The charred remains of Eastbourne's pier

The charred remains of Eastbourne’s pier

By Queen-B Lyn

Eastbourne Pier is a sad sight. I went to see it on Thursday as I had to go to Eastbourne anyway. It was quite a party atmosphere, with crowds standing around staring at it, licking ice-creams and chatting to the police and firemen. Luckily it’s not as bad as I expected. It’s only the main part at the entrance that’s been completely damaged. And the blackened skeleton is still standing there.Although the fire had been put out, there were still three fire engines there, plus loads of police, police cars and incident vehicles. 

Of course, some of the police were lapping it up, being OTT bossy and ordering everyone about when they were crossing the road, or peering over their ‘Do not cross’ tape. It couldn’t have anything to do with the BBC cameras, photographers, etc there, could it?! 

The thing that’s making everyone angry is that it may have been started deliberately. Arson is a subject that doesn’t get much discussion, but it’s a known sexual deviation. When the firemen film the crime scene, the arsonist is nearly always there, watching the fire and loving it. He gets his kicks from seeing the flames. But on the other hand, so does most of the crowd! They’re horrified, but enjoying the sight as well. I’d like to know what the clues are that identify the arsonist. This is a crime that needs to be exposed more as it’s a very dangerous, costly and upsetting crime.What’s making some of our males sexually inadequate, so that they need to get their kicks from violence or causing terrible fires? Is it something to do with their diets? Additives in our food? Or is it something in their genes? Can regular takeaways severely damage your health? You can guess my opinion, Dear Readers. I think that when they’re caught, their sexual abilities, plus what they eat on a day to day basis should be carefully investigated. I know how ill some cocktails of E numbers make me. No, I don’t get an urge to set fire to buildings. I have to rush for the loo!

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.