Archive for the Holiday 55s Category

Four Calling Birds

Posted in Holiday 55s, My work on 28 December, 2008 by sonal

It was very kind of you to stop …
No worries.
You have no idea how hard it is to get a cab on Christmas day …
I know.
Anyway, we’re very grateful … so, is there much demand for turkeys on Christmas?
You’d be surprised …
Yes, but live turkeys?
*gobble gobble*
Don’t worry about him. He likes you.


Three French Hens

Posted in Holiday 55s, My work on 27 December, 2008 by sonal

Yes …. I realise that I should have booked a cab last night but … yes, I know it’s a busy … hello? Hello? They’re fully booked.
Don’t look at me like that.
That’s the fifth company you’ve tried.
And it’s not my fault they’re all busy. It is Christmas. What? What do you want me to do?

Two Turtle Doves

Posted in Holiday 55s, My work on 26 December, 2008 by sonal

Fucking pigeons!
Let’s walk, he says. It’ll be fun, he says. Work up an appetite, he says.
I’m right here.
I know.
Look, it can’t be long until we get there. See? We’re here. And Kath’s is … here!
That’s her old place.
Well where is she then?
Turn to the next page. And again.

A Partridge In A Pear Tree

Posted in Holiday 55s, My work on 25 December, 2008 by sonal

Is the cab here?
Nope, we’re walking.
We’re what?
Walking – I’m not paying £37 for a £2 bus journey.
There are no buses! It’s Christmas!
And we’re walking.
To South London?
Across the river?
It’s going to take us 4 hours to get there!
Well we had better be off then.
I hate you.

Easter Wonderland

Posted in Holiday 55s, My work on 24 March, 2008 by sonal

There he is!

Oh hey …

Where have you been?

Oi! No queue jumping!

Uh, here …


You lot, back of the line … and no chickens.

That’s discrimination that is!

Will you deal with him?

Did that chicken just talk?

Son, I’m Santa.

Right, and I’m the Tooth Fairy.

No, he is.

Ok, I’m going home.

© Sonal Patel, 2008

Easter Egg Rock

Posted in Holiday 55s, My work on 23 March, 2008 by sonal


He’ll get here, don’t worry.

He’s chickened out.


Oh, sorry Spring Chicken … Look, the point is to prove that we’re real.

We are real.

Yes, I know that, you know that, they don’t.

Yes they do. Look … excuse me.



Argh! Not again!

What was that all about?

Oh, wee Christmas incident

© Sonal Patel, 2008

Snoopy’s Easter

Posted in Holiday 55s, My work on 22 March, 2008 by sonal

So, she said … is that a giant bunny rabbit?

I don’t get it …

No, there.

Oh, that’s new.

So it’s not just me?

Uh, giant bunny suit?

Ah, yeah … it’s a suit, let’s stick with that.

Yeah … you know, I’m just going to stick to alcohol from now on.

What, tonight?

No, forever.


Me too.

© Sonal Patel, 2008