ Carol suggested, as we clattered along the long grey M16 motorway. 

‘Don would use his recovery subscription to pick us up,’ I shrugged, hands at seven and five. ‘He’d then rub the fact so far into my skin that my marrow would be exposed,’ I added.

‘True,’ Carol laughed. ‘Sickness bug? You know your dad would freak if he thought you were carrying sickness into his house.’

‘That would have to be a quick onset,’ I again shrugged. ‘He rang me when you were in the shower, to make sure we were going to be on time, as Mum is cooking and knows what we’re like.’

‘Jesus! Seriously?’ 

I nodded a reply, while all the time keeping my eyes on the busy road.

‘So, no turning back, then?’ Carol laughed.

‘No turning back, then,’ I groaned in reply.


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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