Short Stories

Angels in Waiting

Angels in Waiting

Samantha was four years old with long dark hair and big dark eyes. Her pale skin flushed with the slightest hint of soft pink like the peonies in her mother’s flower garden and when she slept her long dark lashes gently brushed the cherubic curve of her small cheek. Sabrina had a hard time pulling […]

Kryptonite

Kryptonite

Things had been going great and then one night she announced that she wanted a cat. As soon as she had said it, that cat was already in the room, and I knew what was coming but I gave it a hopeless shot anyway. “It’s out of the question, I’m allergic to cats. My ex, […]

Flicker

Flicker

She’d been flickering for years now, though it hadn’t become apparent until recently.  There were the unanswered emails, the unacknowledged Facebook updates – stuff she’d always shrugged off as people being busy.  But then work started to call, asking why she hadn’t been coming in, even though she’d said hi to three people in the […]

By November 16, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
The Monday Morning Hangover Blues

The Monday Morning Hangover Blues

The good thing about Londoners is that as well as working hard they also party hard and most people are listening to the same Monday morning blues as I am. But there are slight differences to be seen and they fall into specific categories commonly defined by age. No seat for me as usual today […]

The Girl in the Window

The Girl in the Window

Jones: “She keeps looking down at me. What the fuck is wrong with her. I don’t trust kids. They’re all a bunch of gang bangers or punks now-a-days. What’s up with those pants? One day they’re baggy and the next day they’re skinny. In my day, only a clown would dress like these idiots. And […]

By October 7, 2012 9 Comments Read More →
Appraising: A Short Play About Selling Out at Work

Appraising: A Short Play About Selling Out at Work

  An employer/employee appraisal turns argumentative and asks the character defining question of whether or not you would remain in hell if the devil paid you enough. Small office setting. Two employees talking.   Employee 1 I just don’t see why I have to go through this. It’s totally depressing and it won’t change anything. […]

By September 12, 2012 13 Comments Read More →
My Room

My Room

Originally posted on Associated Content, March 2008 The room that I slept in as a child was adjacent to our living room. That meant that I was the only person who had to sleep on the first floor of our run down old farmhouse. Outside, the paint was peeling and the shutters banged against the […]

By September 6, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
Steps to a Stranger

Steps to a Stranger

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of Creative Commons” align=”alignleft” width=”240″][/media-credit]She trembled up the steps, exhausted but relieved. Another night filled with dancing lay ahead, rhythms and movements that would course through her veins and anything she could think of that would help her to move her life forward. That’s all she wanted. A life to remember: a life […]

By September 2, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
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