Posts Tagged Fiction

Footprints – Part I


Part one of my new serial. Ruben watched the broad wall of diodes twinkling in their wire nests like stars in the night sky. Individually they blinked to their own rhythm, but together they melted into sparkling patterns that were too complex to be formed by mere chance. Ruben could lose hours staring at the […]

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The door


There was no shop front. No displays of the latest gadgets lying on carpets of fake snow; no posters encouraging passers-by to pre-order the next release; there wasn’t even windows of bumper stickers announcing yet another final sale. There was just a parsley green door. The paint was cracked in long thin lines as if […]

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Lucy


He tried not to look. He knew it would be gaping open.  He knew it would be a sight that he would remember for the rest of his life, but he couldn’t look.  He needed to focus.  He needed to get this report done.  A small bead of sweat swelled on Paul’s temple and he […]

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The Wolf’s Head (Part V)


Continuation of “The Wolf’s Head (Part IV)” There was something familiar about the landscape before me.  Whether it was because I had seen something similar in my previous life or perhaps the colours just naturally fitted together so well, I couldn’t tell.  For whatever reason, there was something that stirred my mind into a knowing […]

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The Wolf’s Head (Part IV)


Continuation of “The Wolf’s Head (Part III)” I had finished my mead and was just about to pull myself to my feet and make my way back to the comfort of my room when the bar woman returned.  This time, instead of wordlessly moving through my corner of the bar, she paused and gave me […]

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The Wolf’s Head (Part III)


(Continuation of  The wolf’s Head (Part II) ) The stairs were uneven; smoothed wood that bowed in the middle like limp washing lines.   My legs were nervous.  They had struggled enough with the flat of the landing and I could now feel my knee trembling as I forced my feet down onto each step.  I […]

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The Wolf’s Head (Part II)


(Continuation of The Wolf’s Head (Part I) ) The air hung lifeless in the room, pressing in close to everything it touched like a nervous dog around its master’s ankles. My head ached and I could feel a pulsing behind my eyes that caused my whole vision to twitch in and out of focus.  However, […]

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Determinations


He staggered through the mass of trees, tripping over unseen stones in his lumbering haste. Vines slashed against his naked torso spraying their caustic sap over his bronzed skin and adding to the already seeping assortment of cuts that plagued his body. His breath was shallow and wheezed in his throat, but he had long […]

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Last Days of Office (Part I)


She was dead. Her body lay motionless like a carelessly dropped rag doll. One arm was tucked beneath her, the shoulder twisted unnaturally with unsightly lumps where bone pressed against flesh. Sat blankly on her wan face, her eyes were an infinite distance away, like the shadow of light left by an extinguished candle in […]

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Empty Packets


My submission for @TheDarkGlobe1 ‘s writing competition, slightly tweeked post entry.  the original entry can be found here She wandered through the faceless crowd. The grey apparitions parting in front of her like a monochrome Red Sea.  She kept her eyes down, watching the patch of concrete just in front of her feet, tracing the […]

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