Short Fews 2

By Richard G. Stevens

Short stories | eBook


This book is a riot! Each of the 8 stories includes an act of rebellion from boss-baiting, to doctor-denigrating and manager-manoeuvring with a liberal dose of police-persecuting. Put simply, doing what many people would be reluctant to do and, as symbolised by the mocking bird, to hell with the consequences. Put someone in a uniform and the person is subsumed into the character of the uniform. Some of the tales in this book relate to our dear friends in the police. I have had some good policeman friends – there was once a policewoman I had as a friend and she was my friend it is true, but it was the ‘full with benefits’ part of the package she baulked at. All went well at first but after a while I thought she was being unreasonable. She had told me herself about chasing after a man and pinning him down whilst on duty. Now I have to admit she was damned good at the pinning down business, but try as I might she refused to pin me down whilst sporting her uniform. I thought she was being miserable – she thought I was perverted. Up until then I had always wondered exactly what the term ‘perverting the course of justice’ meant. Anyway, it signalled the end of a short but potentially interesting union. It would never have led anywhere and I guess the ‘uniform’ thing just tipped the balance enough to stop her kidding herself it might. Something that has always intrigued me is the donning of the corporate cloak; take any reasonable individual and put him or her in a position of authority and you have a very different being. It’s the same in almost any walk of life – the person will be transformed into something so different that it’s frightening. Every time I have some bombastic ‘jobs-worth’ telling me why such-and-such must or must not be done, I wonder whether family members would be treated in the same contemptuous manner. I heard about a policeman who gave his own father a speeding ticket – that must be the ultimate subsumption, but such corporate veils don’t just apply to the police, as you will see.


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This book is a riot! Each of the 8 stories includes an act of rebellion from boss-baiting, to doctor-denigrating and manager-manoeuvring with a liberal dose of police-persecuting. Put simply, doing what many people would be reluctant to do and, as symbolised by the mocking bird, to hell with the consequences. Put someone in a uniform and the person is subsumed into the character of the uniform. Some of the tales in this book relate to our dear friends in the police. I have had some good policeman friends – there was once a policewoman I had as a friend and she was my friend it is true, but it was the ‘full with benefits’ part of the package she baulked at. All went well at first but after a while I thought she was being unreasonable. She had told me herself about chasing after a man an...


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Somerset born, with more than 20 years aeronautical/defence experience, followed by stints in different education sectors. I enjoy bringing these and my pilot experiences, plus a love of all things mechanical, into my writing. My first exposure to `writing` was as editor of an apprentice magazine, not a stellar beginning, but it fired a beneficial interest throughout my career. As a retired polyglot and polymath, I remain just able to bring a wealth of experience from my 60-odd years to the world of authorship.


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Somerset born, with more than 20 years aeronautical/defence experience, followed by stints in different education sectors. I enjoy bringing these and my pilot experiences, plus a love of all things mechanical, into my writing. My first exposure to `writing` was as editor of an apprentice magazine, not a stellar beginning, but it fired a beneficial interest throughout my career. As a retired polygl...


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