'We should establish boundaries, thresholds. And have a safe word.' 'Sure, what like?' 'Love?' 'Okay, 'love' it is. Should we use our real names or different ones?' 'Different ones, you choose mine.' 'Lucy?' 'Okay, and for you, Lorenzo.' 'Lorenzo? Really?' 'I thought you wanted me to be in charge?' 'Lorenzo it is. Anything else?' 'You … Continue reading AN OPEN RELATIONSHIP


She was box office. She was advertising revenue, hits online, gossip column gold. The more turbulent her private life, the more she was worth. Sex scandal followed drug rehab, relationship turmoil ran concurrent to family fall-outs. All of it was box office. Imagine then what they will make of this. Conspiracy theories will abound. The … Continue reading BOX OFFICE


Full body scanners rang alarms sporadically, accompanied by flashing red lights. Body and bag searches caused extended queues. Once past the security gate the hollow muzak was interrupted to remind people not to leave their luggage unattended. Security dogs snarled. The guards walked around with hands on machine guns. CCTV cameras kept a watchful eye … Continue reading AIRPORT ’19

A Justified State: A Thriller by Iain Kelly

A short but very sweet review for ‘A Justified State’ from Magarisa on her blog ‘Becoming Unstuck’.

Becoming Unstuck

I recently read the first novel of a fellow blogger and feel compelled to share it with all of you. Having come across Iain’s brilliant flash fiction on his blog, I was thrilled to hear about his book being published. From the first page, his descriptive writing brought me into the world he skillfully constructed. Set in the not-so-distant future, the Orwellian world Iain creates is frighteningly believable. As I was reading, I had to keep reminding myself that it was fiction. The story kept me intrigued from beginning to end, and left me wanting to know what would happen next. I was particularly eager to discover the fate of the two complex, fascinating main characters, Gabriella and Danny. Fortunately, Iain’s already in the process of writing the sequel, and I can’t wait to read it!


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