NOSTALGIA

'Closed'. The sign hung on the entrance to Rock 'n' Rogers 50's Diner. 'What will you do now?' asked Rock. Rogers shrugged, 'Head further south, try again.' 'Still think it'll work, huh?' 'Sure do. People love nostalgia.' 'Sure, for certain things, maybe they don't want to be reminded about everything.' 'It was a simpler time, … Continue reading NOSTALGIA

SUPPLY AND DEMAND

'Why the empty shelves?' 'I'm reorganising.' 'No more processed food?' 'Only fruit and vegetables.' 'Meat?' 'No.' 'Chocolate?' 'No.' 'Sweets?' 'No. There is no longer the demand for these things.' 'The health drive?' 'Tackling obesity.' 'I see, uh, you wouldn't happen to know where I could get my hands a few treats, do you?' 'I can't … Continue reading SUPPLY AND DEMAND

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

The lights go up, the cast take their bow. Silence greets them from the empty auditorium. They keep going because there is nothing else to be done. Night after night, show after show, repeat and repeat. Bereft of enthusiasm they go through the motions, a ghost-like shadow of their former ardour. Delirium set in weeks … Continue reading THE SHOW MUST GO ON