C.C.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Home sweet home.

Inspired by his new found authority Archie muses over his problem and the drives up to Cosant Market Place. There is a board provided for local services and council notices. He looks over it and prises the drawing pins from a blue card. He looks around, but the traffic wardens are taking ten, in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Coma

I am in a coma, I tell myself this. It doesn’t seem to hurt. I could be, but I don’t think so. Penny is sitting on a cloud holding the puppy. I wave, I can still wave. She shouts at me ‘you are a rat.’ I am carrying Dorothy she is still smiling. Suddenly I am a rat. I scuffle around in some meal in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Help

Meanwhile down in the old cottages where Harry has just moved from. A small domestic issue had been taking place. It is late afternoon on the Day that I visited Mattie and enquired about a puppy Maisy Bronute is banging on the door of the cottage rented by The Struttons. Joany Strutton is sitting on... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dorothy

Granny pushes a bottle of tonic into my pocket. ‘Don’t lose faith.’ she says, and gives me a bony thumb’s up. I cuddle Smoky as I mentally name her and climb into the Landy. She just sits on the seat and looks at me. An, am I with you? Look. I read the inscriptions scribbled on top of a previous... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reprieve

Where’s the bride someone shouts. Harry mutters something about getting the tea, He walks over and studies his wedding presents, they are stacked on a wooden trestle. I expect he’s grunting with approval. Archie and Goldie come in and Archie pulls Goldie over to me. ‘Are the drinks on the house?’ he... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Song

‘So what are you going to get the happy couple?’ Archie asks. ‘Do you ever get your hair cut?’ I enquire he looks a bit scruffy his ginger hair sticks out from a funny little hat made of leather. ‘Yes Goldie cuts it’ he replies, ‘I’m not Paying town prices. I use Vaseline and water it sticks down... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Life is what you make it

Penny is in her own bed and asleep when I finish writing my will. I don’t know what is going to happen. Penny has lit a candle, one left over from Christmas. I study her face I think she is still a bit afraid of the dark.She looks innocent, her little turned up nose is slightly pink as are her soft... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Disaster and the other

‘Come on Archie, we had better head for that sweet little home in Dogrose.’ Archie gives a sarcastic smile. ‘Yes It’s a proper little love nest, the trouble is you are a big cuckoo.’ I ignore him. Why should I trade insults with someone who doesn’t realise what stress I am going through.’ It is... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stardust

What a beautiful little domestic scene, Archie and Albert are sitting like grey ornaments reeking of wood smoke. Goldie has her arm around Penny. I suppose it upsets some men when a woman is sobbing. ‘What’s up with Penny?’ I ask sympathetically, not really wishing to intrude on some-one’s grief.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wind

One last call; I knock on Abel Dewdrop’s door. He opens it with a glass of sherry in his hand. Abel isn’t at all like Victor his brother. He has a round ruddy face and he goes up to London once a week. No one knows what he does up there and I am not about to ask. ‘Come in old fella, he leads me into... Sign in to see full entry.

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