Past Ideas Free

A RATTLER’S TALE mini mag
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

PAST NOW: A figment of imagination? He was inclined to be vulnerable as his past lives came. But as the therapist died, he knew he was a serial killer.

Ideas absent
Screen activity absent
Why was this App sent?

FREE: No such thing as a free lunch? I never believed it, so I went to one. Okay, they were strange and I was wrong. I never even got to eat me.

Wear Where

A RATTLER’S TALE poem
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

Modern fashion I often dread,
It appears such a slender thread,
Where do they wear it? I haven’t a clue,
Maybe they really need two;
And even then you can go very pale,
Wondering if it fits on head or tail;
But it seems to me they really pay,
For items that let bits go astray

Bond Rising Brexit

ANTHONY NORTH’S
EYE ON THE WORLD

Pappa Razzi says: Survey of best Bond confirms Sean Connery is tops. Roger Moore didn’t make top 3. I liked Roger, but he wasn’t Bond – thug in a tuxedo. He was The Saint. Too slick.

Polly Ticks says: Brexit talks in balance. UK/France on immigration. Prize? Fisheries. It’ll go better with Spain. All Spain quarantine lifted for agreement on Gibraltar.

Philip Osophy says: Unemployment rising fast in UK. People panicking. I’m not – remember the 70s. 3m unemployed, 25% inflation & a pandemic of IRA bombs & nukes.

Dark Planet Moment

A RATTLER’S TALE mini mag
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

In a moment, born
Progression of moments, life
In a moment, gone

PLANET FALL: The starship didn’t stay long on Plausible. All that could be done, the people did. Replicators rebuilt the planet after each destruction.

Dark matter absent
The Cosmos won’t play our math
Grey matter confused

Corbyn Police Shut

ANTHONY NORTH’S
EYE ON THE WORLD

Polly Ticks says: Corbyn accuses party officials of sabotaging the election. Nothing can be his fault. He must be a god. I’ve often heard people say ‘oh, god’ regarding him.

Guru Tony says: So often now the ‘people’ turn on the Police. First sign of law & order breaking down? Who’s fault? The idiots who, decades ago, took Police out of the community.

Dr Illya Ness says: Shutting down the NHS to deal principally with Covid was great for PR, but, it seems, disastrous for health of the nation, as the reality of delays hits home.

Mother Earth

A RATTLER’S TALE poem
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

All around, above, below,
From the soil to sky aglow,
Mother Earth takes care of all,
But so often we’re not enthralled;
We forgot when we thought we could lord,
That to her we have an umbilical cord;
We break this link at our peril,
When we become the eco-Devil

Hiroshima and More

ANTHONY NORTH’S
EYE ON THE WORLD

Polly Ticks says: Bank of England says economic recovery Will be quicker than expected. Of course it will! The basic business structure and consumers are still there.

Major de Ranger says: On 75th anniversary of Hiroshima fears grow that Japan is talking about their own nukes. With the rise of China and U.S. uncertainty they may have no choice.

Guru Tony says: English immigration to delight us. Forget quotas, etc. Over a dozen families have been accepted and given homes. Beavers were extinct here, but no more!

Uselessly Hollow

A RATTLER’S TALE mini mag
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

It is useless now
The answer is in the word
Why don’t we use less?

HOLLOW: He had to banish horror from his life – be pure, no nightmares, terrors, evil. And he became the Hollow Man.

Frights unlimited
When enough terrors in life
No one reads horror

Beirut Doctor Covid

ANTHONY NORTH’S
EYE ON THE WORLD

Major de Ranger says: The devastating Beirut blast is a tragedy, but also a reminder for a young generation. It was the size of a very small nuclear blast, minus the radiation. Don’t go there again.

Dr Illya Ness says: Doctors told not to give painkillers to people with chronic pain without a medical condition. I agree, but pain has a reason. Delete ‘without’ – insert ‘we don’t know yet’.

Pappa Razzi says:Let’s make it very clear what caused the Manchester restrictions – our randy youth. Covid as STD. Don’t burst your ‘bubble’. Have sex, kill a granny – or: say no; save lives.

Thought Story

A RATTLER’S TALE Mini mag
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

A THOUGHT … I’m not tech savvy & talk myself thru procedures on the computer. I’m fed up of saying ‘delete’. How about ‘exterminate?’ I feel more a Dalek than Cyberman.
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Science, religion
Ways of thinking poles apart
Mystery between
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MY STORY: It was my story but it just didn’t seem to go right. Life’s a harsh writer and I ended up crumpled, like a discarded piece of paper by the typewriter.