Johnny Frugal – Michele Ranger – 1500 words (Mystery / Romance)
Tired of society and its expectations Johnny has walked the streets and hills of Sussex for twenty years, fending for himself and taking nothing that isn't free. With oysters in his belly and the purest water at his lips, Johnny's world turns upside-down when Mother Nature plays a trick of the light that stirs Johnny's heart, and changes everything.
They say you should never start by describing the weather. No dramatic sunsets; no storms battering ancient shutters on deserted moorland farmhouses. The state of the prevailing wind is tedious and distracting – apparently - regardless of how well it sets the scene. As an aged storyteller it’s a rule to which I’d normally adhere, but ye Gods, the sky that greeted me an hour after I awoke this morning chilled my very soul. The sky was green.
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