CHRISTMAS IN SASKATCHEWAN

Heavy snow from the north was sweeping in, the wind was scooping it up and swirling it into a blizzard. He reached the door and was blown inside, a flurry of white accompanying him indoors. The heat thawed him. He shook off his heavy jacket and slipped out of his boots. He put the extra … Continue reading CHRISTMAS IN SASKATCHEWAN

GREENWOOD AVENUE

A final swipe of the cloth across the shining black leather and Dick Rowland leaned back. Another satisfied customer. 'Can see your face in them, like a mirror.' 'Thank you, Dick,' said Walt, flipping him a shiny cent. Old Bill slipped into the vacated seat. 'Just need to visit the restroom.' Dick said. 'I'm in … Continue reading GREENWOOD AVENUE

PICTURE POSTCARD

He lumbered down the narrow staircase. Breath heavy, legs aching. His broad flanks brushed either side of the narrow, twisting spiral staircase. This was not why he had come to Belgium. Finally, he reached the bottom of the Belfort. Dolores and Brad were waiting patiently. 'Okay,' he managed a cheerful smile, wiping the sweat from … Continue reading PICTURE POSTCARD

WISE CHOICE

Dimitrios waved the truck off as it turned the corner and disappeared from view. A weight lifted from his shoulders as it departed. Since his great-grandfather delivered medical supplies and food during the war, smuggling had been in the family. His father had built up the shipping company to establish a network bringing drugs into … Continue reading WISE CHOICE

INFORMANT

Chavy watched the dusty streets of Phnom Penh gradually fade away behind him. The  brown water of the Mekong river disappeared to the east while the bus headed north. The roads changed from tarmac to dust. The buildings from stone to wood. The beggars remained regardless. The bus stopped. 'Checkpoint,' the young white man next … Continue reading INFORMANT