It doesn't seem that long ago. The place hasn't changed, but you have. We used to come here as a family and you ran around the cobbled street and dashed in and out of the old shops and took a trip on the old trams and we had lunch in the cafe and watched the … Continue reading WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?
I follow her into the house. I grip the axe tightly with both hands. The door bangs behind me and the cold night air evaporates. It is claustrophobic and dusty and dark. With each step, old floorboards creak. I hear the laughter of a small child. It sounds like my Jasmine, dead these last ten … Continue reading DELIRIOUS
It was all too much: those young bronzed bodies, those small swimsuits. He just had to get closer. The overhanging tree under which they sought shade provided his opportunity. He slowly shimmied up until he was almost directly above them. Just as he was beginning to admire the view his mobile phone vibrated in his … Continue reading AXING THE SHOW
Battered by the elements he soldiered on. The years had taken their toll on him, more so than the landscape around him. The erosion of the rocks and gnarling of the trees happened incrementally, while his own physical degradation had hit him in the blink of an eye. He tramped over the fields and through … Continue reading TIMELESS REGRET
He straightened from examining his ancient car engine as she approached. 'Evening, ma'am. Can I help you?' 'I'm a little lost. Is the road to Ashville around here?' 'Sure is, you're standing on it. You just follow it straight on ahead.' Hilda looked perplexedly at the thick, untrammelled forest. 'When you get to town tell … Continue reading IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY