Trolley Armageddon and Free Short Stories

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I’m in the middle of my launch tour for Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight, and absolutely loving it! Party time! It’s fantastic connecting with new readers and friends on all the blogs, and also hearing from people who have suffered the same as Donna has. I’ll introduce you to all my very kind hosts when the tour wraps up on the 31st.

I’m very late logging on today because I had to go to town, and having committed the unforgivable sin of forgetting to buy ice cream in the first place, there would have been no peace otherwise. Then I spotted a thing – and then another thing – you know how it goes.

When I headed out the door I was accosted by a guy in a store uniform who very firmly insisted that he’d be pushing my trolley to the car. I said no and tried to hang on to it because I have my usual lovely old guy, who always hangs around the parking lot trying to earn a couple of bucks helping people wheel and pack their groceries, and he tells the best kind of stories. He was stronger than I though, and wrestled my trolley away, with me, and very soon my usual trolley guy too, in hot pursuit. Finally at the car a war had begun with a fairly loud argument, choice swearwords and the shaking of fists. I thought I’d just get a pic of the warriors for my blog – as you do – but the minute I aimed my phone at them, the trolley fell over – pushing me into reverse. Fortunately I’d already opened the back hatch so my bum hit nice soft car carpet instead of tarmac, but I didn’t get my fight scene shot at all.

Checkers

Totally ruined my photo opportunity, and I wasn’t inclined to take another, so all I got was that pole with some weird objects flying through the air – I think one’s a bird but the other behind the pole isn’t – I cropped it and it just looks like a creepy thing. Poor trolley guys were mortified though, and I mortified them further laughing my head off while they scrambled around making sure that nothing had tumbled out of the trolley. I really love my beautiful, funny Africa. Then I had to go back in because I’d forgotten the ice-cream again, so I took this lovely pic of a trolley for you instead.

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For those of you who fancy a short read and haven’t already got these, my two Fly Birdie and The Visitation are free from now until the 30th December.

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26 thoughts on “Trolley Armageddon and Free Short Stories

    The Story Reading Ape said:
    December 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    The title says it all – THANKS JO 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 5:00 am

      Pleasure and THANK YOU Chris! There should have been werewolves and snowglobes too. 😀 😀 XXXX

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    cicampbell2013 said:
    December 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Lol! Sounds like you had fun!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 5:01 am

      I did. 😀 Venturing out around here is always a little nuts. X

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    Jack Eason said:
    December 26, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Ah the trials and tribulations of physically shopping. I’m really glad I do all of mine online Jo 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 5:02 am

      All of it Jack? Beer and cheese too? Cool! 😀

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    Jack Eason said:
    December 26, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    No matter what country you live in, visiting the supermarket is exactly the same. In this case – chaos. 😉

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    michaelphelps1 said:
    December 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Very Interesting . . . glad I don’t have to shop!

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    Mark Myers said:
    December 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Two good reads, Jo. I enjoyed both a great deal! Better luck on your next trip to the store.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 5:05 am

      Thank you Mark! Venturing out is always good for some kind of action around here. X

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    December 26, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Oh the adventures one has when one leaves the house. 😉

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 5:06 am

      It’s generally safer for the world out there for me to stay in. 😀

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    Jet Eliot said:
    December 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    This is a great Africa story, made me smile, Jo. 😄

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 5:07 am

      Thank you Jet. It’s one of a kind this old continent – love it! 😀

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    olganm said:
    December 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Great story. Shame about the photo though….And good luck with the book!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 5:08 am

      It would have been a cool shot too, instead of the big blue sky. Thank you Olga! 🙂

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    teagan geneviene said:
    December 26, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Jo, you’re a trouper. I would have been freaked out. But then… intentions around her are not usually so good. Loved the telling of it though. And the store looks quite festive. 😀 Hugs!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 5:10 am

      Thank you Teagan! Further in the store it looked like it had been invaded by cheese eating zombies though – the shoppers of Christmas day must have been an epic lot. HUGS! 😀

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    ghostmmnc said:
    December 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Great story…glad you landed in the car and not the pavement! Love seeing the pictures 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks! I’m also glad that I was so close to the car or I would have been woman down and a nice soft landing for the trolley. 🙂

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    Christy Birmingham said:
    December 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Ohhh forgetting the ice cream,,,, eeeek!!! 😀

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    theowllady said:
    December 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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