Margaret was bursting to amaze her aunt and elder cousins with what she'd learned at school; she was practically exploding.  Facts about the universe orbited and collided in the pit of her stomach. "Guess what?!" She yelped up the path as she skipped, frantically.  "You can see Venus from Earth tonight." Margaret pointed. "Look! You... Continue Reading →

Daily Prompt: Conjure

via Daily Prompt: Conjure She spread the red velvet across her lips, looking into her own heavily made-up eyes, black and mysterious.   Smoke and mirrors.   She didn't recognise herself but she didn't have to - it was the others she had to deceive and they all participated in this ritual so she just had to... Continue Reading →

Cut to pieces

    The news of your death prompted our road trip - a chorus of excitement filled the car, our children unacquainted with the idea of death. We found it standing empty, as if the house was holding on for our last visit. I'd wanted to show them the tree my father planted when I was... Continue Reading →

Daily Prompt: Entertain

via Daily Prompt: Entertain Something to do It was 9:30pm, pitch-black and cold.  I'd been waiting in the car for 40 minutes and my fingers, despite the layers and the gloves, were frozen, cold and bone-white underneath, I imagined.  I caught a glimpse of an indistinguishable silhouette in the cold glass - it was my... Continue Reading →


<a href="">Static</a> White noise flooded the room.  Sat squat in her armchair, her eyeballs crawled up, down, left and right, across the T.V screen, analysing the million tiny creatures climbing, bumping and clambering along, clumsily, carrying their young, their food, their everything with them.  She tried her hardest to stay fixed on just one of... Continue Reading →


Electric pulses zapped between them, his eyes undressing her where she waited.  Eyes widening, she lured him into her snare with her rouged lips, the silk ropes of her wrap-dress, a noose. "Can I buy you a drink?" He said, transfixed on the black abyss that held his gaze. She lowered her eyes to the... Continue Reading →

Winsome – Daily Prompt

via Daily Prompt: Winsome   She stood at the bar, curling her hair round her fingers, toying with it until her fingers hurt. She carried on, rubbing the tendrils harder and more frantically, yet retaining her sweet smile. A guy had once told her she was pretty.  Another, that she was cute.  She could effortlessly... Continue Reading →

Wind in your Sails -Friday Fictioneers

    She poured herself a stiff drink, adjusting her make-up and killing the nerves, all part of retaining the perfection America's elite demanded.  After 15 long years in the game, she was tired.   Selling art had been slowly eating away at the thing she loved: art. But she brushed it off, like the delicate... Continue Reading →

Never to be Worn

  She rocked back and forth on the nursing chair, humming the tune that had grown on her like a cancer.  It clung to the nursery walls, to the peeling and yellowing wallpaper, and despite the window being firmly shut, it tried to escape once more. She focused intently on making her soft woollen loops,... Continue Reading →

Daily Prompt: Finally

via Daily Prompt: Finally <a href="">Finally</a> So, you're at the gate.  They don't look anything like you expected. But then nothing ever does.   You raise your arm to look at your watch but it's not there; they probably took it but you lost track of the details in all of the chaos.  You're not sure... Continue Reading →

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