When Harry Went Silly

When Harry said he was going to build a fence to keep the fog out, people thought he was mad.

In the winter of 1993 they were proved right.
Harry was certified insane. His friends left. His family forgot him.

No fog has been seen since.

Today, in a field in Leicester, a piece of land (no bigger than our back gardens together) is fenced off into a slightly wonky rectangle. Inside this quirky quadrant stands a Silver Birch, 7 sheep (sometimes 6 – Gary often goes walkabout) and a small patch of fog roaming – searching for an exit.


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57 thoughts on “When Harry Went Silly

  1. appropriateadult says:

    You really do venture into unknown territory. Such a shame the Goon Show has finished, you’d be perfect for the writing team. Fog chickens at the ready.

    Oh, loved it by the way. Especially Gary. Half day?!

    1. MrBinks says:

      In my head (which also has plenty of room for fog to roam around), I saw Harry’s silliness such that he failed in his quest to keep it out.

  2. storydivamg says:

    Fun stuff, Mr. Binks! I have to admit that title is what drew me in this week. Your story actually delivered more than the title promised. I did find “slightly wonky triangle” and “quirky quadrant” a tad redundant but nothing that some careful editing on your part later can’t fix.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

    1. MrBinks says:

      I had 5 words to use up 😉 I have to hit the 100 mark each week or I feel I’ve failed. I think (whilst I like quirky quadrant) those phrases would have been chopped had the 100 words not been met.

      Glad you still enjoyed it though.

  3. patriciaruthsusan says:

    Mr. Binks, This was hilarious, everything from the titile to the “slightly wonky triangle” to Gary the walkabout sheep. It was creative to make a character of the piece of fenced-in fog. Very well written. XD —Susan

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