Archive for June, 2010

Devaluation

Posted: June 30, 2010 in Uncategorized
The Music Professor beamed.
‘I’m thrilled about Peter Andre replacing Elgar on the £20 note. It sets the Arts on a whole new trajectory.’

Lifecycle

Posted: June 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

‘D’you want a sweetie?’

He repeated the words that delivered what he craved. The ones that snared him and changed the course of many lives.

Curiosity

Posted: June 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

The boy poked the stinky pyre, wondering when the cat, or the firework, would be missed. He’d only wanted to see what happened. That’s all.

Plan B

Posted: June 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

The earring lay, brazenly sparkling, on her side of the bed. As it vibrated up the vac, she speculated on its resemblance to a death rattle.

Thicker Than Water

Posted: June 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

Their father’s estate wouldn’t stretch three ways. On balance, Al decided Ed was expendable. He couldn’t manage without Mary’s chicken soup.

Karma

Posted: June 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

If she left him, he reasoned, she’d get all the flak and he would get the sympathy from their friends. He raised a glass to giving her hell.

American Pie

Posted: June 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Pa took the biggest slice of pie. Scowling, Jed went next. Jimbo snatched the third and half the last. Ma thanked God for a healthy family.