I learn a bit more about Rule 25 At another base there was a little problem. As an Education Officer on this base I taught Science to some of the Apprentices. One of the apprentices bought a car. Now that doesn’t seem like such a big deal. But the story is very simple and it happened a lot. Jones was a boy from the … Continue reading Robbery and Mayhem #4
I am going to repost some old stories at the same time as the other series just on the off chance that some of you who have already read it what a bit of variety. This is a repost of one of my earliest stories. I forget how true it was. Actually that’s not true. I do remember. The Letter. The old man found his … Continue reading The Letter – Repost.
I learn about Rule 25 I do not now have Uncle Foster to take me up on points of interest or contradiction. So I am left to tell the story to you. To a certain extent I am not all that sure if some of the things I’m going to tell you are covered by the Official Secrets Act. I know I signed a form … Continue reading Robbery and Mayhem #3
The question was asked again; where do your stories come from? A fellow I know who is in the book trade told me my mind was like a compost bin. There’s a lot of rubbish in there that needs to be turned over and now and then something interesting comes out. Margie from Backroads et al commented on my uncle’s desire to stay alive until … Continue reading Animal Intelligence.
The next morning I said goodbye to my Father and Mother and to my wife. Today was the day I joined the Australian Army. My wife would follow when I was settled in. “Make sure you say goodbye to Uncle Foster. You might not see him again.” That was my father. He didn’t know I had been in to say goodbye the last five or … Continue reading Robbery and Mayhem #2
I Join the Army My Uncle died the same day I joined the Army. I had been told he was sick and hadn’t long to live so I should drop in and see him. He had always been very close to me. He and I got on well. Four weeks before I was due to sign on the dotted line I dropped in to see … Continue reading Robbery and Mayhem #1
My latest series was difficult to write in many ways. It is possibly the fact that it was true. As I dug up the bones of long buried facts and replaced the flesh the reconstructed body was quite haunting. Anyway I told you that. But I enjoy the writing of it and so I intend to run another story with similarly lengthed episodes. Those of … Continue reading Introduction to a Robbery and Mayhem.
Lunch with Barbara was beyond comprehension. When I think of it now I cannot understand anything of it. The girl who sat across the table from me had just destroyed my male oriented attitude toward life and the law. The very worst part of the whole episode was that I knew that I was not in the same league. Barbara had a passion for the … Continue reading Attempted Murder Postscript
Butter Knife Episode #14 The next morning we arrived almost together. Barbara said nothing other than to remind me that we had a meeting upstairs with Mr Baker in half an hour. She was going to tell us why she was so cross. Whatever she said was certain to come as a shock to me. We walked up the stairs and just as she was … Continue reading Attempted Murder #14
If you have understood my story about the Attempted Murder you know that the murder attempt wasn’t the real story. The real story was Barbara’s story. You will all possibly know the Andrew Petcher Rule about not posting anything much over 800 words. I am now warning you that all the brakes are off. I need to finish this story as soon as I can. … Continue reading Another personal note.