A Boy's Tale
You know the more I think back to my childhood the more I’m convinced it was a little weird. Or was it my family that was a little weird, I’m not quite sure.
Mum, Dad and I lived in a mid-terraced two rooms up and two rooms down house in the north of England. I realized we weren’t rich one day when I heard Mum knocking next door and asking to borrow a couple of pennies for the train fare to town. Even in the 1950’s that wasn’t much. Anyway the old biddy next door must have been as hard up as us because Mum chucked me in the pram and pushed me to town.
The weather was fair persisting down too and what made it worse was the bloody pram sprung a leak. It’s not bad enough being carted around in one of those things when all you get to see is grey skies, roof gutters and the occasional telegraph pole, but here I am about to go down for the third time without even knowing what a pair of water-wings look like.
Crying out only got a “shut your face!” from Mum so I decided to conserve my energy and breathe in-between the drips. Just as I was contemplating who to leave my rattle to the rain stopped. I had only gotten up to one in counting my blessings when Mum suddenly lets out a yell. If I’d been wearing bootees I would have probably jumped out of them.
No. words: 41709
Style: Humour / Speculative, Mainstream
Available Formats: Palm MOBI EPUB Sony Reader (LRF) ;MS Word PDF MS Reader Text RTF
Product type: EBook
Published: 8 / 2012
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Humour Funny Amusing