Waiting for the letter

It was Book Week this week at the Falcon Academy. Come as a character in a story the notice in the_Weapon’s communication journal read.

These things send a chill through my spine as I try to imagine how these events can unfold without the_weapon and I ending up having to meet with the Academy’s Psychologist / Counsellor.

The day comes and the kids are there in the sort of garb you’d expect: pirates, witches, a ninja.  I thought there would be more Harry Potters but they were very few on the ground.  So what did my son go as?


He recently read a children’s edition of H.G.Wells ‘The Time Machine’ so he went as a MORLOCK he even had a business card to hand out to anyone that asked


Apex predator of 8,028th century

it was a dull white, and had strange large greyish-red eyes; also that there was flaxen hair on its head and down its back” – H.G Wells The Time Machine

One of his class mates -an odious youth, the sort who presents a charming face to his superiors but beneath dwells a sneer for any he does not consider his circle, asked in a dismissive tone

“A Morlock, why’d you want to be that”?

The_Weapon, chewing a large chicken drumstick that we had negotiated as a suitable substitute for long pork, turned to look him in the eye and said loud enough for all to hear:

“I’d rather be predator than prey,…..Eloi”.

So here I am waiting for the letter from the principle to attend a meeting to discuss my child’s choice of interests,




  1. Barnes, if it makes you feel better, the nephews exclaimed in front of their Principle “We’re going to Uncle Bangars, he’s got guns and knives and swords”. My letter still hasn’t arrived.
    PS kudos to the weapon that there is a fine example of psychological warfare.

    • I suspected you’d be the ‘Cool’ uncle.

  2. Well goddam done, sir. Points to that young lad.

    • I imagine you have experienced similar feelings on opening missives from the school

  3. Nice! Boy’s got a point-Everybody plays the cowboy. No one plays one of the herd of cattle.

    • Damn lack of Cowboy characters as well.

      Next year I’ll try to get him to go as a brown coat.

  4. Huzzah for the Weapon! Hope he enjoyed chowing down on some of that nice fat Eloi.

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