ANNIVERSARY

15th of May every year, Frank and Bill met at the bench. They reminisced about old times. About meeting their sweethearts that day on the rollercoaster at Coney Island. About the lives they'd had together. The good times. The sad times. About growing old and being alone. 'Ready?' 'Of course!' Then they'd ride the rollercoaster … Continue reading ANNIVERSARY

A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

Lockdown again.Office closed, furlough scheme extended.Legally I cannot do any work if I've been furloughed.Stay home, stay safe.Raining outside, and cold. Forget exercise.The freezer is stocked up and more food is being delivered straight to my door.Time for feet up, Netflix on, or maybe a good book.Couple of indulgent snacks and maybe a glass of … Continue reading A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

GATHERING AT THE CAFE ROUGE

Typical.Hours of practice on facial proportions, angles and shadows wasted.She'd spent so long getting the nose and mouth just right on each person in the scene.She sighed and mixed the colours. Plenty of medical light blue for most. A couple of brighter hues for the more imaginative people.A small rectangle added to each face, two … Continue reading GATHERING AT THE CAFE ROUGE