Wednesday, October 23, 2019


imagination is sparked by an Ethrick Brown Novel. Book with images exploding from it

Read Scottish thrillers with great plots and laugh out loud humour


This weeks prompt inspired other writers to tell morbid tales about murders and drownings. I opted for something else but it will probably still leave a bad taste in your mouth.


Still water

I’m more of a beer man but I can see the attraction of drinking something as pure as ice, cold, still water. The problem I have is that it’s not that pure. I get the healthy balance thing and I know it can be a very refreshing drink. It is also essential to our wellbeing. It accounts for up to 90% of some earthly organisms and 70% of an average humans body weight is water. Obviously it’s not pure two-part Hydrogen and one-part oxygen water, its full of other compounds like calcium chloride, magnesium sulphate, potassium and sodium bicarbonates to name but a few. Funnily enough bottled water has the same extra ingredients but where does it come from? Some scientists claim it was carried to earth by meteors and comets that originated from the icy kuipar belt which surrounds us in the far flung reaches of our solar system. Others argue it came from the core of the earth where it lies in massive ringwoodite reservoirs which contain two or three times as much water as all the worlds surface oceans combined. The world is full of water but even although 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water only 2.5% of it is drinkable and only 1% of that is accessible. So with such a massive water shortage where do you think bottled water comes from.

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a scientist but let’s go for it and throw my theory out there. Where do all those living, water based creatures out there go when they die. I think they decompose break down and seep into the places from which the mineral water companies draw their wares. Yes, you water lovers I believe you’re drinking decomposed dead people, pets, beasties and animals. Does that leave a bad taste in your mouth? Why don’t you throw some hops in your decomposed dead person and join me for a beer? There will be still be disintegrated life forms in it but after a few, you won’t care.