Just the facts

“You can’t see them anymore because over the years they’ve mostly eroded away – like that one with the nose. There were lots more of them when I was a kid.” “David!” The way she said his name was as short and sharp as the elbow that followed. David ignored her. The kids, it seemed, […]

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Big Shop

Sunglasses, vest-top, short shorts, liberally applied factor 50 and flip-flops. Aside from grabbing the canvas bags and car keys, Sandra was ready. The supermarket wasn’t far, but today was Wednesday – “Big Shop” day, and she was buggered if she was going to carry it up the hill. Two left turns, a roundabout and one […]

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Silenced

Ubinox was patient. Ubinox was smart. Ubinox was lithe, agile and keen. High above the Grand Hall she waited; fingers and toes gripping the light fittings as she sank silently into nothingness. Shadows stretched across the empty room as the wise old grandfather clock, standing as it always had by the ornate double doors, beat […]

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Sam rests his case

“What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Sam had often thought about the words his grandmother used to whisper to him, time and time again – often whilst he’d lay with his head upon her lap as she ran her frail fingers through his scraggly mop of blonde hair. Many […]

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“Gah!”

“What is it?” “What do you mean, ‘what is it?’ Don’t you like it?” “It’s… well, I mean it’s, erm… it’s unusual.” “You don’t like it.” “No, no. No I mean, I didn’t say that. It’s just… different is all.” “You hate it. I should have known.” “I don’t hate it. But I don’t not […]

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