Did you know that the Beatles have 229 songs to their name? The Fab Four have each contributed brilliant songs to this total but Lennon and McCartney were the most prolific.
Yesterday, we heard from our neighbours, who were visiting Liverpool, that they were drinking in the Cavern Club, birth place of the Beatles. It gave me the idea of writing a short story using the titles of some of those famous hits. It took fifteen minutes and I had a little help from my friend, my wife Jill. It’s not going to be a Booker Prizewinner but it contains 29 Beatles song titles (plus one repeat) and it goes like this:
Hey Jude! It’s been a hard day’s night across the universe but yesterday, back in the USSR, as a day tripper, the fool on the hill is getting better by doing the hippy hippy shake. I feel fine cos I don’t want to spoil the party. I saw you standing there and I want to hold your hand, Lady Madonna, like dreamers do. So please love me do. Otherwise I’ll be a nowhere man writing paperbacks in Penny Lane with Michelle and sexy Sadie while my guitar gently weeps . I know I’m the fool on the hill at the end of a long and winding road so please, please me and get back to the strawberry fields so we can work it out. With all my loving, Robbie
(With a little help from my friend Jill)
A challenge to you – write and submit your own story
With 229 Beatles classics to choose from, I invite you, dear readers, to write and submit your own story. Fifteen minutes should be long enough, unless you want to rival ‘War and Peace’!
Have fun! And in the words of Wilfred Pickles – am I the only one to remember him? – ‘Have a go, Joe!’
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