The Brokedown Pamphlet

He had fallen for a girl on a hoarding, a bill poster. He was living in a tiny bed-sit close to the office.
He had begun to fantasise and obsess about this alluring young woman in a cocktail dress, advertising a perfume the name of which he wouldn’t be able to remember. The hoarding was directly opposite the window to his room. It was big and imposing and in his isolation his becoming infatuated with her was inevitable.
The advertisements were changed once a month and over the summer he had lived alongside a series of gaudy images encouraging him to eat a particular breakfast cereal, to fly with a certain airline, to think seriously about life insurance, to choose wholegrain to look after his heart.
From the instant that he noticed her, he was mesmerised. After all those bright primary colours, the block capital letters and all those crude…

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5 thoughts on “A TRYST

  1. markrenney1 September 9, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    My good friends and fellow bloggers Chris Nelson and Tony Single have both re- blogged some of my recent work on their own sites. Thank you so much guys I really do appreciate your encouragement and support . I have gained quite a few new visitors/followers and so I thought I would re-post this older story. I apologise to any of you who have already read this. Oh and Christine did the collage. Thanks again Tony and Chris for sticking with me.

    • Tony Single September 10, 2015 / 1:52 pm

      It’s not hard to stick with someone when you admire their work as much as I do (and I suspect Mr Nelson feels the same way). It was a pleasure to read this particular piece again, and Chris’s collage complements it so very well. 🙂

      • markrenney1 September 11, 2015 / 5:22 pm

        Thanks again Tony. Oh and by the way Christine and I have both watched the clip of your stand up routine you really nailed it. Well done.

  2. megdekorne September 11, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Wow Mark ! I love this ! I’m speechless ….I’m going to go read more now ….love , megxxx

    • markrenney1 September 11, 2015 / 5:24 pm

      I’m really pleased Meg! Thank you.

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