Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to CEayr for the photo
Where’s roadie Ted gone ? We need him now ! Our gig starts in 10 minutes.
He’s lurking behind the synthesizer…Ted what are you doing ?
See that man, with the trench coat, he’s after me.
Inland Revenue, ten years tax owing..
I didn’t like to tell you Ted, that girl with purple hair by the stage, she’s stalking you.
Oh dear god – not her again. Every gig we do, she’s there, Glastonbury, WOMAD, she’s obsessed with me, even with my beer belly.
What’re you going to do Ted ?
To hell with the tax, at least she’s a fan.
June 9, 2020 at 9:31 am
Run, Ted, run!
June 10, 2020 at 9:57 am
Thanks CEayr – think you are so right ! BTW I love your spider poem – felt like a quiet meditation with a spider focus.
June 10, 2020 at 10:07 am
Thank you, your kind words are much appreciated.
And you are right, of course, the poem is about much more, about our world in general, but with the spider as the focus, the thing that holds everything together.
May 31, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Cute story. BTW, you left a message on my blog addressed to “Mark”. I’ve deleted it but thought since he seems to maybe be your brother (?) you’d want to know he didn’t get it.
June 10, 2020 at 9:55 am
Thanks for deleting my message Dawn, not sure how that happened.
May 24, 2020 at 6:18 pm
I love your last line!
May 25, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Thanks so much Penny.
May 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Ted seems caught between two fears, but one of them could be in his head and I’m sure he’ll feel he made the right choice once he gets to know her.
May 25, 2020 at 6:21 pm
I appreciate your comment Michael. Yes his choice of the fan is less risky than the tax man.
May 24, 2020 at 9:33 am
A fan is a fan. You can’t turn your nose up at one, it seems.
May 25, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Thanks Sandra, makes me think of the desire to get ‘likes’ on social media.
May 23, 2020 at 4:53 pm
Priorities! She wants him, beer-belly and all, I say go for it, Ted. Maybe she’ll hide you from the taxman, to boot!
May 25, 2020 at 6:35 pm
Thanks so much Dale, I can so imagine her hiding him in her wardrobe when the tax man calls !!
May 25, 2020 at 6:44 pm
No kidding!!! Love it!
May 22, 2020 at 10:32 pm
If Ted stops running, he might just find the girl with the purple hair is well worth getting to know. Nicely done and fun.
May 25, 2020 at 6:40 pm
Thanks so much Rochelle, glad you enjoyed the story, meant to be fun .
May 22, 2020 at 2:57 pm
This is truly fun. Thanks, Francine!
May 25, 2020 at 6:42 pm
Thanks Alicia- so pleased you found it fun.
May 22, 2020 at 2:42 pm
Oh Ted, you’ll be on the run forever, the tax man never gives up 🙂
May 25, 2020 at 6:49 pm
Great comment Ali- I agree with you about the tax man !
May 22, 2020 at 12:42 pm
He’s getting his priorities right – or is he? Nice one.
May 25, 2020 at 6:53 pm
Thanks Keith, I appreciate your comment.
May 22, 2020 at 12:36 pm
The life of a rock n roll roadie 🙂
May 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm
Thank Iain, yes indeed.
May 22, 2020 at 12:13 pm
Hey, a female who’ll accept his beer belly… foregone conclusion which way he’d go
May 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm
Thanks very much Crispina.
May 22, 2020 at 8:46 am
Ted is easily distracted
May 25, 2020 at 7:04 pm
Yes Neil, I agree. Maybe many years of sitting beside huge sound systems has affected his ability to concentrate.