Let the Reader Beware

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What will you do when you read this?

A short story involving the reader reading this story and finding themselves forced into making a horrible decision. This is done by the reader being given six possible endings to the story and having to choose one!

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About Jonathan Antony Strickland

You really want me to reveal personal information here?
O.K then... here's some stuff you might (or might not) like to know about me!

Well for starters you can contact me on milthyswinebuckle@gmail.com

My Hobbies:
1_Are you bored. Then do what I do. Take off all your clothes and paint your face and arse bright blue. Then run outside and shout abuse at passers-by... passes the time if nothing else!
2_Managed 18 keepy ups with ye old pigs bladder once....What's that you say? Not that impressive! Well... what I failed to tell you was that the pigs bladder that I did the 18 keepy ups with, was still inside the pig!
3_Not pissing on the evil that is Milthy Swinebuckle, if he were ever to catch fire
4_Scratching my arse!
5_Watching Milthy get his arse kicked by a three legged tortoise...HA !!!
6_Scratching my arse and..oh wait I've already said that! Ah, what the hell. It's a good one so I'll say it again.
7_???? **** ???? with **** then ?*?*!
8_Wondering what I'm doing during hobby seven?

MY most prized possession: Hitler's missing left testicle (NOT FOR SALE).

My most famous quotes:
1_A step in the right direction can still mean the death of an ant!
2_I look down on almost everybody...although come to think about it, it's probably because I do climb a lot of trees!
3_You know that poem "if", what a load of crap. Kipling got it all wrong. What he should have said was "If you can portray the ideas you get to a sober man (no matter how shite though's ideas may be), and keep a straight face. Then you'll be a man MA SON!
4_HMMMMMM........I think I'll eat my socks!
5_MMMMM.......cheese and onion flavour .........NNNNIIIICCCCEEE!!!!
6_Ignore the above quote's and instead just read and live your life by number 7.
7 As far as I'm concerned you should not judge a fellow person on their looks, sex, race or beliefs. There are only two types of people: 1_Everyday ordinary people who just want to get on with their lives and not bother anybody else...2_The preachers, the arseholes and the gobshites, who want to tell you what to do, what you should be doing and how you should be doing it.

My favourite words:...knickers, bra's, boobs, bums, knockers, shit, shite, bollicks, twat, boobs (such a good word it needed to be said twice), gussets, stains, ugabalooga, randy, stodgeflaps, fgkgkujhghrewh, and TURD!!! That's TURD... Got it? No? Then I'll say it again, just in case you missed it...T.U.R.D

My Arch Enemies:
1_Milthy Swinebuckle....Beware he who sneaks, creeps, squawks and chortles. He who goes by many names. Names such as... Archibald Stott, Feagus the mostly squidgy, Terrance the quite nasty tormentor etc... but to me he will always be Milthy Swinebuckle (or if I meet him face to face... ARSEWIPE!)
2_Mr.Hairy Monkfish... Swinebuckle's main henchman (and suspected bumchum)
3_Randy Stodgeflaps... not much to say about this guy except he is one of Swinebuckle's best mates and a bit of a ballbag!

Charity work.....Milthy Swinebuckle has been infected with writers tourettes. Only I can help him. I really hope I don't catch it though, as every few words he writes he can't stop himself writing words like..."KNICKERS" or "ARSE" or some other filth! It takes him a good twenty minutes to write and edit a single sentence. I really "NADS" feel sorry "BOOBS" for the "GUSSETS" poor guy......"B...BB...BBB BOTOMSSS, ARSEHOLES, PANTS,......Oh bugger!"

PS: Does anyone actually read any of this personal information shit?

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Jeff McDargh reviewed on on April 14, 2015

Only from the mind of Jonathan Antony Strickland can you go into short story with the question of are you who you think you are? Are you sure? And come out the the other side with a smile and a feeling of humanity.
Great job.
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Michael Carter reviewed on on April 8, 2015

Another enjoyable genre-defying story from Jonathan Strickland. Here is a mysterious piece of writing, from a strange alien being, threatening the world with an apocalyptic scenario. But how will mankind accept this threat? How will the story deal with itself, and will the guy reading the story be able to cope with it?

If you're tired of the same old stale narrative, Jonathan Strickland will shake it up, add some tomatoes, and give you a bendy piece of meta-fiction to have a jive with. It's sort of science fiction, sort of humour, even a bit of poetry, and a smidgeon of Choose Your Own Adventure thrown in too. This is a very enjoyable, fun, and different story to have a goggle at. Jonathan Strickland takes the rules of fiction and knocks it all down like a house of cards. Good stuff.
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Ray Hecht reviewed on on April 4, 2015

What an interesting thought experiment by Jonathan Strickland. Can't say I've ever come across this type of prose before.

It's definitely NOT a choose-your-own-adventure kind of thing.

The premise (hopefully hypothetical...) concerns the possibility of genocide and how to react to that based upon certain possible reactions. A superior life form - though one that seems a bit full of itself - presents a choice. What would you do?

In the end, you'll never guess what saves the day! Do read to the end, and read carefully as you go.

Stay absurd.
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