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The Right Reason

The Right Reason

It was a knockout.  In the 3rd round.  Lloyd never saw it coming. Just like he never foresaw how quickly his life would change when he was no longer ‘The Champ’.  Hangers-on who once fawned over him, wined and dined on his money, suddenly weren’t around anymore.  Vanessa, the stunning blonde, who had hung off […]

Inspired by Tommy

Inspired by Tommy

Locals always timed their walk past the sculptor’s studio for when the heat from the oxy-acetylene torch caused him to open the door. The current project, ‘Tommy’, was shrouded in secrecy but, with its hard steel construction, a warrior seemed a likely subject. “It might be a brave redcoat who offered no more than a […]

Flashes of Inspiration

Flashes of Inspiration

Jonathan Powers, award-winning playwright, sits at his mahogany desk in his penthouse overlooking the Thames and stares vacantly into space. Half an hour has passed since he heard the devastating news.  It seems Miss Clarke lost control of her car, the policeman had informed him, and hit a tree.  Sadly, she didn’t survive. Miss Clarke, […]

Distractions

Distractions

“CONSOLE BATTERY LOW” flashes on the left hand side of the screen, reminding her to put her console away and charge.  She unlocks her phone, and presses ‘play’ on her playlist. A stream of notes from Beethoven and Mozart flows through her ears, and proceeds to light up her mind with more and more ideas. The […]

Awaken

Awaken

It’s been a hard time for Sandra lately. It’s been from one trouble to the other. The closer she thinks she is getting to see what lies on the other side, the more troubles she has to combat. Her imaginations are running riot. She feels like escaping to somewhere tranquil. Far away from everyone and […]

Gardener For Life

Gardener For Life

Overwhelmed by the gruelling task ahead, Steven’s eyes moved from the printed address on the damp paper in his hand to the matching address before him.  He had been a gardener for a number of years but had never faced anything like this.  The weeds were thriving, unacknowledged for too long.  He wished he could […]

Whizzbang Whoopsie

Whizzbang Whoopsie

Nothing ever went quite right for Hoo. It had been that way since he’d been born, sixteen summers earlier, shooting out of his mother, Marta, so quickly that he gave the midwife a concussion.She’d still been a little addled when she’d asked Marta to name him.“Who?” asked Marta. Did the midwife mean the child, or […]

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