Tag Archives: Prose

A Walk In The Park

Ernst Stavro Blofeld, evil genius and all-round bad guy, sat at the centre of the massive operations room of his organised crime society called Spectre, or the “SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion”. Around him, the inside of … Continue reading

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The Long Wait

The old man walked wearily along the salt-rimed quay, to the bench where he sat facing the cold grey sea, his thoughts many miles and many years away. Watery sunlight broke through the mist, silken silence broken by the foghorn … Continue reading

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Heart Of Stone

The four gargoyles sat immutable on the north side of the church roof and stared at the churchyard below. Inside, the churchgoers were celebrating their Harvest Festival; children processing up to the altar and depositing their tins of just-in-date Heinz … Continue reading

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Hot Candidate

Cinders looked around nervously. The other candidate had already been interviewed. She looked so prepared and here Cinders was, without the slightest clue about the security job, the prospects or the conditions. She smiled nervously at the girl sitting opposite. … Continue reading

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A Jovial Remark

Ben’s ship “Persephone” groaned and ticked with the absolute cold of space through which she hurried, that and the gravitational effects of Jupiter, the nearby gas giant. His loneliness played tricks with his mind. He knew the rest of the … Continue reading

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An Innocent, A Broad

Roxanne smiled as she gazed longingly at the postcard. Life here in Gig Harbor was quiet, too quiet for a New Jersey girl with stars in her eyes. Yes, Washington State was beautiful at times, when the sun shone one … Continue reading

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Winter concedes defeat, Nature’s victory is complete. Primula, bluebell and crocus fireworks burst and glow on every bank and hedgerow. Daffodils trumpet loud the triumph sun rises golden in still, clear air; woodpecker drumroll breaks the silken silence. Spring has … Continue reading

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