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“People react to the news of cancer in different ways” the doctor informed. Clarisa was already working on plan A through Z. Me? I was memorizing her face. Lets face it, the doctor and [...]
Trusting his cunning lies She sighs – she is no longer Determined to leave him Believing his calculated excuses She is done with Analysing his true intentions Submitting meekly to his total control No [...]
He doesn’t know which urge is stronger. The need to kill the gnawing, aching hunger or recapture the phantasmagorical feeling of warmth, ecstasy and relief. He needs a good vein, needs to make it [...]
“Other than the cars driving on the other side of the road, this is just like home” My wife looks at me sideways as the French couple walks by. “Okay, ignore the French speaking” [...]
Apparently it’s the first of September today. The first day of Spring. I lost count, so I will just have to believe them. Time moves agonisingly slowly in here. Some days I relive her [...]
Every day I watch her spin her web. Carefully, meticulously, delicately; a silken snare for the unwary. The intricate patterns are beautiful and captivating, the threads almost invisible. Before victims know what is happening [...]
I lit another cigarette and waited, my eyes fixed on the phone opposite me. Even though I’d been expecting it, the shrill tone of the phone ringing made me jump. I lifted the receiver [...]
It was a straight forward autopsy. The cause of death was obvious- strangulation. Blood-shot eyes were a giveaway. Almost on stalks, bulging from oxygen deprivation. Or terror. What number was she? Five? Six? They [...]
It goes without saying that breaking up sucks. Not only do I have to hurt somebodies feeling, ruin our combined future plans and give away the solace of being with a lovely person, I [...]
I am at the moment before a first kiss. In my mind she is perfection, I want to hold the dream a bit longer just in case. I lean towards her, she meets me [...]
‘Mum, I found a spider!’ His excited voice drifts across the garden. Her face crinkles with concern as she darts across the small yard, calling out desperately, ‘Where is it? Don’t touch it!’ Red [...]
She looks worried again. Her baby is new and her brain is full. She asks, “Which is best, breast or bottle?” I answer, “Getting fed.” “How about cot sleeping or co-sleeping?” “Sleeping.” “Cloth or [...]