Neil Gaiman – Trigger Warning (2015)

by vyh

In May I received an anonymous Mother’s Day card. This puzzled me. I would have noticed if I had ever had children, surely?

In October I found a notice saying, “Normal Service Will Be Resumed as Soon as Possible. Honest,” taped to the side of the goldfish tank. Two of the goldfish appeared to have been taken and replaced by identical substitutes.

In April I found a note on my bedside table apologizing for the problems in service, and assuring me that henceforward all faults in the universe had been remedied forever. WE APOLOGIZE OF THE INCONVENIENTS, it concluded.

In May I received another Mother’s Day card.

May tale, “A Calendar of Tales”