Category Archives: Just Sayin’

Keep Out! (Friday Fictioneers, April 2013)

Through the closed door I detect muffled voices, an occasional giggle, though that’s impossible… I saw him leave. The curtains shift gently as I enter his room. Adolescent clutter litters the floor and the air is customarily foetid. From black-painted … Continue reading

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The Spanish Autumn of Mrs Stone (Friday Fictioneers, April 2014)

Something’s dreadfully wrong, thought José, sipping the Pina Colada she’d bought him. The woman positively gleamed with perspiration, the cotton fabric between her ample breasts slowly darkening. Humidity had frizzed her grey hair into slick curls. He seized her swollen … Continue reading

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The Reliable Witness (Friday Fictioneers, April 2014)

The years have been kind to him, kinder than they have to me. Flash photography rather than studio lighting, but still he scrubs up well for a man his age. His wife clings supportively to his arm, but there’s tension … Continue reading

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The Things You See (Friday Fictioneers, March 2014)

I like to walk here; you see things in the forest. Not just birds and insects; not only deer peeping shyly from behind gnarly trunks, or foxes slinking from the shadows. Sometimes I’ve seen bodies in the undergrowth; sometimes voles, … Continue reading

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Friday Fictioneers, March 2014)

The janitor leaned towards me, breath foetid with stale garlic. “Goin’ all the way, sweetheart?” “Seventh floor,” I whispered, jerking away. “Seventh heaven it is,” he said, “satisfaction guaranteed, Miss.” He fumbled with the gates, stretching out our time in … Continue reading

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Crossing Over (Friday Fictioneers, March 2014)

“Can you hear me?” Momentarily she stirs. I curl myself around her, chin on her shoulder. “Can you feel me?” She rubs her cheek into the pillow. “Will you miss me?” A soft moan, the barest whimper. “Say you’ll remember … Continue reading

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See No Evil (Friday Fictioneers)

The glimmer on the hilltop gives his position away. Kara sighs; the fool is watching, always watching, and once again her ritual goes unfinished, leaving her dangerously exposed. Already a hunger claws at her soul, an insidious yearning stalks her … Continue reading

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Les Chiens de Guerre – Friday Fictioneers, February 2014

“Halte!” The hay wagon creaked to a standstill. Hidden deep within the bales, an English airman held his breath. The ring of steel-capped boots echoed round the wagon as bayonets jabbed through the load, grazing his shoulder.  His instinctive cry … Continue reading

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Truly Vintage (Friday Fictioneers, February 2013)

They clinked their glasses lightly together. “Do you remember …?” “I know what you’re going to say, I was just thinking the same”. Both dipped their heads remembering the heady fragrance from long ago. “Such a perfect nose…” “Mmm, applesweet, … Continue reading

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The Blue Light (Friday Fictioneers, February 2014)

The blue wax undulated lasciviously inside the lamp-base, shifting through periwinkle and prussian before climaxing in indigo. “Gross!” “Nonsense Arthur, it’s relaxing.” She was right.  Observing the lamp, he’d slip into a deep slumber, punctuated only by the thunderous snoring … Continue reading

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