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Heartstone
by Dusti Rodes
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“I ain’t always been in England, yer know! Me ‘n’ the Guvnor travelled, we has! ‘Specially back in the dark days when that Austrian housepainter ‘ad ideas above his station. Everybody ‘ad ‘to do their bit’ for King and Country, didn’t we? ‘Course, it was difficult for the Guvnor then, ‘im being a pacifist an’ all. But being a “thespian, darling!” we were soon engrossed with the concert parties entertaining the troops all over the place, to boost morale, whatever that meant! It was while was out there in Africa/ Burma/ Singapore, whatever; (I can’t exactly remember which nowadays), was when we first met up with that cove, Muisman. Strange geezer, he was. Reckoned on making ‘is living as a ‘writer’ when the war was over. Thought he’d use ‘is experiences for material if ‘e lived that is. Came across this the other day, reminded me abat ‘im. Nice to see that ‘e finally got ‘is wish abat bein’ a writer!
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“I ain’t always been in England, yer know! Me ‘n’ the Guvnor travelled, we has! ‘Specially back in the dark days when that Austrian housepainter ‘ad ideas above his station. Everybody ‘ad ‘to do their bit’ for King and Country, didn’t we? ‘Course, it was difficult for the Guvnor then, ‘im being a pacifist an’ all. But being a “thespian, darling!” we were soon engrossed with the concert parties entertaining the troops all over the place, to boost morale, whatever that meant! It was while was out there in Africa/ Burma/ Singapore, whatever; (I can’t exactly remember which nowadays), was when we first met up with that cove, Muisman. Strange geezer, he was. Reckoned on making ‘is living as a ‘writer’ when the war was over. Thought he’d use ‘is experiences for material if ‘e lived that is. Came across this the other day, reminded me abat ‘im. Nice to see that ‘e finally got ‘is wish abat bein’ a writer!
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Tez Potter
"It suffices to say that I like many others of my acquaintance are looking forward to actually reading more of this story." This seems to also include Simon Regan from Yours2Read who emailed "I have to say that it had me hooked within the first few sentences! Well written, excellent sense of pace, and simply an engaging read. But ... It's not a self-contained short story. I came to the end and it was worse than a cliff-hanger! It just finished, mid air. Is there a follow-on part? It looks as if it's leading up to something, a real tale, but 'there ain't nuffin more! Is there any chance you'll add to it? ...
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