The Compostual Existentialist

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So, I stood there. Rolled up ciggie in my gob. Overalls on. Smeared engine dirt on my face and looked at the car.

I tutted.

Opened the car. Sat in.

Tried to start engine.

No joy.

Exhaled smoke into car.

Tried to start engine.

No joy.

Sucked air through teeth.


Popped bonnet.

Looked at engine for a few moments.

Sucked air through teeth.

Had a tea break.

Made another rolled cigarette.

Smoked that.

Had another tea break.

Looked at the car again.

Sucked air through teeth.

Told myself “Could be your alternator”

Told myself that it was typical of cars of that age.



Smoked some more.

Had another tea break.

Reached under bonnet and reconnected wire.



Had another tea break.

Had another rolled up ciggie.

Sat in drivers seat.

Started engine.

First time.



Charged myself £300 for phantom fitted part.

Had another tea break.


Author: stegzy

Once, long ago, I wrote frequently on Livejournal. I then moved to Blogspot, where I discovered that blogging requires an audience. So I moved back to LJ. Then over to Dreamwidth, back to LJ, up the road of self hosting with Muckybadger before giving up entirely and moving over to Wordpress. It was at that moment I decided I would spread my compostual nonsense simultaneously across the blogosphere like some rancid margarine. And so here I am. I am a badger. But then I'm not really a badger. I am a human. With badger like tendencies. I am a writer, a film producer and a social commentator. I am available for Breakfast TV shows, documentaries and chats in the pub with journalists.

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