The View From The Cab.

An anodyne tale from The View From The Cab…A good few years ago when I had the enthusiasm to drive long hours in London, I picked up a man who, although was somewhat inebriated, was not as it seemed, to have all his wits about him. He was a non stop chatterbox, some of which I honestly could not understand. Near the end of his journey he was becoming too much of a distraction and I hadn’t the heart to simply say..”Shut up!” I told him that I couldn’t hear him too well, and it would be better if he simply lay on the floor and speak into the ‘grill’ down there behind me… “It’s a.. ‘Speaker’ Mate.” This he readily did and I just commented now and again with a..”Yes you’re right,” or “really, is that so?” He was a lucky man, as it was a warm night. …He was speaking into the ‘Heater Vent.’


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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