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Little Jonny Learns About Valentine’s. By CpSingleton © 2017

Little Jonny was confused.

Every year men and women bought each other cards and chocolate and celebrated their love for each other by spending lots of money on meals out and huge bunches of dying flowers ripped, screaming out of the ground and bunched together in neat little bows.

Little Jonny didn’t have anyone he cared for enough to do that to living things.

Don’t get me wrong, Little Jonny wasn’t dead inside. He loved his Mum and Big Jonny, his Dad, but just couldn’t grasp the point of a day set aside to show how much you loved someone.

‘Dad?’ He asked Big Jonny on the 14th February. ‘Do you not love Mum on the other days of the year?’

‘Of course I do, lad,’ Big Jonny replied. ‘Why do you ask? Do I not show her that I do?’

‘Oh, yes. You hug her every day and buy her nice things and say you love her every time you leave the house.’

‘Then why ask, son?’

‘Because I don’t get Valentine’s Day, Dad. I don’t understand why one day is set aside for love when we should love each other every day, as you and Mum do.’

‘I’m sure other folk do exactly the same as your Mum and I do. It’s just a way of stabilising big business, by guilting folk into spending stupid amounts of imaginary currency. The world is a fucked up place, lad. You’ll see when you get older. Why, only the other day, an homeless, hungry man was arrested for begging. Can you imagine that?’

‘No, Dad. That’s horrific!’ 

‘Well, it’s true, son. Then there’s folk who don’t want to shelter migrants, even though the poor folk have lost everything. Then there’s governments who expect soldiers to fight other countries for made up oil wars, but when they do and are hurt are thrown on the scrap heap. Seriously, son: it’s a messed up, muddled up world and Valentine’s Day is just the tip of the shit covered iceberg.’

‘Thanks for that Dad,’ Little Jonny said, giving his dad a hug. ‘I feel better now.’

‘No worries, lad. Did you get any cards?’

‘Just one, but the lazy cow couldn’t even be bothered to sign her name, so I threw it away.’

‘Wise boy,’ Big Jonny told his son with a tussle of his over product-erated hair.


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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