Sunday, 11 March 2012

Cover for ebook picture.

About The Three Cask O Beers

These are just five of what I hope will be many more of a series of ‘Ale Tales’, a collection of short stories centred on three friends and their adventures whilst engaging on their favourite activity, visiting pubs in around the City of Leicester in the quest for the perfect pint.  Join their exploits as they struggle to land a pilotless aircraft, take a trip in a hot air balloon during a thunderstorm and find out that there are pubs with no beer.
Enjoy and CHEERS!

The main characters
MIKE: A well loved local character, best renowned for his knowledge of fine ales and the ability to sample most new ones on a good day.
ROBERT: Retired now, he spends his time fiddling with computers when not avoiding his talkative wife or accompanying his pals to their favourite pubs.
CUTHBERT: Better known as Dangler to those that know him best is the third of our trio. He has been blind for a number of years and just able to see the outline of a pint glass for which he has been thankful. He is always accompanied by his faithful dog Boozer, his eyes and some say his brains too.
                     CASK O

A Collection of Ale Tales
                   By Ken P Duddle

Featuring Boozer

An All Seeing All Knowing Dog

There may be more stories added in the future.

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Friday, 24 February 2012

The Hot Air Balloon

By Ken P Duddle

‘It’s a wonderful day for it Dangler'  said Robert as he helped Dangler and his guide dog into Mike’s car.
‘I’ll take your word for that.’ Replied Dangler.
Mike and Robert had arranged for a trip in a hot air balloon and had arranged to pick Dangler up at his house. It was indeed a bright sunny day with a fresh breeze.
A short while later they arrived at the small field where they had arranged to meet their instructor Paul. After loading the balloon with a crate of beer and shown the rudimental of hot air ballooning they cast off.
All was fine until half an hour into the flight when a crisis hit.
‘Oh no,’ Mike cried out, ‘We’ve run out of beer.’
‘I think we have more to worry about Mike, look at the dark sky over there.’ Said Robert
No sooner had he said this than it started to rain, which soon turned into a thunderstorm. The balloon swayed to and fro and lightning lit the sky.
Suddenly a bolt hit the balloon and a spark turned into flames.
‘Man the lifeboats’ Cried Dangler.
‘Grab your parachutes.’ Cried Mike
‘Start praying.’ Cried Robert.
‘Woof woof. Barked Boozer.
The balloon rocked, swayed and rose up and down as it started to descend.
‘Oh look at that wonderful God’s rainbow.’ Remarked Robert as the balloon plummeted earthward.
‘I do believe we are going to crash on the roof of that building over there.’
This turned out to be an accurate statement as a few seconds later the balloon hit the ground, the basket crumbling and throwing the occupants onto the concrete roof.
Mick staggered over to the edge of the building and looked over.
‘Hey lads I think we have been lucky.’
‘Whad’ya mean. Muttered Robert trying to catch his breath.
‘Robert’ said Mike ‘I do believe we have landed on the roof of The Salmon and that skylight there could lead us into the bar.’
‘Well, what are we waiting for,’ said Dangler as he desperately tried to locate Boozers lead, ‘Let’s get in then Stephen should have some new beers to try today. Are you ready Boozer?’
‘Woof woof.’ Barked Boozer as they all climbed through the skylight to encounter what would be a very surprised landlord.
Copyright © Ken P Duddle

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Valentine Day Love

Valentines Day Love

As she walked in to the room
The air filled with the smell of lilacs
Sweet music drifted to my ears
As she walked in to the room.

As she walked in to the room
My heart skipped a thousand beats
My eyes saw the worlds beauty
As she walked in to the room.

As she walked in to the room
Her smile enlightened my day
Her shining hair moved my emotions
As she walked in to the room.

As she walked in to the room
She embraced a young man nearby
My dreams awoke me to reality
As they walked out of the room.

Ken P Duddle © Feb 2012