Friday, 30 March 2018
The Fanciest Wedding in the Whole, Wide World
Once upon a time, there was a little wedding. It had a cake and a party later on. The girl was called Poolie, the boy was called Tony. A thunderstorm started. Poolie and Tony got in their car. It was a purple, fancy car. Lola, a little girl at the wedding, had a dress just like it. The car was so fancy that everyone was pleasd that the wedding wasn't cancelled.
But there was another storm. They all had purple, pink, green, blue and yellow umbrellas. They weren't getting wet.
They got in their cars and drove off home to have some fun. Everyone was happy, apart from a turtle called Spike. He was sad that everyone had gone until he found a puppy and looked after it.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Very short story :
"So, it's two words then?"
"Yes. Yes, of course it is."
She looks at him shyly from under her lids.
"And one is French?"
He frowns but his eyes show his delight at her scattiness.
"French?" Even the arch of his eyebrow makes her laugh.
"Grey Tante.." she manages, between the giggles.
"It's Great Aunt!" he says before laughter escapes from him as well.
They are the only two laughing. In a dark, gloomy corner of the café, an old man stirs his tea. He disapproves of the laughter but the Universe chooses to concentrate on other things than stopping the giggles.
His face is set grim against the laughter for so long that, when he finally remembers it, his tea has gone cold.
And that was what the Universe had been doing all along.