Big Bee flung open the door to his bunker and glared!
He was a trifle red around the gills.
“What’s up now?” asked Teigue-the Fool.
“Bloody cops, charging and arresting a group of defenceless women!” raged Big Bee.
“Applying your ‘laws’ you mean?”
Big Bee shot Teigue a ‘don’t mess with me in this mood’ sort of look,
which Teigue, as was his wont, completely ignored,
“All protests should be equal before the law,” he smiled.
Big Bee started to growl, menacingly.
“But don’t worry,” continued Teigue, “I have a solution.”
“You do?” said Big Bee, suspiciously.
“Let’s hear it then…”
“Given that a policeman, sorry, ‘police person’, has been arrested for the murder of the woman whose death has sparked this latest peaceful protest…”
“And that the murder took place after six-pee-em…”
“We just need a curfew for all police officers after that time to make the streets safe for all women!”
Big Bee buried his head in his hands and started to sob, quietly…
A Questionable Science
Love and Death in the Time of COVID
by Stuart France and G. Michael Vasey
‘The Gallows and Gibbet Inn’, proclaimed the sign, which singular nominal ought really to have aroused, if not my shackles then, at least my suspicions.
Too late, Anu was already tugging me over the threshold into the warmth, and the light, and the sound of voices, and music…
…They were all in there!
Black Jack Davey… Teigue-the-Fool… The Miller’s Son… The Sorcerer’s Apprentice… H.R.H. the Lord of the Elements, and one-hundred-and-one other far less savoury characters.
Most of them in their cups. Reprobates all! And what a tale they had to tell.
If you have ever wondered why all the public houses are shut.
You had better pull up a chair…
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