'It didn't mean anything, babe. I swear,' Dave pleads. Tears run down his cheeks. His eyes are red, glassy. Cathy listens impassively to her husband of five years. Inside, she feels hollow, like a pumpkin with its orange innards scooped out. Her fingers tremble; she closes them into a fist. 'She kinda threw herself at… Continue reading Done
From the shadows, a figure watches the foursome climb into the Uber. He's been spying on them all night; in the restaurant, he almost got caught when one of the woman looked his way. Their gaze connected for a fraction too long. Her face crinkled in confusion. But she looked away and their alcohol intake… Continue reading Len’s Choice
It's been a busy few days. My birthday was on Friday. A big one. So we've done some celebrating. On Friday night, Hubster and I enjoyed a light, early dinner in the outskirts of the city, followed by a play at the Malthouse Theatre. Saturday afternoon, we had a lovely family picnic in a local… Continue reading Grown up
The tenebrous figure behind her, to her left, brought a chill to her bones. She quickened her pace, keys held tightly in her fist as she hurried through the dark streets towards home. 'Excuse me,' a voice from behind called. Her heart jumped into her throat. This was it. She would be headline news tomorrow.… Continue reading Friend or Foe?
I walk through the darkness in search of...a shape? Person? Dream? I am close. I reach out. It disappears, elusive. A voice calls my name. I turn, but the inky black prevents me from seeing. The voice calls again. Do I recognise the timbre? Should I? I close my eyes. I see brightness reflecting on… Continue reading Trust in the dark