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Armageddon’s here... in my little village. A thousand souls tucked into the valley awaiting their fate as fire, flood and risk of explosion fills the collective mindspace.

Saturday - the High Street crash as countless police, firefighters and paramedics converged overnight on a garage accidentally ramraided by a drunk driver. Risk of gas explosion prompted wholesale evacuation. Road closed.

Sunday - flooding... down from the water tower on the hill. Burst water main. Road closed.

Monday - two giant fields aflame behind the terraced cottages. Road closed.

What’s next? Pestilence? Quarantine? Brimstone? Locusts? All roads closed?

We really must be an ungodly lot...

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    True story this week. Worried about what we might be going back to tonight on our return from babysitting! 😨

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    Frenchie 6 months ago

    I was going to ask... but then I saw your comment. What a week end, and Monday!

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    It’s got the village Facebook site a-buzzing as the local wits exercise their talents.

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    Frenchie 6 months ago

    Are you sure this was not engineered by the powers to be, just go get publicity for the village? :-D
    Remember, I do like a good conspiracy theory. Too many incidents for being coincidences ( just kidding).

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    Frenchie 6 months ago

    I meant, the powers that be...

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    You might be right there Frenchie. Or it could be work of the famousish comedian who lives a few doors away down the High Street to get some material for his gags. (Or a writer... to get inspiration for a series of drabbles maybe?) I’m a conspiracy theorist too!
    (Like the rhyming last sentence btw)

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    Drew Martyn 6 months ago

    Great stuff neville - I'm wondering if the locusts have made an appearance yet?

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    Thanks Drew. Fortunately our village was spared the locusts although we did get very close to a few locusts while we were grandchildrensitting in Surrey at a theme farm. They were thankfully caged, as were the snakes and scorpions, both of which made our flesh creep, but left the kids unaffected! The dragons were cool though and reminded me of miniature versions of Jeff’s Amethyst!

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    ...of course the grandchildren weren’t caged! It might have kept the little one in check though. 🤔

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    Drew Martyn 6 months ago

    Haha a caged child is a happy child. That;s my theory anyway...
    (not really)

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    What's that old black-and-white British movie with the weird little kids with big eyes? I think it's called "Village Of The Damned" if I'm remembering right. Don't start to worry until you see them!

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Haha! Btw Christopher, I saw a great old b&w movie yet again you might not have seen the other day. The Ladykillers. It’s a film noire and funny. One or two of our British ‘greats’ including Peter Sellers, Heriberto Lom and Alec Guinness and other terrific character actors of the time it in. Worth a look and a chuckle. Gets a 5star rating from the BBC critics.

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