THE WRONG GUY

The man arrived in reception and shouted his name. 'Guy?' He stood up and walked towards him, 'Hello.' 'This way, we haven't got much time.' Odd, he thought, his interview for a BBC accountant job wasn't for another twenty minutes. They hurried along corridors. 'It'll be Karen interviewing you. Just give her the answers and … Continue reading THE WRONG GUY

SEXUAL PREFERENCE

'Do you have a preference?' 'About what?' 'Sex.' 'Huh?' Arthur turned from the game on the television and looked at her. 'That got your attention. Christmas dinner, turkey or duck?' Arthur turned back to the game. 'Whatever.' 'Fine.' It would be nice if he took an interest, but she didn't need him to. Her weekly … Continue reading SEXUAL PREFERENCE

DEMOCRACY

They wrangled back and forth. Neither would accept the result. We waited for violence to escalate. In the end, Saskia won and Scooby-Doo went on. Dad would have to watch the football later. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week's prompt was: Wrangle. Click on the link to read more stories … Continue reading DEMOCRACY

A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

Lockdown again.Office closed, furlough scheme extended.Legally I cannot do any work if I've been furloughed.Stay home, stay safe.Raining outside, and cold. Forget exercise.The freezer is stocked up and more food is being delivered straight to my door.Time for feet up, Netflix on, or maybe a good book.Couple of indulgent snacks and maybe a glass of … Continue reading A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

Archie stretched up and swung the hammer, managing to nudge the satellite dish. 'How about now?' he shouted through the window. Agnes checked the television. 'Still nothing.' Archie sighed. He was not going to miss the first live football match in four months because the satellite signal was on the blink. He made another lunge … Continue reading GETTING BACK TO NORMAL