Biggles Pulls It Off - the short by Kismet

Biggles Pulls It Off - the short by Kismet

Postby Kismet » 02 Sep 2018, 00:28

‘No!’ Algy’s left hand wrapped protectively around his right arm.

‘Don’t be such a baby,’ Biggles wheedled. ‘It’ll be over before you know it.’

‘No,’ Algy repeated once more. His fingers moved, rubbing against the large plaster on his arm. ‘I like easing ‘em off so I retain all my hairs.’

‘But it looks so untidy.’

‘So does a bare patch on my arm.’

Biggles twitched. He couldn’t bear the untidy, rubbed up edges. He pretended to immerse himself in his paper whilst he watched Algy, awaiting his opportunity to pounce. Algy sat there, gently rubbing at the edges of his plaster. A corner was loosened now.

Biggles’s eyes were riveted to it. All he needed was a distraction.

The flat door opened and Biggles sprang like a tiger. His left hand grasped Algy’s and his right gripped the raised edge of the plaster. Algy tried to move his arm to safety, but the corner had been loosened enough for Biggles to maintain his grip and Pull It Off.
'Major Bigglesworth' said Von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'
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Re: Biggles Pulls It Off - the short by Kismet

Postby kylie_koyote » 02 Sep 2018, 02:43

Ouch I’m with Algy! Slow and steady.
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Postby alderaanian » 02 Sep 2018, 03:43

It must sometimes be a pain (literally) living with OCD-trait Biggles :)
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Postby id_ten_it » 02 Sep 2018, 06:04

:lol: Poor Algy!
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Postby tiffinata » 02 Sep 2018, 06:10

Master seven constantly takes his band-aids off to check if he's healing. Four or five times a day. NOT like Algy then.

Nice one!
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Postby Tracer » 02 Sep 2018, 08:41

My Mother used to do things like that.......I could feel the ouchy bit as you wrote. :lol:
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Re: Biggles Pulls It Off - the short by Kismet

Postby Foolscap » 02 Sep 2018, 09:14

Somebody had to do it:-)
Nicely done.
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Re: Biggles Pulls It Off - the short by Kismet

Postby StoneRoad » 03 Sep 2018, 12:11

Ouch ! and double ouch !!
I'm in sympathy with Algy here.
However, I'm allergic to zinc oxide plasters, been like it since I was a young kid. The worst was my smallpox inoculation, that was a horrible experience. A crusty wound, that was supposed to be kept dry, under an extremely itchy dressing; double or triple ouch ...
I'm so glad that there is an alternative.
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