How long before making the call? The next day - too desperate? Two days - too aloof? A week - too late? Always the same conundrum. Not this time. The following evening. Perfect. He dialled. 'The number you have dialled has not been recognised.' Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt … Continue reading AFTER THE FIRST DATE
It was gibberish to him. Maybe they could make something out of it back at the Circus. That's what the codebreakers were there for after all. He made a mental note to forward on the complete transcript of the interrogation as soon as it was ready. Maybe he just didn't want to believe what he … Continue reading BERLIN
'Do you have a preference?' 'About what?' 'Sex.' 'Huh?' Arthur turned from the game on the television and looked at her. 'That got your attention. Christmas dinner, turkey or duck?' Arthur turned back to the game. 'Whatever.' 'Fine.' It would be nice if he took an interest, but she didn't need him to. Her weekly … Continue reading SEXUAL PREFERENCE
I swore fidelity to the crown and to my husband. I knew as I uttered the words to both, solemnly and with reverence, that I would keep neither. The marriage was arranged and brokered between the families. A marriage of business and politics. It was polite and kind and never hurtful, but it was passionless … Continue reading I SWEAR
She saw him through the window as he approached the café. The arrogant strut, the charming smile, the nonchalant wave. She stopped toying with the sugar shaker and placed it back in the rack and clasped her hands together to mask her nervous tension. How had she not seen it in the first place? How … Continue reading WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?