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Pre-Gentle Detox Short Story – Albert, The Perfect Candidate!


It’s a new year again. Resolutions don’t work. How about life style change? Sally’s lead-in to next week’s ‘detox’ post is entertaining and hints at horror.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Ahead of next week’s Gentle Detox which is designed to lead you into a healthier and lighter lifestyle for 2015 – here is a little story about the world in the not too distant future!  I am mean I know…….

Albert, The Perfect Candidate

On Friday night, Albert sat in the white walled room, his eyes closed against the glare from the fluorescent lighting and his hands over his ears to shut out the infernal racket from the wall-mounted television. He did not have to watch the screen to see what images it displayed. Twenty-four hours a day, it brought the fear and disasters of the world into each room in every house and workplace around the country. Terrorism, financial and natural catastrophes and of course superbugs were all guaranteed to make the headlines. He shook his head. Where did all the ‘good news’ stories go?

His mobile telephone had…

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

15 thoughts on “Pre-Gentle Detox Short Story – Albert, The Perfect Candidate!

  1. I cancelled my cable about 18 months ago. I can tell you that most of the time it’s a blessing, to not have broadcast TV…
    Happy New Year, Tess. Hugs! 😀


    • I put my TV on Sundays when I have downtime to read and watch a movie. There’s not much interesting on it for years since those dumb reality shows began. 😦

      Cancelling cable saves money too. 😀 😀


  2. Well don’t I want to cancel tv, internet, build my cabin and go live in another time!


  3. That is frightening. I wonder…


  4. Animal testing had become redundant… it. Using humans as it should have been from the get go. I keep up with the news, better the devil I know than not know. Letting bad news vet to you is a matter of choice. My resolution this year is to work at making 2015 better, not sitting back while it hapoens. I lkke some of TV and reading. Don’t like it all and don’t read or watch what I don’t. I am going to try my best to eat better and exercise more. Being realistuc about and setting myself up for failure. I hope we all find ways to make our lives better and better for others as well.


  5. What a terrific, scary story. Scary because it’s so ‘right on.’ From the beginning, with the TV blasting, I got a bad feeling about what’s up for this guy. (A true horror story would be if we could never turn the TV off – how I dislike it much of the time….)


  6. Tess, thanks so much for reblogging this – loved it! Best ~ HuntMode

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