Short Story: Al 2

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Written by
Jacqueline Kirk

Narrated by
Helen McAlpine


Follow up to Al


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‘Oh God. Not you again.’

‘Oh come on! I know you’ve missed me!’

‘No I haven’t. In fact I have quite enjoyed the absence of your irritating presence.’

‘Methinks the lady doth protest too much!’

‘Bugger off.’

‘Oh come now, that’s no way to speak to your once best friend! You always used to come to me for help and for a shoulder to cry on. Why are you being so mean?’

‘Because you are a bad influence. I thought you were helping me, thought you had my best interests at heart but instead you led me down this crappy path, telling me in jolly tones that it was the equivalent of the sodding yellow brick road.’

I turned around and faced him. I could almost feel my heart popping out my chest in indignation and anger. Bizarrely he looked as polished and shiny as he had when I had first met him. Untouched. He looked clean and pure but I knew from experience that he was…

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Dennis STONER said "I'm new in 2016 so I don't know if you'll ever read this Jacqueline but the riposte and the counter riposte was so thickly tangible that could almost taste the bitterness and chew on the feelings that flew like daggers between the ex- couple! Thanks for a great audio, helped along magnificently by Helen's Highland tones! Dennis"
7 months ago
David Green said "Not sure whom this story might be unsuitable for, for it is a good story that entertains."
7 years ago
Jacqueline Kirk replied saying "Hi David, thank you very much for your positive comment on Al 2. Was a tad wary of writing it and not sure if people would get it but they're clearly not as daft as me! Am not on this site as much as I would like but when I get the chance I will have a look at what you have written - in the meantime Merry Christmas!"
7 years ago
Jacqueline Kirk said "THANK YOU - Mark, I am new to this so forgive me. Thanks for your positive words. Meant a lot. Ta very muckle (as they say here in the far, far, depths of Scotland! Haha!) ;-)"
7 years ago
Mark Patrick said "Al is alive and well - I prefer this one over the first. Mostly because of the dialogue. Al is lively and needs to get a lot off his chest. I also think this one has more emotion than the first. On the surface, the story seems light-hearted, but I felt more sad when I finished reading it."
7 years ago

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