Sunday Photo Fiction – February 18th 2018

This week’s photo is supplied by Sascha Darlington. Thanks Sascha.

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It had once been fields. Then the contractors came and lay down the concrete.
Rumour had it that it would be a new development of cheap homes, but that never happened.
Six years down the line grass was growing between the slabs, and the only thing to suggest its use was a solitary stand and a bus stop.
The council had decided to use it as a Park and Ride, which was welcomed by the city commuters finding it more and more difficult and expensive to park.
The council had better ideas and set up a Park and Ride for the Christmas trade.
It ran every Saturday in December between 10 am and 6 pm. One day a week in a single month for just 2 years. It was shelved because it wasn’t cost-effective.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – February 18th 2018

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Sounds about right, we have several of these disused brown field sites around us, lying disused, while there is a chronic shortage of housing, amenities and parking!

    • The small group of new residents opposite were fuming as their solicitor’s searches didn’t turn up anything to suggest a park and ride scheme of any description. It was hinted that one of the major banks in town was going to buy it for their staff car park and operate their own Park and Ride. The council soon put the kybosh on that with a mountain of red tape so it just got left. It;s still empty I believe.

  2. ceayr says:

    I guess this isn’t fiction?

  3. Michael says:

    This story sounds just about right. I believe anyone wanting to build on green fields should have to pay a very large levy. A levy that is ring fenced to be only used for removing concrete footings.

  4. Seems like a true story unfortunately.

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