How long has it been??? Not wanting to get too personal here I’ll say a while… ages…. too long… probably.
I write this post on the 4th December at my home in sunny south shields. It’s taken a while to adapt to my new writing environment but getting back on track.
The Trouble With Time Travel novel is going well and I am expecting the first draft to be complete this side of Christmas, then again I’m also expecting my Christmas shopping to be carried out by well-meaning pixies, so let us see how that pans out; my hopes are high.
In the meantime, I still start out every writing session with a bit of free form (Sit down and write the first thing that comes into my head, mistakes welcome…) and I thought I’d share today’s little adventure. I think it could be the beginning of something interesting??
As always your thoughts and opinions are welcome TTFN x
Out In A Minute
“Wake up Daisy”
The usual flaring of her nostrils every time she took in enough oxygen to starve a forest fire… Absent.
“We need you, Daisy please”
No flicker in her eyes.
The stains from the tears that ran through the damns of mascara caked to her face made her look more like an ancient porcelain artifact than a recently deceased mother of four.
“What do we do?”
This question was not directed at Daisy, but more about her.
The question was answered by the other gentleman in the room.
“Well she can’t stay here”
“Oh good, I’ll just ask her to move!”
“You know what I mean”
The other gentleman moved slightly closer and crouched over the body.
“You sure she’s dead?”
The question was met with a sarcastic snigger.
“I could ask her, and while I’m at it, ask if her cup was the one with the poison in. If she answers we’ve got a result!”
The other man nodded standing upright and straightening his tie and the name badge on his lapel:
John Plonkett – Happy to Help
“How long before she’s missed?”
Stanley the junior office assistant stood up shaking his head “Not long John. Let’s see, her four children and two sisters are on the shop floor waiting to pick her up. I’d say five minutes, three with bad behavior.”
The shop Tannoy kicked into action “Daisy Rutherford please report to the customer service desk”.
“I stand corrected, about two minutes”
To be continued…………………………
I liked this. Grim and probably utterly realistic. I wondered whether Daisy was an employee. I suppose she was, that’s how they knew her name.
Having read this I believed it was extremely enlightening.
I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this
informative article together. I once again find myself personally spending
a significant amount of time both reading and leaving
comments. But so what, it was still worth it!