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Dummy

In the darkened gloom of a wooden tomb, you kept me smothered in a dank ,musty cloth, my burial shroud wrapped around me, like nightmares wrap themselves around my dreams were I be allowed to dream, to suffocate on my … Continue reading

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With Good Intentions ( A Short Story )

Tears welled in his eyes as his failing concentration felt respite at last. His breast filled with inexpressible relief with the knowledge of yet another young life saved; A three hours long emergency operation fraught with unimaginable risks had been … Continue reading

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The Stranger’s Absence

I recall him saying, ” of all the possible possibilities isn’t it possible that there being no possibilities is amongst them? “ To which I countered, ” We cling obsessively to those pieces of a jigsaw we’ve somehow come to … Continue reading

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Synopsis for a Novel

I read a book once, one with a happy ending the denouement didn’t suit my mood I have to admit; the good guy won out in the end and got the gal, justice was served, the bad guys got their … Continue reading

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Now

Now is forever, now forever, the long wait of disappointed days appointed to be afar off and away; out of reach of our grasp that flails forlornly in the air striking at shimmering apparitions that were never here never real … Continue reading

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Fleeing the Scene ( A Short Story )

Heart and lungs ached beyond mortal endurance as he fled, and heard with dread the footsteps behind him,seemingly chasing after him on the dark country lane. He cursed his own folly for having given in to a panic which as … Continue reading

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Surveillance ( A Short Story )

He watches the lives of others through the end of a telephoto lens. It’s 5:42 a.m. on an ordinary suburban housing estate and he’s been squatting for the past 6 hours in an unmarked delivery van when he catches a … Continue reading

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Smiling People

No promise was broken but time went astray as we watched, watched the people the smiling people go on their way; No time was broken but promise went astray as things we’d hoped for hoped for so long turned another … Continue reading

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The Stranger, one last time.

There he sat, in the place where he sat the last time that we spoke all those years ago; And there he sat as if he’d never left and the years hadn’t passed us by; ” I’m still waiting for … Continue reading

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Daily Routine ( A short story )

Daily Routine Louis Kasatkin The first thing I noticed about him was that he always favoured the bench nearest the ornate water fountain, the one at the furthest point of the park’s circumference. And there he sat, every day as far … Continue reading

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