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“Oh blow it!” shouted God in vexation.

“What’s the problem boss?” asked Peter.

“Creation’s gone wrong again and I can’t seem to fix it this time,” the Lord replied.

“Do you want me to have a look at it?”

“You may as well try.”

“Gosh this is an old model!” exclaimed Peter in astonishment.

“I’ve had it donkey’s years, if you can’t do anything with it it’s going in the bin this time, I’m not spending a fortune on fixing it again.”

“Have you ever thought of going digital?” asked the angel who was busily tweaking buttons around the back.

“You sound like my son but you see I’m a bit of a traditionalist. No, no you’ve just made everybody short and wide.”

“How about this?” Peter twisted a knob.

“Now it’s all tall and thin… ah that’s better but there’s no sound.”


“You must have altered the vertical hold the pictures just rolling over.”

“Hang on.” the angel strode round to the front and hit creation on the top, it stopped rolling and everything settled down. “Better?”

“Oh thank you, Peter, how did you know how to do that.”

“It was simple Lord, creation is stupid, it always responds to brute force and ignorance no matter how much you try to gently change it.”

Kyt 2020