Seize the day

Brian remembered a time when greeting the day was a thing; being bounced awake by young bodies, then soothed with warm coffee and warmer kisses. Now, only silent bedroom walls watched  as he rose from rumpled sheets which gave little sign he’d not slept alone. At breakfast, he obediently chewed his way through fruit-flavoured cardboard,Continue reading “Seize the day”

Fog (That’s life)

Fiona began to wake slowly, snuggled in the warm comfort of her own bed. In her dreamy haze, she ran her fingers expectantly down her stomach; reality crashed into her day. There was no bump, no baby.  She caught her breath, but it was no good; tears engulfed her yet again. Would the pain everContinue reading “Fog (That’s life)”

Christmas surprise (That’s life)

The envelope was finally here. Joanna left it on the table while she made a cup of tea, savoring the moment. With her mum and dad out shopping, she was looking forward to exploring the contents at leisure. The envelope contained the final piece of her gift to her parents for Christmas. With Joanna’s weddingContinue reading “Christmas surprise (That’s life)”

His woman (murder genre)

Entering his hut, the triumphant hunter forgot the still-warm blood dripping from his hard-won carcass, as an unexpected smell of fear assailed him. His eyes sought his woman in the dim fire-light, finding her cowering with his children in the furthest corner. He recognized her terror, without understanding the cause. She crept forward to takeContinue reading “His woman (murder genre)”