Stories featuring the characters of Josiah Oakshott and Archibald Thurble
This, along with the subsequent episodes, may (or may not) become a longer work about my characters, Josiah Oakshott and Archibald Thurble, otherwise known as The Undertakers.
Featuring a discussion about a cross-dressing criminal and an unexpected reunion.
In which a journey is resumed and plans are made for the day, even though not everyone's happy
In which hope springs from the unlikeliest quarters and an inappropriate colour scheme is adopted.
In which that which should be there, is not, to the consternation of all concerned.
In which romance flares briefly, but is quickly snuffed out, in more ways than one.
In which the dawning of a new day brings mixed results for our intepid travellers.
In which a number of parties set out for a road trip, with varying degrees of success.
In which Lawrence falters, Chantelle tries to judge between the quick and the dead, and Josiah learns something to his disadvantage.
In which some people leave, and have a story to tell, whilst others arrive with their story untold
In which misunderstanding reigns supreme and frustrations are keenly felt.
In which remains are not allowed to remain and suspicions are followed.
In which our weary travellers gain some respite, discuss ducks and steel and feel queasy about jam.
Some of the following story was told to me as a true account over the weekend. As soon as I heard it, I thought that this was a natural story for my two hapless undertakers. Hope you enjoy it!
There's a certain strain of advertising that I seem to see quite a lot of, at the moment, and it irritates me immensely. I thought that Josiah and Archibald might have some views on it, too!
Josiah is preparing for the Company Christmas Party whilst Archibald has a musical question...
It's not exactly a snappy title, is it? I've been stuck on this story for months and months but I think I've finally seen a route through! Apologies to anyone who has been following the series as you've probably forgotten the plot by now (and I wouldn't blame you). Any road (as Archibald would say) normal service will now be resumed... So this is Part 29, with some revisions, in which there are comings and goings, zombies and villains and, possibly, puddings!
In which Lawrence gets an unexpected prod and D.I. Wood finds himself incommunicado.
In which Frankie wrestles with a philosophical conundrum and Lawrence, Amber and Frankie have their journey unexpectedly truncated, in more ways than one!
This story was conceived the other day, when I drove through my old home town of Burton upon Trent and noticed that this had actually happened at a well-known funeral director's. I couldn't believe my eyes and I wondered what Archibald and Josiah might have to say about it...
Given everything that is going on at the moment, it was sort of inevitable that my undertakers would become involved at some point!
I know this is a tricky subject about which to be even vaguely humorous but I felt that my Undertakers couldn't fail to comment during the current unpleasantness. Hope you'll bear with me. Keep safe, everyone!
I suppose even undertakers celebrated V.E. Day, so I thought we might check in on Josiah and Archibald.
It's a busy time at Oakshott and Underwood, for all of the wrong reasons (although, to be honest, there are very few right ones!) and Josiah Oakshott is 'burning the midnight oil'...
Archibald is researching and reminiscing, Josiah is not too sure he wants him to do either!
Josiah and Archibald are having to share a car, along with some insights!
In which Archibald finds adhering to the government's strictures dangerous, and exhausting
In which Josiah has an unpleasant task to perform and Archibald finds himself in trouble!
Archibald discovers it's difficult to find his way in life and Josiah considers their future.
In which Archibald discovers that size does matter and Josiah tries to explain the facts of life.
In which Josiah's plans come to fruition and Archibald's come crashing down!
Josiah and Archibald consider the possibility of further Covid restrictions, with mixed results.