Frances wrote a rather amusing short story a few days ago. In fact it was a very very short story. Frances is good at writing. Her books are really insightful but also full of amusement as well as pathos (and all sorts of other things that books are supposed to have if you want people to read and enjoy them). The short story was about a person visiting a sick person in hospital.
However for some reason known only to Frances she entitled it Marmite. Needless to say comments homed in on Marmite and not the actions of the person who died nor the visitor.
So for all of us budding short story writers and blog posters here is a salutary lesson. Don't mention Marmite unless you want your readers to ignore the rest of the story. I'd forgotten that the person died. I hadn't forgotten that Marmite had been stolen.
I'm not actually sure why I wrote this postette. Most of you who read it will have read Frances's post anyway. But you might not have read the comments!