Thanks for all the positive comments on the short story and please keep them coming. I’d especially like to know if you guessed the ending and if so, what gave it away. I hope it fares better in any case than my previous story, the one which began ‘I am Washing My Husband’s Bras’. I thought it deserved a better fate than to be completely ignored in the Mslexia short story competition, but it didn’t even get shortlisted.
I may send it off to another competition.
Aanyway, today it’s a lovely day here in blogland and already I’ve been pervasive along Queen’s Rd as we had our usual Friday morning breakfast at Fingerprints. We often end up having discussions of one kind or another over breakfast and today was no exception as we started on the topic of the election. Mark is much more down about this than I am as he thinks it’s evidence that people are basically very self-centred and deceitful: I’m not sure what it’s evidence of, but I’m regrouping myself (if an individual can regroup themselves) to do things differently. What that will involve I’m not sure but I’ll keep you posted.
Even more than self-centredness, which is depressing enough, what makes me gloomy is apathy. I understand people feeling that politicians are all the same, that you can’t trust any of them and that nothing changes: what I can’t see is what these people who don’t vote would do instead. So if you didn’t vote – not because you weren’t eligible, but because you didn’t want to – please let me know why.
I promise I won’t tear you apart – I’d just really like to know.
Changing the subject, I’ve just realised with a shock that it’s only just over a month till the start of Artbeat! Five weeks from today the whole thing will kick off and I’ll be doing my Artbeat Opening Ode at Christchurch on Clarendon Park Rd. So please put the date in your diaries and come down for the launch, from 5.30 on Friday 19th June. More details to come.
Meanwhile, have a good weekend. What have you got planned? I’ve got Tomatoes tomorrow followed by gardening, then a shared lunch at the Quaker Meeting on Sunday.