Category Archives: Published Work

A Place for Everything – Friday Fictioneers, January 2021

  There’s an air of orderliness about him that I wouldn’t have expected. But when she brings in the tea, pale amber liquid, baby-pink wafers, china cups with impossibly diminutive handles, I understand more clearly. She sits, primly smoothing her … Continue reading

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Snap!

She twangs the elastic mercilessly against her inner wrist, and the compulsion subsides. She can do this… everything will be fine. Within a minute, the feelings resurge.  That gnawing sensation in her gut, a rising flutter of panic in the … Continue reading

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Him Too – Friday Fictioneers, October 2020

She’s been depleted by it all. The whispers, accusations, police, lawyers, the attention-seeking dewy-eyed young women queuing up for their fifteen minutes of fame. Justice may have ultimately prevailed, but at what cost to his reputation, their social standing, even … Continue reading

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One Careless Owner – Friday Fictioneers, September 2020

Thin fingers, unnervingly strong, grip my wrist. “Put it back.  It’s not for you.” “It’s for sale,” I protest, “it’s priced.” She prises it from my fingers, returns it to the shelf. Seething, I drift over to the jade carvings, … Continue reading

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Will You Be Staying Long…? Friday Fictioneers, June 2020

“Side plates on the left,” says my mother-in-law. Piss off. “…and where’s those egg-cups I gave you?” Oh hell, charity shop probably.   “Sleep well, Julia?” “The bed was somewhat lumpy, I thought.” “Ah… you found the pea then…” “Pea?” “Tea?” … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood – Flash 500 November 2018 (Third Place)

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Taken – Friday Fictioneers, April 2018

The mall, once dilapidated, is now all chrome, glass and glitter. A cold marble bench marks the spot where she lost Mikey, cold as the fear that gripped her when he was wrenched from her arms. Twenty years today.  But … Continue reading

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Calling Home – Friday Fictioneers, December 2017

“Hi Jeanie, how’s it going?” “Fine. You?” “Terrific. Think I might have a contract lined up.” “Really?” “Right – guy saw me perform, left a number for me to ring.” “Great. When you coming home, honey?” “Soon Jeanie, my luck’s … Continue reading

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Peek: Weekly Photo Challenge

The challenge this week was to reveal just enough of the subject to catch the viewer’s attention, to make them want a little more detail.  This particular subject has always fascinated me, and I must have taken scores of shots … Continue reading

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Wanderlust: Weekly Photo Challenge

There is no place that signifies travel as much to me as South Africa, possibly because my initial visit there marked the first time I’d travelled outside Europe.  So even though I visited Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia a few … Continue reading

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