The Suburbs

photo credit: Sign via photopin (license)
photo credit: Sign via photopin (license)

You have seen them all around, they are everywhere.
They follow you when you are walking down the street; they serve you in the supermarket; they take your order in restaurants, muttering curses and incantations if the tip you leave is not big enough.
Of course, they don’t fly around on broomsticks any more, not when a budget airline can get them to most places for a reasonable fee. Few of them have green skin, and with cosmetic surgery reasonably cheap the hairy wart has even gone out of fashion.
They do have a fondness for cats though, four cats or above in a house is a good indicator that there is a likelihood that the light emanating out from beneath your neighbour’s garage door in the dead of night has a magical origin.
You would be naive to think that it is just black magic; most of them are white witches. Fortunately the dark path is usually only undertaken by those who enjoy a hand of bridge or a game of bowls. And your local golf club is likely to be overrun by practitioners of the black arts.
Yes beware the witches, and warlocks, of suburbia.
© 2017 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

Originally published 11 December 2015



5 thoughts on “The Suburbs

  1. Love the story Frank. Great storyline. I’m curious, how do you get your posts to redirect to your site from the reader? I can’t seem to get an answer on this.

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    1. Hi Dara, glad you liked it. It is an old story I’ve dusted off with my broomstick and tidied up a little.
      Not sure I’m understanding what your query is exactly about the reader. Is it how the post looks in the reader?


      1. Thanks Frank, I got it sorted out with the WordPress folks. I like how you have to click to read more of your post on your blog. What’s the point of having a blog if no one has to visit it to read posts, lol! Thanks.

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