Category Archives: Just Sayin’

Erosion – Friday Fictioneers, November 2015

  Tom places one glass of wine on the table. I look up, catching Sal’s expression. “Not drinking, Sal?” “Apparently not.” The waiter arrives. “A 6 ounce steak for my wife, hold the sauce. And a green salad.” We eat … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Hero – Friday Fictioneers, November 2015

“What if it doesn’t end?” “How do you mean?” “If it’s not all over… when you die… suppose it just changes into something else?” Billie lights a cigarette, discards the match over his shoulder. “Like what?” “Something worse, perhaps.” “What … Continue reading

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Border Assignment – Friday Fictioneers, November 2015

Border Assignment “Wait, stay still!” The little girl is stranded, her hair entangled in the razor wire, under which her mother has attempted to drag her. I drop my cameras, shrug off my back-pack, and rummage for a pair of … Continue reading

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The Secretary Bird, Friday Fictioneers, October 2015

I abhor her ingratiating manner, the sly puss. “Your husband’s busy right now Mrs Adams, can I help?” (Yes dear, you can tell him I found your hotel receipt.) “Well it is rather important… and urgent …” Her eyes gleam … Continue reading

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The Great Escape – Friday Fictioneers, October 2015

Ellen squinted past Geoffrey’s ear at her wristwatch. “Will you be long, do you think?” Geoffrey mumbled into her neck; Ellen sighed, remembering the dinner dishes still littering the kitchen. Eventually he rolled away, a snore already rising from his … Continue reading

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A Man of Conviction – Friday Fictioneers, October 2015

Convictions are strange things. In the shadows of reclusivity, fanned by the fervour of fellow zealots, they’d ignited into a blaze of enlightenment and moral justification. But tonight the winds of opposition are causing the flames to flicker; wider intellectual … Continue reading

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The Unfairground – Friday Fictioneers – October 2015

He’d enjoyed the swings, but now he seemed uncertain, so until the roundabout gathered speed, I paced alongside the undulating red and silver horse. The second time around I saw his expression relaxing from angst to delight. And the next … Continue reading

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Holding Back The Years – Friday Fictioneers, September 2015

  She’s just dropped my smart-phone into a sink of hot soapy water. “I was only looking,” she whines. “You – don’t – look – with – your – hands.”  I fairly spit the words into her worried face, and … Continue reading

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Too Late Now – Friday Fictioneers, September 2015

The carpet-slippered feet dangling above the stairwell said it all; he’d not really invited her round to discuss the divorce. Stumbling through the detritus of his living-room, all empty bottles and overflowing ashtrays, she found their framed wedding photo. Even … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost – Friday Fictioneers

It’s a typical English village, all duck-ponds, rose-clad cottages and cricket pitches. But Nick has a gift for scything through respectable facades. Nick has a nose for human frailties; he inhales the  ghetto surrounding him. The vicar, who has lost … Continue reading

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