The Digger’s Kiss

The heat, silence and darkness pushed upon them with equal force. It wrapped around them like a hot wet blanket, stuck to their naked bodies like a second suffocating skin.  Eighty feet above them lay the broken bodies of men amongst the shattered picket posts and barbed wire. The guns could still be heard this […]

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Miss Otis Regrets..

He had visited the town library four times in a week before things escalated. Each time he waited in the wings until she was free, before handing back previously loaned books, and signing out new ones. She admitted to feeling rather taken by his appearance and manner at the time, but also very conscious that […]

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Out In The Cold

Gerry’s life was busy. Not just in the conventional sense with family, work and bills. Gerry was what is commonly referred to as ‘a player.’  If he were a woman he would be called something derogatory for sure, but being a man he was exempt from all of that kind of thing.  His family consisted […]

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Don’t Tell Tales Out Of School

When the email arrived in his inbox offering parent tuition to support students in their homework, his immediate reaction was to just delete it; and so he did – ‘click’ went the mouse.  The day was far too busy to be taking on more time-consuming activities. Ironically he had a parent’s evening tonight at 5.30pm.  Could […]

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Beyond Sight And Sound

It wasn’t always like this, the darkness and the silence.  There was a time when his world was full of sound and vivid colours, all of which were taken for granted.  That was before the blast that ripped through the shopping centre, tearing away his sight and blowing away his hearing.  He imagined that people […]

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If it ain’t raining, it ain’t training!

She watched the drop of rain fall from the edge of the green plastic sheet above her. Every so often, the small puddle that formed near the edge would empty its contents and form a thin silver string that connected with the puddle at her feet.  Despite sitting on her pack, the cold had worked […]

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Face to Face

“If you find a couple of diamonds, save one for me,” her editor called out as she ran out of the door, late as usual. Being asked to write a piece on coal mining was not on the top of her list for prize winning journalism, however, when she was told that the last working […]

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Feet that be swift in running to mischief

I’m confident in saying that he would not have chosen to do this for a living.  Massaging feet was not the worst thing in the world, once you got into it, although it wasn’t what dreams are made of.  A handful of warm oil to soften the skin, kneading the balls of the feet like […]

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Room 403

She stood around 6 feet tall, with long blonde hair tied in a pony tail and fixed with a velvet navy bow.  She was not pretty by conventional standards, however, this 40 something lady was certainly attractive even handsome some might say.  One thing you noticed immediately about her when she spoke, was that she radiated […]

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Trixie And The Witch – Final Chapter

An eagle soared high above the hidden castle.  She caught a thermal and slowly circled where the faint traced outline the castle would be .  A hidden castle was no more less obvious than trying to hide your whole body behind your hands.  All woodland creatures knew of its existence, it had been there for […]

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