Monthly Archives: March 2018

Jim’s Sister

The day my little white car broke down was the last but one time I decided enough was enough. “You’re late,” said my sister when she opened the door to mum’s place. “I’m fine, thank you,” I said. “How are

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A Suspiciously Washed Shirt

Priscilla marched into the living room, brandishing Robert’s shirt. “You’ve washed your own shirt.” She threw it at him, covering his face. “Hey!” Robert pulled it aside, his eyes still fixed in the direction of the television. “Arsenal are about

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Non-fiction Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

We are on the threshold of both heaven and hell, moving nervously between the gateway of one and the anteroom of the other. History has still not decided where we will end up, and a string of coincidences might yet

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Traveller on the Moor

Horace saw the traveller immediately after the sun dipped below the horizon. A piece of darkness in the shape of a cloaked man, barely visible by the lavender sky as it moved through the heather and gorse toward him. Horace

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Celeste Loves Alan

Celeste took Alan’s hand in hers. “I love you,” she said. Alan’s Adam’s apple bobbed. He said nothing. “Do you love me?” asked Celeste. “I…” Alan withdrew one of his hands to adjust his spectacles. “I’m not sure. I feel

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Hope’s Firework

Jonno held the firework in front of him as though it was a gold medal and the four of them had just won the Olympic relay. “What do you see here?” he asked. “A firework,” said Shawn. “That’s what it

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