WITH ALL DUE RESPECT

'I beg your pardon?' I couldn't believe what I'd just heard. Who did this impertinent little person think they were? 'I was just wondering if it wasn't best to just admit we got it wrong?' 'Who are you?' 'Erm, I'm Nigel Billingsworth.' I waited for him to say more. 'Public Relations Assistant.' Another pause. 'Culture … Continue reading WITH ALL DUE RESPECT

A TALE OF TWO WORLDS

Palm trees and bright lights and smiling people. The glamour. The glitz. The full Hollywood razzmatazz. Over-turned cars and burning fires and desperate people. The injustice. The violence. The full social unrest. Cameras clicking and flashbulbs sparking and the crowd cheers. The gowns. The radiant idols. The elite on show. Cameras clicking and flashbulbs sparking … Continue reading A TALE OF TWO WORLDS

THE WAY ACROSS THE WATER

They called it a victory. It didn't feel like a victory to him. He had seen to much to call it a victory. The bombed-out buildings; the fighting; the gunshots; the gas; the bombs; the dead bodies; the dead soldiers, theirs and his own comrades; the bloodshed; the injured; the children crying in the streets; … Continue reading THE WAY ACROSS THE WATER

Z IS FOR ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

A STORY WITH A LOSS OF ZEAL IN ZARAGOZA, SPAIN The atmosphere in the bullring was intoxicating, the crowd jeered and cheered. The pre-match entertainment ended and it was time for the real show to begin. Sitting high up in the oval theatre, looking down on the golden sand floor of the arena, Michael saw … Continue reading Z IS FOR ZARAGOZA, SPAIN