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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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The Wolf’s Head (Part I)


I could feel the welts burn into my back as I pulled on the white shirt that had been folded neatly by my bed.  My head was pounding, like an old fashioned steam train roaring through a tunnel, and there was not a single muscle in my body of which I was not fully aware.  […]

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Fragmentation


The hand-held recorder slotted into the table socket with a delicate click followed by a perky electronic beep. Francis, with his eyes half closed to obscure the real world, felt his memories of his wife floating around the room.  She drifted in front of him, picking up phantom objects while ghosting through real ones.   Occasionally […]

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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 II)


(read part I here: Last Days of Office Part I) She lay in her bed with her head propped up by two big feather pillows.  Through her window she could see the fissure of dawn cutting along the horizon.  She hadn’t slept at all and her eyes seemed to be subjected to the gravitational pull […]

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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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For One Night Only…


“Gentlemen to the left, ladies to the right, please. Take off your jackets and remove all headgear.” Jacob called out over the hubbub of the nightclub’s lobby. The building had used to be an old cinema and still had the ostentatious plaster work and fake Greco-Roman pillars around its walls. In the daylight it looked […]

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Causes


He liked it by the sea.  The soft growl of the waves scurrying up the pebble beach reminded him of the hum of the engines, and the cool breeze felt almost as fresh as newly cleansed air.  Most days he would simply lie on his terrace completely naked, but for a blindfold, and let the […]

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The Find


He scratched and scraped in the dark. It was hot in the small hole and already his breathing was becoming laboured.  The only light came from a dim lamp precariously lodged on a ledge just above his head.  It lit the ground beneath his hands so he could see its contours and colours, but it […]

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