I stood on the highest turret of my castle, surveying my kingdom which stretched far to the horizon in every direction, and then some, all of which was mine, but don't get me wrong, I'm not stupid, of all the wealth I derive in taxes three quarters goes back into governing and organizing the lands, after all, Kings who don't do that inevitably end up nailed to a wall or getting a seriously bad haircut from the headsman's axe.
But I do have a problem in my son, who can't wait for his… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 29, 2009 at 5:30pm —
The tear started in the corner of her eye, then rolled down her cheek to launch itself onto it's falling destiny. A small silvery sphere born of a broken heart, it fell as a briefly flickering diamond before meeting destruction on the smooth cathedral floor.
I watched in silence as she turned and walked away, sunbeams that had somehow penetrated the shuttered windows played across her shoulders until she reached the huge doors, which opened and closed behind her, the hinges making a… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 28, 2009 at 7:16pm —
OK, I have to say, this isn't a new six from me, I published it on the main site a year or two ago, but it's always been one of my favourites, so being a bit merry with ale, I'm gonna go for it again. (Anything to bring some relief from Timmy Brown, WHO I AM GOING TO KILL).
A long time ago, when men and women lived in caves, they had to make a decision as to who would do what. They held a meeting at which the woman wore a particularly short piece of fur, to decide… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 25, 2009 at 7:47pm —
What were they doing ?
Why were they doing it ?
Separated from us by about 5000 years, a chasm of time impossible to comprehend, let alone cross.
Oh, there are clues, but it is unlikely we will ever know for sure.
In a mysterious Universe, it is yet another mystery.
Would we have it any other way… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 25, 2009 at 4:02pm —
A group of them at the home had clubbed together to buy a EuroLottery ticket and Frank, staring bemusedly at his computer screen, had merely nodded his head in consent when asked to contribute. After all, he was 112 years old, and tended to disregard any distractions when his eyes were locked in battle with the pixels.
But when their numbers came up, and 47 million Euro's dropped into their lives Frank had to tear himself away from the monitor to deal with the fuss. Of the original… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 21, 2009 at 6:34pm —
OK if I miss naming some of you folks here, don't feel bad ... I can only do six:
Firstly there is CJT who moves through the blogs like a raging chainsaw that's being maintained by Hannibal Lektor (in one of his more dodgy moods) ...
Secondly Absolutely Kate who speaks in a language all of her own and best you can do his nod your head either up and down or side to side and hope to fuck you're in sync with her ...
Thirdly Quinn who wears the sort of shoes that… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 20, 2009 at 7:34pm —
Added by Bob Clay on December 18, 2009 at 7:48pm —
You may remember the clever story behind the 1957 SciFi film 'Forbidden Planet' wherein an alien race called the Krell built a gigantic machine (8000 cubic miles worth) that would give them the power of a God. It worked by taking your thoughts and turning them into reality; you want an orange, it appears in your hand; you want a 1936 open topped Bentley, it appears on your drive ... something like a Star Trek style Holo-deck, but you create it by thought alone and as you go, anything and… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 18, 2009 at 3:25pm —
"So, " said the therapist, writing something on his clipboard, "did you have trouble as a child, were your parents indifferent to you ? Do you have trouble with women ? Do you have a fetish ? Do you feel inadequate ?"
"Errrr .... answered in order .... who doesn't ? they laughed constantly for the first 10 years of my life, who doesn't again ? I would if I could afford it and only when I've had too much beer and can't stand up."
Therapist stamps form and tells me "In an… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 16, 2009 at 2:39pm —
I've heard stories from the old ones about how we started, long long ago, when the world was different. The telling of those stories stretched out across centuries, some of them for millennia, stories of times that go even further back into the void.
Rooted deep in the Earth and straining to clean the sky, which becomes ever harder, we need those stories, because our race is dying. Once we covered most of the world, growing tall toward the Sun, the life giver, we defied the ice and… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 12, 2009 at 7:22pm —
Look, let's make one thing clear, I'm not afraid of monsters right ? … well I don't think I'm afraid, but since I've never met one, I can't be 100 percent sure, even so, when my neighbour jumped out in front of me dressed in a monster suit I kicked him so hard in the nads that he looks like he's got three Adam's apples.
Jeez, what did the silly fucker expect, and what sort of a joke is jumping out at people in a monster suit ... ho ho ho … very bloody funny, I bet the joke wore off… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 6, 2009 at 6:37pm —
In the middle of our street there's a big house with a green door and a completely overgrown garden. I thought someone lived there, but I've never seen them, either at the windows or just coming and going.
I do hear the door open and close in the dark hours of the night, and although I've gotten into the habit of jumping out of bed to the window as fast as is humanly possible, I never see anyone, and the lights are never on.
What I do know is that for some time, people in… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 5, 2009 at 3:15pm —
In 1964, at the height of the 'Cold War', something remarkable happened, two films with almost identical storylines were released; Dr Strangelove and Fail Safe (the latter underwent a rather good TV remake a few years ago).
But a comparison between the two films doesn't work because, while the basic storyline is very similar, there is one major difference; in Dr Strangelove, the people are insane, the situation is normal, but in Fail Safe, it is the reverse.
You might… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 4, 2009 at 4:53pm —
December: trees have become skeletal black silhouettes against a cold grey sky.
December: Jack Frost, grinning icicles, has his fingers dug deeply into the landscape, this is his world now.
December: the Sun has all but fled, as if ashamed at it's lack of power.
December: birds stand grimly on bare branches waiting hopefully for some of the not so deadly two leggers who put out food.
December: Orion hunts the night sky, Andromeda clings to her rock… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 2, 2009 at 2:11pm —
Some time back I had a six on the main site call Lost Soul. I had an email from Greg Baker asking if he could use the story to compile a 6 picture story board as part of his studies. Since the stories I write are purely for my enjoyment I had no objection.
Well he's done it, and kindly sent me a link so I could view it (and he allowed me to post it here). A six picture story for a six sentencer, what a good idea !
Here it is:… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on December 1, 2009 at 5:22pm —