BYSTANDERS IN A BORDER TOWN

Mamá Renata lifted the washing basket and hobbled down the stairs. She looked out onto the cobbled street. Javi was there, running around with the other niños in the dusty sunshine. Señor Augusto swept his step. A Moorish Gecko skittered down a shaded wall and across the street. 'Javi, diez minutos,' Mamá Renata called. Her grandson waved. An … Continue reading BYSTANDERS IN A BORDER TOWN

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

TROUBLE AHEAD

Gonzalo threw his few belongings, the sharpened rocks and wooden tools he had made with his own hands, into the cave entrance and hurried inside the safety of his hidden cavern. Lying on the floor he peered back out through the opening. With his telescope, cobbled together with the glass frontispiece of his watch,  a … Continue reading TROUBLE AHEAD