“That’ll learn ’em!” announced Big Bee with something approaching relish.
“That’ll teach who?” inquired Teigue-the-Fool disinterestedly.
“The Nay-Sayers, that’s who,” Big Bee was clearly in bullish mood, “All our boys are out, in
double-quick time, two days before the deadline.”
“What were they doing there in the first place?” drawled Teigue.
“Peace-Keepers!” said Big Bee.
“What, at the behest of War Criminal Kom-Rad Bear?” said Teigue.
“Well, yes and no,” conceded Big Bee, if concession could be equivocal, “Kom-Rads Bear
and Tush, I’d say.”
“Kom-Rad Tush? Kom-Rad Tush?” said Teigue.
“That’s ‘arse’ to you!” said Big Bee.
“If the cap fits,” said Teigue-the-Fool and jangled his bells…
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 were shut.
You had better pull up a chair…
Get on the right side of history before it is too late!