An Electric Shade of Blue – Susan Rogers
1800 words Humour
What happens when a middle aged lady, who has never dyed or coloured her hair, decides to dye it electric blue?
I couldn’t take my eyes off the young lady as she swung her hips down the High Street, nodding her head in time with the beat exploding directly into her ears from her iPod, and oblivious to the world around her. As men were ogling the ultra mini mini-skirt and the long slender legs that disappeared only just in time under the skimpy material, women were considering the rather showy boob tube, clearly without any cup support and in imminent danger of spilling its contents. She could only have been in her early twenties, but undoubtedly had the confidence of a cat-walk artiste.
Instinct – Susan Rogers
1750 words Animal Story
An unfortunate incident seen from three different perspectives. Two dogs and their owner.
Pip’s story. Something appalling had definitely happened. Tinker must have been really naughty, as I saw her dragged by her collar into the garage and Mammy’s face was etched with stress. I suspected that it had to do with her escaping from our playground. Before we moved to Yorkshire Mammy had had the dog pen built as we were surrounded by sheep farmers and needed to be safe from temptation.