The Fool and the Fiend

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A bus journey from Durham to Tremwell takes a sinister turn as a man is approached by a pretty young woman eager to learn all about him. What he doesn't know is that the woman has an awful ulterior motive for seeking his company.

However, has the girl bitten off more than she can chew as the man begins to tell her some of the weirdest and bizarre stories that she's ever heard in her many years.

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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

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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Review by: Michael Carter on Oct. 7, 2015 :
Another great fix of complete madness in Jonny Strickland's latest story.

Horace is a collector and investigator of bonkers stories and items; the yeti, aliens, wereqwolves, even a Godzilla-sized giant-zombie-Jesus fighting monsters.

On the bus on the way home from work, Horace gets latched onto by a REAL mystery, a vampiric woman seeking her next victim. Will she get to feast on Horace's simple soul, or will she get turned insane by listening to him waffle on about space monsters and Hitlers lost testicle?

As usual, this is a great read, full of mental ideas and imagination on every page, and all of it with a great sense of fun. Some of the insults and putdowns in here are genius, and the story will have you grinning all the way through.

There are a couple of easy-to-make typo's and grammar faceplants here and there but the point is you'll soon get carried away by the fun and craziness of it, much like something by Robert Rankin or Joe R Lansdale, and it just never takes itself too seriously.

In short, its another great read, but Mr.Strickland, I really think you should stop drinking those eyedrops the doctor gave you. Or maybe go and order some more!
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Review by: Jeff McDargh on Oct. 5, 2015 :
Another great story from Jonathan Anthony Strickland where he's managed to give the reader micro stories with in a short story but never take you out of the main story line, no easy feat. I loved the twist at the end. Oh and I've spent the last three days crying and cursing the yeti. Would love to read that story.
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Review by: tarnyloo73 on Oct. 5, 2015 :
"Hmmm, can't say I'm shocked to find that fascism tastes so bland!"

Very funny in ways you won't expect, this particular bus-ride is a real trip.

Destination, a twisted collision of comedy, horror and psycho-drama you've never been to before. Whatever you do, don't lose your ticket.
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Review by: James Hold on Sep. 28, 2015 :
Strickland strikes again! There's enough stuff here to spawn a dozen stories. Moral is 'Don't get overconfident, no matter what the circumstances.' I enjoyed this line early in the story: 'The amount of time she'd spent creating fresh aliases and finding new places to live was one of the dirtier and mundane parts of her existence.' Something I never thought about.
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