Rose is at a cemetery looking for plot 14; the home of a small child that died too soon. Her mind is prone to wandering and if anyone watched “The Prisoner” it might hold memories.
This is a very short extract from the finished book; a book wanting to be published.She turned onto the path above the map circle drawn by Tina, “Fourteen’s that away.”
The Prisoner tune by Iron Maiden opened in her head; by-product of misspent youth in a rock and goth phase. She preferred the latter and lived in blacks and purples with assorted accents in her hair. And jewellery – bangles and crosses; silver of course. All very lycanthrope unfriendly. The song started with a quote from that late sixties T.V. show of the same name.
Her parents were keen to point out every time she whacked the album track on. “That’s stolen from Patrick McGoohan; he played Number Six you know.”
All Rose could think was who and what? Besides numbers one and two on the album dialogue meant something entirely different with toddlers so stick that into your weird bouncing balls. The memory almost made her laugh until she remembered that might be somewhat inappropriate. Sort of thing that would get Rover the big white balloon thing bouncing across the graves to chastise her. Pub Quiz night had a lot to answer for.
In The Schizoid Man episode of The Prisoner what was named onscreen only once and, for two points, what was the name used in the book based on the series entitled “The Prisoner: Number Two” by David McDaniel.
Derrick had looked most solemn whilst writing down The Bar Lords answers; obviously it was Rover and Guardian. You’d have to be stupid not to know that. Rose had called him a nerd and Derrick threatened her with unemployment.
They got on marvellously after that.
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