SCOTTISH KINGS

**contains terms which may offend** The Bruce raised his sword high, the driving rain battering against the silver blade, washing away the English blood. The dark clouds that had been the menacing back drop to the battle suddenly parted. Glorious sun shone over the tired and battered survivors. This was his moment. He could think … Continue reading SCOTTISH KINGS

TICK-TOCK

'Tick-tock, tick-tock,' went the clock. 'Time's up! Time's up!' cried the People. 'No more! No more!' chanted the Poor. Save me! Save me!' weeped the Earth. 'Me Too! Me Too!' screamed the Victims. Louder and louder the voices grew. Higher and higher the echos reached. Some of the Powerful fell on the sword of justice. … Continue reading TICK-TOCK

REALITY TV

The television crew followed them through the narrow hallway and into the small lounge. 'Welcome to my humble abode,' Maggie opened her arms with a winning smile. The camera caught the look of disgust on Lady Carrington's face as she surveyed the room. Ashtrays filled with cigarette stubs, used tissues and dirty plates littered every … Continue reading REALITY TV

X IS FOR XANTHI, GREECE

A STORY OF A XENOPHILE IN XANTHI, GREECE Colourful ticker-tape blew all around as the parade made its way through the streets of Xanthi. Locals and tourists lined the route, cheering, waving and dancing along to the loud mix of music. Bright, garish and traditional costumes were everywhere. The atmosphere was intoxicating, and this was … Continue reading X IS FOR XANTHI, GREECE

AMERICANA

Every Friday night: finished school for the week they gathered at diners before hopping into their daddy's cars and cruising through the streets, then drag-racing over at the abandoned drive-in on Parsons Street. Every week the private guard at the abandoned drive-in complained at the police station. 'Teenagers,' he was told. This new breed of … Continue reading AMERICANA