She wanted to be faithful. But she couldn't ignore the feelings rising inside her. Her senses heightening. That familiar yearning. She felt the moistness on her lips, her tongue gently lingering around her mouth. The anticipation of that new rush of excitement, the new smell, the sweet new taste, the forbidden textures. He had forgiven … Continue reading FLAMES OF DESIRE
'Digger!' he shouted from the back seat. Where did it come from, this fascination with any construction or agricultural machine? Tractors, cement mixers, dumper trucks, combine harvesters, even bin lorries - all of them elicited a squeal of joy upon sight. And so we all joined in with my son's enthusiasm. 'So it is, that's … Continue reading DIGGER!
The contrast of the plain below was stark. Beyond the edge of the forest, across the boundary to the other country, there lay only barren, empty land. Parched and dry it would provide for no man. The drums of war beat on. He can hear them getting louder behind him. The choice is clear, the … Continue reading A STARK CHOICE
Now so calm, so peaceful. Even beautiful. Pink sky and blue clouds reflected in the deep blue water. But she could no longer see beauty in the world. Not here, looking out where the Makassar Strait met the Celebes Sea. The violence of the tsunami was gone now. The serene water held the dead below. … Continue reading FARAWAY, SO CLOSE
Autumn had arrived. The windows were covered in early morning condensation as the cold air outside met the warm heated air of his apartment. He pulled the blanket round his shoulders and stared at the murky grey dawn. A child's laughter, like a whisper on the breeze, echoed round the quiet room. Through the hazy … Continue reading A WHISPER