Essence of Humour – 17 Short Stories
‘Essence of Humour’ is a collection of short stories which brings together the best of humour writing from 17 authors across the globe.
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Stories included: The Hit Man – Chris Cooke, Dear Mrs. Golding – Lorraine Coverley, The Fitting Room – John Malone, Saving Saturday – Arlene Johnson, Fortune Telling With Love Hearts – Paul Warnes, The Substitute – Sarah England , After a While – Peter Lingard , The Marmalade Cat – Raelke Grimmer, The Most Terrible Beast – Khristo Poshtakov , A Test of Friendship – Rosemary J. Kind , The Call Girl – Jaclin Azoulay , The Real Protester – Mel Fawcett , Twinkle, Twinkle – Tracy Fells, Signs – Clive Gresswell , It’s a Dog’s Life – Jackie Tritt , All Talk – Patsy Collins , Bella’s Sparkling Windows – Gill McKinlay
The Real Protester – Mel Fawcett
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There comes a time when it is necessary to make a stand against injustice and attempt to put right certain wrongs – or so David decided when a neighbour’s cat was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver. Against the advice of his bemused wife and embarrassed daughter, he gives up his job and makes a placard in order to become a protester.
This story is included in the Essence of Humour collection
Our daughter, Poppy, having left for school only five minutes earlier, ran back into the house in tears. She was almost hysterical and it was some time before I could make sense of what was wrong. I finally got it out of her that she had just seen our neighbour’s cat, Mr Tibbs, knocked down and killed by a hit-and-run driver.