Tag Archives: Homage to Film Noir

Sticks and Stones ( A Short Story )

      They’d taken me to A&E around 4 a.m. Not a good time to get sent to the hospital, Saturday before dawn, the morning after the night before. Drunks, junkies, vagrants, the knifed, the shot, the battered, the … Continue reading

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My Sweetheart ( A Valentine’s Noir Short Story )

  “My sweetheart!”..that random thought arced across the empty horizon of his mind illuminating its darkest corners like the flashbulb of a papparazzi camera. He saw you there, there in the magazine, there on stage. there on the screen.Pristine,immaculate ; … Continue reading

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Writer in Exile

Dexter Stevenson lime green ascot and redundant cigarette holder, never shook Hemingway’s hand; never came to write the great American novel, never realised the fecund potential of his literary dreams, instead he was anthologised in limited circulation magazines from Baffin … Continue reading

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Daily Routine

Every evening at 5.09 he leaves the office, takes the streetcar into town, goes for a stroll down to the park by the canal; there he sits on the bench nearest the ornate water fountain; He dreams, of a lost … Continue reading

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A Flaneur’s Diary

The Man in the paper-thin disguise squandered his spare change on a slice of evening sunshine; His coffee grew warm in a cup on the counter where the clientelle had filled their quota of ashtrays; Watches told lies and nearby … Continue reading

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The Unreliable Narrator

He said he couldn’t remember all that much, maybe he chose to forget a little, a few minor details nothing of importance, a few fragments here something else there; who cares? who knows? who cares who knows? his whereabouts during … Continue reading

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Femme Fatale

She spoke with an accent I couldn’t identify, her voice was a voice that came from another time, or maybe that was the dress she wore, and that dark perfume and the choker of pearls as if she’d stepped out … Continue reading

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