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The Batteries Of Babbling Brook. By CpSingleton © 2017

From an early age they’d called her Babbling Brook. 

The running joke was that she’d been talking with incessant agitation as her mother was pushing her out.

Now it was as part of her as her blue eyes, or the way she cringed in outward frustration when a person mispronounced “specifically”.

“How hard can it be not to say pacifically?” She’d moan, before ranting away on the subject for the most part of the next day.

If her pet tortoises, Gnasher and Rasher minded then they didn’t say.

Brook’s other half didn’t mind either. It wasn’t easy to be outwitted by an imaginary boyfriend.

She had tried relationships, but they just didn’t work out. So, was now on a sex and sofa-snog sabbatical and had been for near on two years.

The only trouble with such an audacious plan was that sometimes she missed cuddles and her battery operated pal was just too…well…battery operated.

A happy medium had to be available. One that allowed Brook an evening with an attentive guy, who just didn’t mind being told to fuck off home at the end of the night.

‘Though, isn’t that prostitution?’ She asked Gnasher.

He didn’t reply.

Rasher; the one she’d painted a pink spot on, did look up for a moment, but then returned to munching his lettuce.

Brook stroked his wrinkled head, was reminded of something she needed to do and trawled off to the shops for more batteries.

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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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