Prose Fiction

Quest for the Holy Arches

We searched for them at ever increasing speeds, around every twist and looming mountainous turn in the road. “There!” screeched …

Little Birds

“The owner wants us to destroy them, so smash them on the ground.” Jannis is holding one of three tiny …

#3

Sitting on my bunk with a hot (strong) coffee brewed inside an angular brass pot by an unsung genius. I’m …

#2

Paid work at last. Open each lid slowly, as if frightened of what horrors it will unveil in the silent …

New Zealand Notes #1

Here a good a place to start as any – face down on arm crooked – the flat belly of …

1000 views

Yesterday I reached one thousand views on my blog, and the fame really went to my head. I rushed out …

Easy Rider

I have recently been insured on my father’s car, a 1.8 litre Fiat. It is a strange sensation, having such …

Valley of the Kings

“I am not mad. I am eccentric perhaps–at least certain people say so…” Hercule Poirot Madness…lunacy…and the hot Egyptian sun… …

The Skin of a Hog

Are you ready?  Hell yea!  Damn right!  Hotty Toddy, gosh almighty,  Who the hell are we?  HEY!  Flim Flam, Bim …

Future

An extended stint of unemployment can be good, for some. Men who live in grand houses – grown fat and …

Flash Bathroom

These are dangerous and turbulent times. At any point a man could wake up surrounded by empty bottles of Henry …

Falmouth

We stood at a junction wielding golf clubs, our dress mixed and perverse. My self tie-dyed t-shirt was loose fitting …

Ceux-dessous

He lived in a grey cluster of houses funded by taxpayers. The sun seemed embarrassed to show its face, but it did …

Presentation

I had loaded up on coffee the morning of the big presentation. It turned out to be a drastic miscalculation …

20th birthday: harbour

September 10th. We were at it again. I hadn’t paid any attention to mother’s critique – “all you do is …