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Friday, 14 November 2014

Flash! Friday

FF – 14th November 2014

This week the prompt was to include a famous author with the following picture.


LicenCe revoked

“Please don’t be upset, James.”

The monkey ignored Ian and continued with its hurt look as it took a drag of the cigarette.

“It’s just that Ann thinks our friendship is unhealthy. Of course she thinks we smoke and drink too much as well but that’s women for you. Always taking away the good stuff.”

The monkey jumped off the chair and climbed up onto the balcony railing. It gazed out at the magnificent city below.

“I know you’ll like it here. The lady monkeys outnumber the boys four to one so that’s at least one craving you’ll be able to take care of, right?”

One last drag of the cigarette and the monkey stubbed it out. It stood and faced its former friend, saluted and then jumped down onto the rocks below with the other monkeys.

“Goodbye old friend,” said Ian. “I won’t forget you.”


“Sorry to sound like a broken gramophone but can you explain exactly what it is I’ll be doing again?”

“Certainly. I have been instructed by Mr Wells to employ someone to act as his stand in. This includes all public speaking, interviews  and  photo opportunities. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, you will be H.G. Wells.”

“It would be an honour. My only question would be why Mr Wells is unable to fulfil these roles himself?”

“Due to his ‘condition’, it would be unwise. In fact secrecy is paramount which is the reason we asked you to sign the privacy contract. You understand the consequences should you break it?”

“I do.”

“Excellent. Then let me introduce you to the author you’ll be representing. Please turn around.”

“Um, I’m confused.”

“As expected. Have you heard of the infinite monkey theorem?”


“Well it turns out it requires only one and it takes about six months.”

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