The View from the Cab.

Another aspect of my past life.
Where/ when was the most embarrassing place/ moment you ever feel asleep? I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours. In anticipation of your fairness I’ll go first…I was the radio operator in the Police Area Car one quiet Sunday winter’s night when by 3am the driver decided he needed forty winks. He parked the V8 Rover 3500 between two blocks of apartments overlooking Greenwich Park and off he dozed. For a while I managed to stay awake but perhaps it was owing to the boredom, or the warmth of the car, I too soon drifted off. I’m not sure if it was a noise of something or my conscience that woke me, but as I did my hand inadvertently hit the siren button. I’ve never to this day heard such a loud din as the emergency klaxon reverberating around that confined space and nor have I seen such surprise register on anyone face, as was there on my driver! If anyone reading this was living in those apartments on that Monday morning then please accept my apologies. Feel free to use this if you wish.


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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