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Time for another great Gransnet story!

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 17-Mar-20 10:39:32

William Shakespeare is one of several writers who produced great works when stuck behind closed doors (he was in quarantine when he wrote King Lear.)

With our own 'Fifty Shades of Grey Hair' - see classics for the thread - firmly in mind, we thought it might be time for us to gather together and write a new great work between us. Who wants to start?!

Gaunt47 Tue 17-Mar-20 14:19:57

It's such a long way home, he thought as he trudged along the dark and desolate high street.

chicken Tue 17-Mar-20 14:26:53

The empty shops were black caves except one a few yards further on which showed a dim flickering light. He reached it and looked in and-

NanKate Tue 17-Mar-20 14:39:49

Found a number of GN members, laughing, drinking, and messing about. 🥳

DanniRae Tue 17-Mar-20 14:40:09

Saw that it was a sweet shop. He knew that his wife loved sweets so he.........

Mamissimo Tue 17-Mar-20 14:41:15

A shiver ran through his body. Three men were behind the counter, huddled round a ledger, a battered cash box and a....

Calendargirl Tue 17-Mar-20 14:51:18

Gigantic box of Quality Street.
He thought “Please, please, not the green triangles!!!”

AGAA4 Tue 17-Mar-20 15:05:05

But then he realised these weren't men as he had first thought but strange beings, who had noticed him and were giving him hostile looks

Calendargirl Tue 17-Mar-20 15:08:55

Their mouths were just big round holes, and chocolate was smeared all around their faces, if faces they were.

fourormore Tue 17-Mar-20 15:10:04

They were indeed Gransnetters!

AGAA4 Tue 17-Mar-20 15:11:41

They gave him a menacing look and said "do you want one?"

Gaunt47 Tue 17-Mar-20 15:12:01

They greeted him warmly, come and join us they chortled, we've always got room for a good looking young man.

libra10 Tue 17-Mar-20 15:18:11

But you must bring gifts for the forum.

"What have you got?" they asked, as he sat down.

CherryCezzy Tue 17-Mar-20 15:23:44

I've only got some Kendal mint cake on me but I can ring my best mate and he can bring his very particular talents. Shall I ring him, he's a very nice guy, works as a stripper?

Jane10 Tue 17-Mar-20 15:25:04

A paint stripper. Any of you need any work done?

Calendargirl Tue 17-Mar-20 15:26:32

“You mean ‘paint’ stripper?

Calendargirl Tue 17-Mar-20 15:27:12

X post Jane10 !

Calendargirl Tue 17-Mar-20 15:28:08

“Well, I could do with an eyebrow lift”

threexnanny Tue 17-Mar-20 16:21:38

He's an expert in his line and clears up after.

Oopsadaisy3 Tue 17-Mar-20 16:30:26

They all fell silent, the wind was now howling around the windows. Suddenly there was a crash and the candles fluttered and died.

Arghhhhhhhhh

CherryCezzy Tue 17-Mar-20 17:02:31

Good grief! There's gooey, sticky fondant everywhere!! Quick, where's the soap, we're all covered in the stuff!

Calendargirl Tue 17-Mar-20 18:06:21

“There is no soap! What can we use instead?

Maybelater2020 Tue 17-Mar-20 19:04:03

In charged three enormous Great Danes

Calendargirl Tue 17-Mar-20 19:10:06

They had little barrels round their necks, copying St. Bernard’s, but instead of rum, the barrels contained bars of Pears and Wrights Coal Tar soap.

threexnanny Tue 17-Mar-20 19:21:46

The St. Bernards were slobbering so much the soap bubble -up immediately.