Category Archives: creative writing

A Moment Of Indecision


The clock beside me said 6:23am: digital and with unmoving hands, but still the weight of the day boore down upon me. At 2pm today I would become a married man and what was rising through me was raw unprocessed … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Fiction, Love, marriage, Peter Wells | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Life Without Regard


My grandmother, I remember, draped a fur around her shoulders long after they ceased to be fashionable, even when reclining on the sofa in her home. She delighted in making statements such as, “I have offered up my life to … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Fiction, humour, Peter Wells | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Wedding Of The Century


I was best man at my oldest friends wedding recently. I calmed him as we stood in church waiting for his beautiful bride to make her appearance. The waiting lasted forever, you know how it is, but at last she … Continue reading

Posted in character, courting, creative writing, Fiction, humour, Peter Wells | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Conditioning


We were as different as two people can be, with different approaches to life, culture and religion but at the centre of it I felt you would always be true to me, and so I opened the door to my … Continue reading

Posted in character, community, creative writing, Fiction, Peter Wells, Romance | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Mr Cummings


Mr Cummings, who taught me English at school was considered an “Odd Man.” You could see even then, and I was about eleven when he taught me, that most of his conversations were with himself, which he involved you in … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Fiction, Humanity, Peter Wells | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Finality


“You must leave in the morning but we can say goodbye tonight” was my wife’s way of closing the door on our marriage: her voice was flat and calm: she was always calm. She had been my safe space, haven … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing, Fiction, Life, Peter Wells, Relationships | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

A Walk Through Memory


 Love me but do not own me: Celebrate but don’t possess me;” I see her smiling as she said it; the last words I heard spoken by her face to face. Off on an adventure, never to return, crushed by … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Fiction, Peter Wells, Romance | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

A Coincidental Reunion


The doctor’s words  slid across his mind, played with his future and settled on the hand in front of him. His hand. “Three months at most”. The words were not ambiguous. He had a period of mobility, and armed with … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Fiction, Peter Wells, Romance | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

In Another Place


I woke up in another place, in another time, sitting in a chair and staring at a man I had never seen or met before. “ Hello” he said. “I wondered if you’d wake up here or just return to … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Fiction, Life, Peter Wells | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

A Life Resolved


I have always loved the voyage of life while showing little regard for safety or sense of a destination; I was always the sauce on the dish but never the main ingredient. Still there was one dish I wished to … Continue reading

Posted in character, creative writing, Fiction, Life, Peter Wells, Romance | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments