Tim Hearn with his picture Hide and Seek “As this azure damselfly slowly woke up, he became aware of my presence. I was lined up to take a profile picture of his wings and body, but quite sensibly the damsel reacted to the human with the camera by putting the Marsh grass stem between me and it. I took the shot anyway. It was only later that I realised how characterful it was. And how much the damselfly looks like one of the muppets.”
Krisztina Scheeff with her picture Seriously, would you share some? “Atlantic Puffins are amazing flyers and their fishing talents are – well – as you see, some do better than others! I just love the second puffin’s look – can I just have one please?”
As Monty Python used to say, “And now for something completely different … “
Firstly, my apologies to John Steinbeck, but I really couldn’t help myself.
Secondly, this title (and post) is in honour of Brian Lageose, who in particular does a terrific job of twisting well-known tales into Gumby dolls, and who in general is a terrifically funny writer. You can visit his site at https://brianlageose.blog/ Please do and take a stroll through his many wonderful posts. 🙂
So, without further ado, a warped excerpt from the fictional “The Japes of Graft:”
“In the cold half-morning light, Rod stumbled across the dusty street, chasing a ten dollar bill that rustled and shimmied through the grime, a snake-like, reptilian escapee. Somewhere off to his left, a boy named Sue was snoring loudly and muttering about eyelash curlers. Rod stopped his chasing and listened intently, his heart pounding and jumping at the unexpected exercise. Would Sue awaken and steal his ten?”
Will Rod overcome his tendency to graft?
Will Sue awaken in time to enjoy her jape?
Will Rod realise that the ten is tied to string before it’s too late?
Will Rod and Sue become partners and keep the ten?
Personally, I think this book is about politicians. 😉
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to add a line or two to “The Japes of Graft” that honours Brian’s sense of humour and maybe twangs a funny bone or two.