Creating Prose on the Go, Rambling in Ukraine

The latest instalment of our X Files comedy parody is another serious one, with Love the mixed-up Vole continuing to suffer what seems like a reaction to 1986’s Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It also writes about the beautiful nature in the region, weather forecasts, and rambling off on a different route to the plan.

The wild rambling shows how free writing can work, as it was later incorporated into the story, when the blind Love story was included, therefore creating an extra dimension to this little story in our big project.

Chapter 3 Episode 12

‘I think your blindness must be because of the radiation from Chernobyl’, I told Love, ‘although most or all of it is supposed to have passed now. I have time-travelled a few times on my rambles, and not with total control, what with it being a difficult manoeuvre, as shown in Dr. Who. I haven’t experienced an involuntary time-travel episode since the classic rock classic tale told in Kerang, Oz.’

Night Moves for Love

‘Moreover, we were on the move then. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a time-travel episode while stationary, and especially not while asleep, although I probably wouldn’t have realised, and thought I was dreaming or having a nightmare. Sorry if I’m rambling.’

‘That’s okay,’ Love said, ‘I know rambling is an integral part of the greenYgrey trilogy, and in more ways than one. It’s just great to be a part of it.’

I was just thinking that you’ve got to love Love, as I have done many times on this trip already, when it added: ‘I did have a weird dream last night actually, which fits into your theory about time-travelling back to the Chernobyl disaster. I was getting soaked by torrential rain, and thought it was U.K. rain to start with. Then I seemed to remember I was in Ukraine, just before the rain started to burn.’

Clearing Weather Clears Weather Conspiracy

The weather forecast
said it’d be sunny
but I see cloud and rain
do I think it’s a conspiracy
No… why not? Let me explain…

I just think they got it wrong
because they’re not that good
although they sound convincing
and usually get it right
but the sky isn’t always listening.

The sun did come out later
as they said it would
so it was me that was at fault
forgetting what I’d seen the day before
and needing something to deplore!

‘That does sound like the acid rain that’s supposed to have fallen from the Chernobyl radiation affected clouds in 1986 Love,’ I said, ‘I’m sorry for bringing you this way, although Pripyatsky was beautiful and well worth a visit. Our planned route was to visit Poland after Belarus, so we’d have travelled a different way, and avoided this.’

‘I wish we could go back to Belarus and return to our original route,’ I continued, ‘but it’s too late to go back now, as we’re already half way through the chapter, and I don’t want to waste all I’ve written. All we can do is try and make the most of the situation. What would you like to do now?’

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