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Collecting Pylons

Spelk

by S.A. Leavesley

It started as a hobby, it started with simply counting. Craig would look out for pylons in the way his mate Tim did trains. He’d catch sight of them through bus and car windows, guess their height and age, make a note of general appearance. Sometimes he even gave them nicknames.

“But isn’t that a bit strange?” Tim arched his eyebrows. “Not like the Queen Berengaria …”

As Tim rattled on like a steam locomotive, Craig shut up about pylons. Now his new interest was gathering strength, he wasn’t sure he even wanted to share his findings. Instead, he scoured the net for others’ sightings, then logged them for his own visit.

Craig started to plan every journey carefully, factoring in detours to get a glimpse of the best examples. He was awed by the metal forest near Ripponden, where double lines turned through ninety degrees, and…

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