Thursday, 4 February 2016

Inspired but not sure GK Chesterton would be amused.

I was watching Father Brown on tv last night, my son, who had been on his laptop, shut it down and started watching too. My husband joined us just as a character was discovered dead. Nothing unusual in that considering the stories involve murder but what was unfortunate was the character's name and where he died. That led to much hilarity and the penning of a silly story - let me explain.

The character was Edward but everybody called him Ned. Ned was discovered on his bed with a gunshot wound to his head - Can you see where this is going? You're right -so here it is the story of Ned's demise courtesy of my teenage son, will bits lobbed in by my husband (and, okay I admit it, me too).

Ned's dead in his bed, shot in the head.
It must be said that he did bled red (yes I know that's not good grammar but it fitted)
He was found by Ted after the killer fled.
If you want to take the body, first lightly tread, after being fed a slice of bread.
Take the body on a sled and hide it in the shed.

Complete silliness, but it kept us entertained. Whilst all authors are pleased if their work inspires others to write I'm not sure GK Chesterton would agree - so to him, I apologise.

The series is well worth watching, although I may only watch from now on whilst I'm alone.