Saturday, October 27, 2012

chippie reading roasting


The chippie in Little Mount Sion.

I buy a book in  the Oxfam charity shop in Mount Pleasant. . Sitting behind the counter is a girl talking to the assistant. "Do you like reading?" asks the girl. "Yes," I say. "Do you?" I've only read one book," she says. "What is that?" "Fifty Shades of Grey". "Is that all?" "I read loads at school, but not any more."

The cold wind over Tunbridge Wells this morning carries the smell of roasting meat.

My new story just posted on One Fine Day is about how an acquaintance turned into a frog and I into a seagull.

3 comments:

CC said...

Love your new Gull avatar..........
but the story's a little fishy.........

OXO, CC

marja-leena said...

I love the story, sort of magic realism and something scary mixed together...

Joe Hyam said...

CC Avatar was the word I think I was looking for to describe these signature photographs. Is that the term applied generally? I hope so because it fits the function perfectly.

M-L. Thanks. One reason for the seagull avatar taking the place of the human version of me, was one of those strange occurrences in Blogger when my photograph was inexplicably suddenly replaced by a symbol, in this case a hyphen in a black circle. I reached for the nearest photograph which explains how I came to take on the form and personality of a seagull.