It’s been ten million, two hundred and forty eight thousand, four hundred and eighty seven minutes and nineteen seconds since Webster Gray left the walls of his rented flat. However this morning something different is happening. Though Webster Gray remains not only perfectly content but adamantly resolute he will never again venture into the outside world, his own body has other ideas and makes a powerful break for freedom.
Mary’s husband always said she had too much imagination. Well it doesn’t do any harm… or does it? Mary is a resident in a retirement home full of activities and ‘foreign’ staff. It’s Mother’s Day, and Mary looks through cards from her distant children as she muses on her life. Short and touching audio monologue written and performed by Fiz Marcus
Saki’s Unrest Cure. Hector Hugh Munro wrote under the pen name of Saki. He was born in 1870 in British Burma and brought up in Devonshire from the age of 2, by two maiden aunts. They apparently hated each other and would compete to be each more strict and fierce with the child than the other. This may account for some of the cruelty of some of his stories. In 1914 he enlisted as a private, he never really came to terms with authority, but nonetheless he was promoted to Sargent and was killed by a snipers bullet in 1916. His last words, recorded by a fellow solider, were; “put that bloody cigarette out” followed by the sound of a shot. His dark comic stories are his lasting legacy.