A special day

Photo prompt curtsy of Dale Rogerson

Stuart with a stethoscope and a dozen student nurses in their uniforms. Cameras clicking. The deed was done. Taxi called. Going to the restaurant, you felt sick, I said turn your hat upside down. Now we are sat in a circle dinning on oriental cuisine.
Time to leave, trains will wait for no one. Destination reached. This is lonely spot. The cool night air invigorates, but the rough track plays havoc with high heels. Farm reached and a cold straw bed and spam sandwiches await. Tomorrow: I promise we will dine at the pub in Edale.

I have spent the last few days printing part of my copious writing, from deep within my computers hard drive. Each piece printed is like a familiar long lost friend. But how did I come to write so much… One particular batch linked together is almost the length of a novel !

Packhorse trail

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Hope the pub is better. I’m a little confused by this, to be honest.



    1. ceayr

      Sorry, Michael, me too

      1. Michael Humphris

        A lesson has been learnt. I was far to cryptic. The nurses where the brides guard of honour

    2. Michael Humphris

      Hi Rochelle, Sorry for the confusion: the nurses are brides guard of honour.

  2. neilmacdon

    Those were the days. Dining out and being sick in your hat

    1. Michael Humphris

      The sick feeling was due to the shock. Ie what had the bride let herself in for.

  3. Dale

    So… one person observing the patrons around him? Or one person with a bunch of thoughts going through his head?

    1. Michael Humphris

      Hi Dale, the later, ie me a writer being far to cryptic. I should have taken more time…The nurses where a brides guard of honour

      1. Dale

        Yeah. Confusing, unfortunately.

        1. Michael Humphris

          Confusing: That’s was my experience of the late nineteen sixties.

  4. Iain Kelly

    Little snippets of a memorable night it seems to me.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Spot on Iain, my wedding day. The nurses where a guard of honour for the bride

  5. granonine

    You’ve certainly made the hideaway an unattractive place, especially with the Spam sandwiches. But good for you, doing all that printing. I certainly hope you have a good supply of in cartridges 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      I also hope that the cartridges last. The farm was damp and cold. The spam, well spam is spam. At least pub had a roaring fire

  6. msjadeli

    I’m glad you found a source of happy surprise and satisfaction in your computer.

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is kind of you. I can’t believe that I have written so much.

      1. msjadeli

        That’s what writers do, Michael 🙂

        1. Michael Humphris

          That is true. But it still surprised me… throughout the first half of my life, I was unable even to write postcards or letters etc. However when I received a word processor [1998] everything changed

  7. Anthony North

    Give me the pub any day.

    1. Michael Humphris

      If only they where open….

  8. draliman

    It sounds like that restaurant is more trouble than it’s worth.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Some restaurants are, but the farmhouse was much much worse.

  9. michaelwynnauthor

    I must admit I needed the expanations to undersatnd it but once I did it worked. Probably just a case of needing more than 100 words.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Micheal, unfortunately I forgot that I was to close to the subject matter. Which you are right about, it did start out at around two hundred words in length. Mike

  10. Sandra

    Sounds like a nice day to remember.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It certainly was a day to remember. Thank you Sandra

  11. Nan Falkner

    Good Diary of a Corona Day! I like it – you are very clever and cute story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Nan

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