When one of his more able pupils declared an intention to pursue a career in ‘Meejah Studies,’ Mr Penworthy tried to deflect him into ‘Library Sciences’.
“Nah, I fough’ ‘bou’ i’ Sir; but ‘snot fer me. I’s a communicay’ah.”
Mr Penworthy, now long-since retired, pours a sherry, and turns on the television.
“An dat’s da end of da news,
did it give yous all the blues?
Fer a lickle bit more sorrow,
fink ‘bout comin’ back tomorrow…”
The all too familiar face of the news-rapper fades, as heavy-metal music segues into adverts.
Mr Penworthy sighs; the sooner he’s out of this life the better.
The blue frog has today put in a rare appearance on Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers page, or at least it was there when I looked ten minutes ago. I communicated with the nice lady at Inlinkz 😦 It’s all WordPress’ fault, apparently. The fact that the problem only started when we were required to ‘sign in’ to Inlinkz has nothing to do with it. Clearly, she says, WordPress instigated some change at the same time. There’s even less point in trying to locate the elusive ‘Happiness Engineer’ at WordPress – life is too short. After a week of trying to understand this problem, the inability to leave a ping-back from my own site and Firefox’s repeated nervous breakdowns, I’ve had it with computers for a while. I’m not even going to try to leave a blue frog on my page today …