prose

Railway sketch

Railway station in a country town, flagstones wide, dark and wet with rain. Cast iron bolts suffocated by thick beige …

Bar sketch

two fellas, one shorter, looks worriedly over shoulder, kept dry under union jack umbrella held by taller mate. Step tip …

1st draft extract #1

I unloaded our little camping stove, which was dented and covered in spatterings of dried tomato sauce and dust, and banged …

Old Dog Love

Excuse me, would you accept this? The card is attached to a thick brown arm cut with a heavy silver …

As Is

I fumble for the USB jack, and for the keys. Everything is washed in cool light. Immediately my mug is …

Portrait of a Teepee

mmn Maccas? 8.41 Sunday morning, Southern Australia. Inside it is hot and dark. The sun here is like an aggressive …

Cowboy

He stood in the middle of the street. The street was wide enough for five or six horses, the dirt …

Day Off

-Did you get up to anything on your day off? My boss asks, eyebrows slightly raised eyes slightly glazed, not …

Bystander

He walked past a lot of windows. This one made him stop, for a moment, and stare thoughtfully at his …

Void [extract]

She felt like she was mourning over something, but she didn’t know what. She was gripped by a terrible nostalgia …

Job Seeker’s Trousers

I got nothing to get up for in the morning, so I get up in the afternoon boom bow, there’s …

A Snapshot

I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe the cheek- I know. I know. I know. Sarah, you won’t believe …

Captain 5

Some said he reigned from somewhere in the South Pacific, though none knew definitely, as he never spoke. His only …

Wharf Meat

High tide lapped six inches shy of the short pier that often docked boats (fishermen’s barnacled boats bringing mussels and …

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 …

#3

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

1000 views

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