In Whose Name

She was terrified, wide eyes fixed on him, breath shallow, sweat across her brow. He leant closer, making sure she was secured to the pole. There was none to interfere or overhear in the crowded square, everyone keeping their distance perhaps out of respect, certainly out of fear. Brother Anteo steadied himself. “You understand why, […]

Finding Them

The café was nearly deserted, resting between early morning workers and the lunch time blitz of tired shoppers. It was my time, those few hours where a quiet table could be had and I could linger over a cup or two, watching the world float by without the waitresses shuffling me along for better paying […]

Bacon and Butter

I got this thing for butter. Real butter. Not the mass-produced stuff out of Rochedale but the boutique, Sorrell melt in your mouth handmade creamy delight. It’s expensive and the job don’t pay well but I’m careful. I budget to the last few cents, take out the home loan, utilities and petrol before I see […]