Category Archives: Fiction

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

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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

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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

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A Question Of Hope


So I’m talking to my friend Greg.  Him for whom each new girl was, “Real ”  for a weekend at least, although most weekends for him were spent taking a rest from life, until he met his wife, Sandra when … Continue reading

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A Moment Near Paradise


You could call it a connection of minds: two people enjoying a time free of anxieties:  that was all it was and everything. A holiday romance, a trick of circumstance where a lady taking a solitary vacation , “She needed … Continue reading

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A Break With Routine


I am the man you pass in corridors, or walk by on the street: an unassuming example of conformity, avoiding challenge if he can, and letting duty rather than expression be his guide: a man who knows his wife, as … Continue reading

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A Life In Passing


I was standing on the bridge the other evening, admiring the view, and the way the current played against the boats moored along the river bank when a man thrashing around desperately in the water appeared from underneath the bridge. … Continue reading

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Ronnie Crouch


Meeting Ronnie Crouch for the first time at what was to become “my local” shortly after moving into the area was an experience. He was a sprightly,  slightly elderly gentleman, with a glow about him which draws the attention of … Continue reading

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A Timeless Union


One afternoon my Grandad said to me, “Son, to men, women always remain a mysterious entity while to women, men become a flawed utility.” He made the comment with a chuckle and it made me smile because I remember Grandma … Continue reading

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My Life In Residence


My name is Stanley Castle, which is the name I prefer, although the familiar, “We’re all friends now” people insist on calling me “Stan.” I am a man who relishes order and formalities and excessive familiarity unsettles me: it has … Continue reading

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