IN THE APARTMENT 'When did you last see your baby?' 'I went into the kitchen to collect her food. When I came back, she and the chair were gone.' 'You think someone stole the chair and kidnapped your child?' 'I don't know!' 'Alright, Ma'am, keep calm.' ON THE STREET 'Dispatch, this is Officer 423. We've … Continue reading EVOLUTION
'You got any reels?' 'Nope.' 'Any lures?' 'Nope.' 'Lines?' 'None a'them either.' 'Okay, bait?' 'Live or dead?' 'Live.' 'Nope.' 'Dead?' 'Not that either.' 'Okay, what about boat equipment?' 'What like?' 'A boat hook?' 'Nope.' 'Cleat hooks?' 'Nope.' 'Rope?' ''Fraid not.' 'Do you have anything for a fishing trip?' 'I got fresh fish.' 'How does fresh … Continue reading DOWN ISLAND TRADERS
I lit out for the coast searching for serenity. I had no idea if it would be there or not, but it sure as hell wasn't where I was coming from so I had nothing to lose. Hitch-hiking across the country wasn't for me. I'm not a people person and the thought of making small … Continue reading A SEARCH FOR THE SERENE
It doesn't seem that long ago. The place hasn't changed, but you have. We used to come here as a family and you ran around the cobbled street and dashed in and out of the old shops and took a trip on the old trams and we had lunch in the cafe and watched the … Continue reading WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?
The Blurb: Two candles flaring at a Christmas crib. A nurse who steps inside a church to light them. A gunshot emptied in a man s head in the creaking stillness before dawn, that the nurse says she didn't hear. It s 1947 in the snowbound, war-scarred City of London, where Pandora s Box just got opened … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: SHAMUS DUST by JANET ROGER