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Flash no. Boing!

Does Mars Have A Metro Centre? By CpSingleton © 2017

‘Keep off the grass!’ The sign hollered. Thomas Pilkyjeens stood, his little arms folded, and mulled over the order he was receiving from the small wooden sign that stuck out of the ground.

It didn’t seem right that a human being could create a sign that ordered other creatures off a patch of nature. 

Could it be that they care for the wellbeing of the manicured patch of lawn and don’t want it crushed, he thought.

‘Maybe it’s not really grass,’ his friend, Major Swaddletoft, began. ‘Maybe it’s a trampoline, which, when stood on, shoots the creature to Mars or Gateshead.’

Major Swaddletoft was full of great thoughts such as that and only shared them with Thomas. He never told them to Thomas’ older sister or his Gran, as they were somehow blind to the Major’s presence.

‘Wouldn’t the sign end by warning others about where they will land if they did stand on the grass?’ Thomas asked.

‘Not if this whole park is a secret army base, with top secret trampolines everywhere. I would keep it quiet,’ said Major. ‘Wouldn’t you?’

‘I suppose.’

‘What are you doing, dingbat?’ Annie, his sister asked, startling Thomas. ‘It’s only grass.’

She then skipped away, laughing, as she sang, ‘Thomas is a dingbat,’ over and over.

‘You should’ve pushed her onto the grass,’ Major Swaddletoft growled. ‘We would’ve have known then.’

‘No,’ said Thomas, shaking his head. ‘She has homework to do later. Besides, Gran wouldn’t be too chuffed.’

Thomas looked back to see Gran hobbling towards them, waving.

Thomas liked his Gran, so he waved once, grabbed the Major by his shiny suit and leapt onto the grass: hoping that Mars had a Metro Centre like Gateshead. There was no point going to Mars if it didn’t have food and a cinema.
Thirty minutes later, during the journey home for dinner, he was happy to report that Mars had everything a young boy and his friend needed to survive.

Annie called him a dingbat again.

But, what did she know?


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.


4 thoughts on “Flash no. Boing!

  1. We should all listen to our major swaddletofts occasionally; hope you’re keeping well cp.

    Posted by Trenton Babbage Enterprises | March 30, 2017, 6:52 am

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