For now, I am

A jigsaw, tipped out on the floor, pieces scattered everywhere. A pile of leaves, strewn about by an errant wind. A watercolour painting, left out in the rain. A calm river, disturbed by a landslide. A well-worn book, knocked off a park bench and forgotten, out of sight. A bracelet snagged on a hook, beads … Continue reading For now, I am


A river and a rock

You're wading through a river, against the flow. Left, right, left, right. One step in front of the other, slowly gaining ground, but feeling the pressure against you each for each foot of progress. You can see the path ahead through the clear, frigid water, and the pitfalls ahead are a mixture of obvious and … Continue reading A river and a rock

Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 4 – Clair de Lune

I've written this short story while listening to Clair de Lune from the Suite bergamasque, and I feel like it should be read while listening to the song. I hope you enjoy it. (P.S. The header image is from He walked slowly through the snow, making sure not to mar the other footprints with his own, occasionally jumping … Continue reading Non-Zero November ’16 – Day 4 – Clair de Lune

“His heart was two sizes too small.”

The following piece is fictional and does not represent my actual feelings of the Christmas period. “The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. … Continue reading “His heart was two sizes too small.”

Non-Zero November – Day 10 – War

The sky lights up, burnt Invisible flames find me War never changes ~TFAS

Non-Zero November – Day 5 – The Promise

We didn't actually do much today, so I'll do something else instead. As it is Bonfire Night here in England, I thought I'd keep to the theme somewhat. Now, I wrote this a while ago, but it counts towards my challenge as I edited it some more today. This vignette is entirely of my making, … Continue reading Non-Zero November – Day 5 – The Promise