All posts tagged “life

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The System

Excerpt: My hand has forgotten how to find yours. I wait for you to come in knowing that my eyes will not seek yours, that my gaze will drift past and I’ll need you to pull me back. What will I say? David, I’m home? Will you answer; have you been away?

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GET THIS

Extract: There I was, dancing naked on the front lawn of suburbia, my heart pumping to the pulse of the sprinkler, spray-wet skin and diamonds beading my hair. “Dance with me.” I screamed at you; at your bedroom window, no longer our bedroom window. ______… Read More

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Love Locks

Extract: “Excusez-moi, parlez-vous anglais?” I asked hopefully. It was pretty much the only thing I could say in French. I stood  in the  police station and shifted from foot to foot. I was nervous, and my feet were hot. “Mai-oui, but of course, how can… Read More

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Flash of Gold

A slightly different version of this flash fiction is published as “Flash of Gold” in Oor Ain Voice, by Write Enuff, 2016. Available from epubli at this link: Oor Ain Voice, or from iTunes, or Amazon I stop for lunch and eat my institutional sandwich at my desk. I… Read More

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My Sister’s Life

Extract: I was twelve years old when I first realised I was walking on water. Before that I was home-schooled and no-one had much hope for me. But I survived. My sister was at private school and would have stayed there had I not hung on. The… Read More