Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Cat and the Crosshairs

The sniper in khaki swung his rifle toward the movement, his finger caressing the trigger. He’d seen a human form vanish into the wreckage of a house before he’d been able to make out any detail. He watched the house

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Alliteration at the Bus Stop

Keith skidded to a halt in the bus stop before too many raindrops had spattered his suit. “Morning,” said Janet. As usual, she was the only other person there at quarter past eight in the morning. Keith was too out

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The Man in the Uniform

The man in the uniform was tired. He’d started his shift with the words, “may I see your papers, please”, and been repeating the sentiment ever since. After two hours, it had become, “show me your papers”. Now he grunted,

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Non-fiction Review: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Like most people with an interest in the future, I tend to drop the William Gibson quote from time to time: The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. It felt like the central thesis of

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Do You Remember the Bluebells?

This month, our favourite place is full of flowers. Yes, that’s right, they’re dandelions. Clever girl. Do you remember last year, when there were bluebells as well? No? Well, a year’s a longer time for you than for me. Long

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