Jan 13th – The answer rested quietly inside the belly of the broomstick

January 13th – The answer rested quietly inside the belly of the broomstick

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‘Another pint?’

‘Go on then.’

‘So, what were you saying?’

‘When?’

‘Just then. Before you went to the bar. About that thing.’

‘That thing?’

‘Yeah. You know. That thing.’

‘Ah. The thing. The answer?’

‘Yeah. The answer.’

‘OK. So I was saying that, apparently, the answer rested quietly inside the belly of the broomstick.’

‘Do broomsticks have bellies?’

‘What do you think?’

‘No. Because – well, because they’re broomsticks.’

‘And?’

‘And – well, they’re sticks, aren’t they? And sticks are – you know – sticky.’

‘Sticky?’

‘Stick like. They’re like sticks. Because they’re sticks. Essentially.’

‘Essentially?’

‘Yeah. Essentially.’

‘And so?’

‘Well, it’s bollocks, isn’t it? The answer being inside the belly of the broomstick. Because – well, if I was going to look for an answer anywhere, it wouldn’t be inside a broomstick.’

‘Exactly.’

‘So what did you say that for then, anyway?’

‘Quoted.’

‘What?’

‘Quoted. I quoted it. I didn’t say it. Well, I said it, but it wasn’t my words. I quoted someone else’s. I’m hardly likely to be spouting that bollocks myself, am I?’

‘I wouldn’t have thought so.’

‘Well, you’d be right.’

‘So what did you say it for, anyway?’

‘As an example.’

‘An example?’

‘Yeah.’

‘Of what?’

‘Of what can happen.’

‘When?’

‘When these things appear, and you have to talk about them.’

‘Is that what we’re doing?’

‘Yeah.’

‘So you say something bollocks like – and I quote – The answer rested quietly inside the belly of the broomstick – and we talk about it?’

‘Like we are doing.’

‘Like we are doing. I guess we are. Why is it quiet?’

‘Fucked if I know. Pint?’

‘Yeah, go on then.’

 

Inspired by a prompt from here

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