Category: Fiction

An Old Watchman

By: Abu Siddik The shack was rickety. It stood at the far end of the forest of Khairbari. The yard was covered with long grass and wild weeds. An old watchman, lean, […]

Dragged up

By: The Birch Twins Aaron Michaels missed the goal again, and the shot rebounded harmlessly off the crossbar. “Aw, you fucking ball sack,” my son shouted with his hands in the air, […]


By: Ruth Deming Thirty years and I am finally retired from teaching.                 Finally!                  I won’t go on about the years flying by unnoticed – but of course […]

Flightless Birds

By Patrick Eades             We were in the garage by Christmas. The temperature refused to drop from 35 degrees at nine in the evening, our stomachs stuffed with prawns, ham, fruit cake […]

On Edge

By: Jean Rover “Madge says I’m boring,” Chuck confided to Max. “I think she’s going to leave me.” The old dog looked up with his one good eye. The other was swollen […]

Ode to Campari

By Ronita Sinha      The day I brought you home Campari, is the day I fell in love with you. I christened you Campari after a wine-coloured lipstick that I adored at the […]

The last pylon

By Claudia Spiridon Stark silence embraces the picture of the two figures, shadows driving along the space between them. A pair of eyes tries to find the other, but the search is […]

The Geese

By: Michal Reiben Gnome school days are long and finish at half-past four. As well as all the usual subjects, they are also taught special tricks to fight against goblinoids, how to […]

The Crime Scene

By: James Glass Detective Gail Summers arrived at the residence of 65 Ocean Drive. The spacious beach house overlooked the Gulf of Mexico as waves rolled onto the shore. From the bedroom […]