17 February, 2006

New story

OK, does anybody recognise these two?
Two foster-brothers came upon them in that night. Long pale naked streaks they were, with staring pale eyes and ragged skirts made out of gum blossoms that covered neither their sex nor their bottom. They bent above the children and made their vague noises, and straightened their knobbed wooden bowl hats.


Blogger Tessa said...


17 February, 2006 21:16  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Too sharp. What about these blokes?

"A grey-haired gentleman lay on his back in his trousers and shirt by the fire, a straw boater, a cane, a rolled bow tie, a jacket and a pair of shiny black shoes neatly piled by his head. He looked as if he would lie just as neatly all night, making no movement or sound. The second man was all white shirt-front stretched across a vast belly; he wore a tail-coat that clearly would not meet across that belly, and his tiny head was almost sunk awya into the collar, with only his beaky nose poking out. The third was the most casual, a working man sprawled out with his busy-whiskered, white-haired head on one crooked arm, murmuring a little in between snores and frowning as if he were trying to remember something."

18 February, 2006 08:24  
Blogger Tessa said...

I was never as attached to Blinky Bill as I was to the gumnut boys, but I think that's him and his friends...

I'm not prepared to put money on that though.

18 February, 2006 17:48  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Close but no cigar. Avanothergo.

19 February, 2006 10:08  
Blogger Susan said...

The Magic Pudding?


19 February, 2006 19:51  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Yes! "A grey-haired gentleman" is Bunyip Bluegum, "The second man was all white shirt-front stretched across a vast belly" is Sam Sawnoff the penguin, and the "working man sprawled out with his bushy[not busy]-whiskered, white-haired head on one crooked arm" is Bill Barnacle.

19 February, 2006 21:09  

Post a Comment

<< Home