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Through A Glass Darkly – Friday Fictioneers, January 2019

I thought I knew him but, in retrospect, I’m not sure what I thought I knew. We’d slotted comfortably together like a jigsaw, albeit with some pieces now slightly worn at the edges – no longer the perfect fit, perhaps.  … Continue reading

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A Friend Indeed – Friday Fictioneers, December 2018

“You’re always so supportive.” A divorcee herself, Ellen has total empathy. She embraces me.  “That’s what friends are for, hon.” “And thanks for the quiche,” she calls, as I leave. Ellen’s always been excruciatingly tactful.  She hates quiche and won’t … Continue reading

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Once the Fire Goes Out (Re-run) – Friday Fictioneers, December 2018

  He’s in the damn’ garage again. Fiddlin’ with his bits an’ pieces, ball-strokin’, lookin’ at dirty pictures, I’ll bet.  Just so long’s he don’t get no ideas. I see he’s dug out some chains  an’ a roll of gaffer … Continue reading

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The Evening Commute – Friday Fictioneers, December 2018

  Those fleeting insights into other people’s lives… Lights flicker over someone leaning on his spade, staring up as we pass.  A family at dinner, glimpsed through undrawn curtains; a tantalising shadow on a blind as someone dons or discards … Continue reading

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The Silent Scream – Friday Fictioneers, November 2018

Throughout that relentless summer, Edward queued daily at the town’s only well, ostentatiously drawing less water than others. “Let the children have my share,” he’d say, piously.  Yet alone on his land, he drank greedily from a sparkling crystal stream, … Continue reading

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Requiem – Friday Fictioneers, September 2018

She reacts like a startled deer when I slide into the pew beside her. “Shall you miss him, my dear?” I say conversationally. A heartbeat, then “Won’t everyone?” she parries. “Well, none more than you, I suspect.” She’d bolt, but … Continue reading

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A Safe Distance – Friday Fictioneers, August 2018

  His face looms over her; he’s breathing heavily in concentration. Safely behind the mirror, she examines him with detachment, something she could never do when she was alive. He’s aging.  Bright red capillaries lace across his cheeks, the tip … Continue reading

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Birthday Girl – Friday Fictioneers, August 2018

Yesterday’s festivities have left Clemmie fractiously tired, and now she dozes in her pushchair, her flushed face dappled by the shifting leaves of the sycamore tree above. Will and I nestle in the lush grass, picnic remains littering the tartan … Continue reading

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Truckstop – Friday Fictioneers, July 2018

She looked fragile, confused and vulnerable. “What’s up, Ma?” said a trucker. “I’ve lost my purse in the bushes, with all my savings in it” she whispered.  “Please help me…” The trucker grinned at his mate. “Sure we will, honey.” … Continue reading

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Major Attraction – Friday Fictioneers, July 2018

Memory is what I have instead of a view. He hasn’t spoken, yet I’ve heard him. And he knows. I stumble past, trying not to catch his eye.  I might as well endeavor to fly. My sister pauses, reading the … Continue reading

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