Saturday, July 23, 2005

WE LOVE EACH OTHER - Strangeways Special

Reprinted with no permission from The Guardian Weekend Suppliment 23/07/05

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THE WEEKEND MAGAZINE: You all knew it was coming.

Beryl & Donald Strangeway

Beryl He was always far more ambitious than the others. During his tenure as lab assistance at Munterton Life Sciences he won morally ambiguous experimenter of the year award four years running. I think I was always more proud of him and his achievements than he ever was. I was very angry when he was fired from Munterton Life Sciences for conducting morally ambiguous experiments.

Donald She is my rock, She has held the family together throughout all our difficult periods; my father dying of ‘unnatural causes', the time we had our first horrific ‘cellar outbreak’, and not least of all, my sister’s breakdown, triggered possibly by my 30th birthday gift to her. She is generous to a fault, she accommodates all my various genetic experiments and the never-ending visit from our doubtful guest. She had always wanted a Son, and I had always had a fascination with human reproductive cloning. The answer was simple. Craig Taylor


Karen said...


Nice touch, there, getting fired after winning awards for the morally ambiguous experiments. :)

Sniffy said...

Brilliant! How long have you had this planned? I wonder how much persuading it took The Guardian to feature the Strangeways.

Love it, Herge.

Herge Smith said...

It took some persuading - what with this couple not being a pair of insufferable cunts and all.

How long had I been planning it? From Thursday when the interweb went down on me (oi oi).

edwaado said...

So the boy's a clone eh?

Herge Smith said...

Let's just say, he's a chip off the ol' bloke.

MHN for short said...

Intriguing yet creepy all at the same time. That's not an easy balance. Well done! I love how the tree's shape mirrors the shape of the Trifid. :-)

Faltanus said...

all i can say is WOW! absolutely brilliant and so many questions answered. of course so many questions raised as well.

Rowan said...

Ah, so the hints keep coming....getting more & more confused as strangeways goes on, is that the point?