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Hedera Helix – Friday Fictioneers

  Menacing, previously undiscovered rooms in my childhood home… Desperately thin cats I’ve forgotten to feed for years on end… Resentful, cruelly-parched plants, crying out in their death throes, twisting in anguish… Limbs that can’t move… Wake up! I silently … Continue reading

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Accomplice Before the Fact – Friday Fictioneers, May 2017

  “We need to speak to your daughter.” Their expressions had been bleak, their demeanour professionally detached. No-one would tell me why. Now policemen come and go, talking in undertones, glancing over their shoulders at me.  Not curiously, not compassionately… … Continue reading

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La Place de l’Etoile – Friday Fictioneers, May 2017

Confetti and horse-shoes…  champagne and roses… cheers as our horse-drawn carriage pulled out of La Place de l’Etoile. It seemed we’d live forever, yet in no time at all we were spending more time looking for our glasses than through … Continue reading

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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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