Category Archives: Friday Fictioneers

Not Quite Forgotten – Friday Fictioneers, April 2017

You’re a long time dead… You boarded the train, your fingers brushing briefly across my stomach. Either that goes or I do… You sent postcards with no return address. Livin’ the life, hon… You left phone messages, withholding your number … Continue reading

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A Match Made in Heaven

  He smiles tenderly at his young bride. “If you desire them, you shall have them, beloved,” he says, indicating the gleaming dancing shoes in the shop window, “but you must promise you will dance for me every day.” She … Continue reading

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The Missing Piece – Friday Fictioneers, April 2017

  He was the missing piece in the jigsaw of my life, and I had to have him, even though he belonged to someone else. So when we met socially, the three of us, I was carefully attentive towards her, … Continue reading

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Nothing To See Here – Friday Fictioneers, March 2017

A 25-mile tail-back, three abreast. Interviews and hospital appointments missed, kids uncollected from school, friends and loved ones arriving ungreeted from far-flung destinations. Down the line, motorists amble, phones pressed to ears, swigging from water-bottles; up front, others watch the … Continue reading

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An Old Soul – Friday Fictioneers, March 2017

From the moment of his birth, my grandson was old.  And wise. From his crib, he fixed me with an unwavering gaze as we locked fingers on the blue satin-edged blanket.  I felt humbled… instantaneously stripped of layers of attitudes, … Continue reading

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On a More Practical Note – Friday Fictioneers, March 2017

She’s not sure why she’s done this. Because she could?  That convenient mantra inspires most of her transgressions, a glib response that unnerves even the most detached interrogator. She presses her face into the pillow, inhaling his man-smell, and slides … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Massacre – Friday Fictioneers, February 2017

  “You sent it???” Her fantasies had been shattered, and also the cachet of having an unknown admirer. How could he imagine that she, the homecoming queen, would be seen dead with him?  Not exactly trailer-park trash, but close enough … Continue reading

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Not All Bad – Friday Fictioneers, February 2017

You’re isolated now, completely on your own; scarcely visible to anyone or anything. You look in the mirror each morning.  They say what you see depends on your expectations, and although yours are pretty low, the reflection still falls unremittingly, … Continue reading

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Unlikely Bedfellows – Friday Fictioneers, February 2017

Where he was prickly, plodding, pedantic, our daughter was mercurial, almost ethereal. She rose each morning, her vitality unfurling to flit amongst the strands of other people’s lives, touching, inspiring, illuminating the darkest corners of their souls before sinking exhausted … Continue reading

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Blessings – Friday Fictioneers, January 2017

We never knew how Uncle Dan got his money, but he made sure we knew how he spent it. You’d have thought my father would be jealous, but not him;  he’d just smile, slip an arm round my mother’s waist … Continue reading

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