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B.1.617.2

I read a lot of fantasy and dystopian fiction but I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that I’d be living in one. The writer certainly knows how to keep the plot fresh with exciting cliffhangers!

One Wednesday our Prime Minister, the wondrously blond Churchillian wannabe Boris Johnson, portentously announced that we’d have a public enquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic which will start in 2022.

Perhaps BJ was a tad optimistic, because from what I’m reading the present chapter, ‘Road To Normality,’ is barreling towards a doozy of a cliffhanger… and yes! Here it comes!

The Indian Variant: B.1.617.2. Possibly 50% more transmissible and running rife in the north of England.

There are two types of writers:
‘The Outliner,’ like J. K. Rowling, who carefully outlines their entire story before they begin writing; and ‘The Pantser,’ who sits down and writes what comes. Stephen King is a pantser, and you can’t deny he writes very good horror.

As a pantser myself I am hoping that at some point in the future I’ll be able to turn the last page and put the book away. But until we get to the climax – where it dawns on our politicians that we all live on a small planet in the middle of nowhere, and countries, and religion, and ethnicity, and wealth are irrelevant when it comes to viruses – it’s looking bleak.

Heaven forbid there’s a sequel.

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State of my nation

It’s been so long since I’ve blogged that I have almost forgotten how. Since 2013 – my last missive – WordPress has changed, too. So much more control over one’s posts, ergo more scope for frittering with different font sizes, drop caps, etc. W00T!

I’ve moved; from Sussex to Wales, though I’m still not sure if migrating from a flat near the sea-front to a cottage in the middle of nowhere was a sensible decision. It seemed so at the time, but then hindsight is such a marvelous toy.

Here’s a song about it: ‘The Wilds of Wales‘ and an interesting fact: WordPress now seems to demand dosh to let you post audio or video. Since I’m presently brassic there is no neat and nifty embedded audio player for you to click on. Instead, the link takes you to a page on Bandcamp. It’s free to hear and download, so do your worst. In fact the whole album ‘48 Hour Album Volume 3‘ is worth a listen. It was a project run by The Bard of Worthing. 48 hours to write, record, and upload a song. Since I’ve never lived in Worthing (though it is in Sussex), maybe it was a bit cheeky to take part. But in the days of lock-down there’s not a lot else to do and he seemed happy.

Hey ho.