A hardback book, with pictures. I asked how much it was, the man on the stall said,
“You can take it away for fifty pence!” Can you imagine how quickly that book was under my arm and I’d paid up? So I’ve begun with Two Gentlemen of Verona, I didn’t realise how funny the story is when you get past the whence and hence and forthwiths. I love classical books, and it’s a romantic play. Testing friendships and love. When someone meets up with anyone, they say,
“How now?” Makes sense doesn’t it? Briefer than how we say, “How are you today?” That can be a bit of a mistake when you have a small shop, twenty minutes later you will still be getting a list of things that are wrong with someone…. It can be easier to stick with “Hello.”
My leaving home story got to the final eleven, but the editor only needed four or five stories, so I missed out on that one. Never mind, always somewhere else to send it. Also, I have two more stories coming up soon on Alfie dog website. Will give you more information on that later. Have a great weekend, and enjoy the garden if you get chance to get in it.