The Queue

It was nearly 9am as Kynn woke in the doorway and, accompanied by creaking joints and falling dirt, stood up shaking the night from his coat. Too old, too cold and too long without sustenance he thought. He slowly picked his way along the alley between overflowing garbage bins, pools of rancid water, and occasional […]

Anita

Yes she’s separated he says two years, it’s been rough but she’s mending In response to my whispered question. I’d been with her at the airport lounge she knocking back the doubles faster than I recalled her doing Laughing joking grin wild Has my boy done the lawn Has he done Has he not done […]

Sharne

She pruned roses with a chainsaw grows back fuller, better learned it from an old man   You’re nuts andrew she said she smiles bet you make plastic planes, read sci-fi   Yeah sharne you don’t belong constrained ex-army all that drive, creativity shackled     He sold spots in phone books now to PNG […]

Transition

One Atop the rise the Southern Lord cast his gaze to the camp of the Lord of All Lands, his opponent. He fancied he could see him smiling, self-satisfied. As well he should be as this, the fifth day of battle, belonged to him. The featureless plain between them, barely a half hours ride across, […]