Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Jan Wayne Fields for the photo. Also thanks to Phillip Pullman, author of ‘His Dark Materials’, whose ideas inspired me.
‘Kids, will you stop your squabbling. Sylvia they are driving me round the bend !’
‘Renie, kids, how about a game of Sardines ? I’m counting to 100, starting now, 99, 98, ready when you are.’
‘Right let’s go and find them, check all the hidey holes in the house. Not in here or here. ‘
‘Sylvia, what’s this ? Sophie’s hair ribbon and this book ‘His Dark Materials’. It’s the one about parallel universes and cosmic dust, accessed by slicing a doorway in the membrane that separates them .’
‘Renie we’ve lost them, they’ve gone !’
January 15, 2021 at 3:42 pm
January 11, 2021 at 11:08 pm
Be careful what you wish for!
January 11, 2021 at 10:37 am
They need to find that doorway. Or maybe they don’t…? I’ve enjoyed Dark Materials.
January 10, 2021 at 2:26 am
Oh dear, the kids must have discovered the doorway. Frightening!
January 10, 2021 at 12:40 pm
Thanks for your comment Brenda.
January 9, 2021 at 9:55 am
Yipeee, peace at last, but then again they will be back when they are hungry.
January 10, 2021 at 12:41 pm
Great comment James, sounds like you know about children.
January 10, 2021 at 2:59 pm
I used to think they also grow up and forge their own lives; alas they are frequently hungry.
January 8, 2021 at 11:05 pm
They figured it out! Hopeful they can get back if they want.
January 10, 2021 at 12:46 pm
Thanks for your comment Dora, The kids in the book ‘His Dark Materials’ could come back.
January 8, 2021 at 9:13 pm
Parallel universes are fascinating, but tricky things!
January 10, 2021 at 1:34 pm
Thank you ceayr, I imagine that parallel universes can easily run amok.
January 8, 2021 at 4:44 pm
Hope they’re safe. From the bits of the TV show I’ve seen, it’s a dangerous world they’ve disappeared into!
January 10, 2021 at 1:44 pm
Thanks for your comment Iain. I agree, there are dark forces at work in the Pullman story.
January 8, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Uh oh. At least at their age they’ll be safe from the spectres… 🙂
January 10, 2021 at 1:50 pm
Thanks Ali, great comment.
January 8, 2021 at 2:25 pm
Ominous. I wonder where they’ve gone?
January 10, 2021 at 1:58 pm
Thanks Rochelle, appreciate your comment.
January 8, 2021 at 1:46 pm
Parents can be so credulous!
January 10, 2021 at 2:05 pm
Great comment Neil, I like it..