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Delilah stepped into the train station, heart pounding furiously. Her instructions were to join the throng ahead and push herself forward into the crowd. She was to act the minute the train pulled up.....but she'd changed her mind. Delilah knew... Continue Reading →

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A Private Affair

A table for six was being prepared. That's how mum wanted it. I, being the eldest of four had been nominated to organise the gathering. My subdued siblings waited as our two favourite aunts arrived and seated themselves. I re-read... Continue Reading →

The Right Ingredient

"Why this sign?" Helga asked,"why not simply: 'Do Not Enter'?" "This sign will pique curiosity, speed up the heart rate and flood the body with adrenaline," Gordo replied, gruffly. Helga's eyes lit up with understanding. She turned and hurried back... Continue Reading →

Sweet ‘n Sour Revenge

"Just one bullet. That's all I need," chuckled Mark as he took another swig of brandy. Since making the decision to kill himself, he'd planned on how to take down his oppressors at the same time. No spraying-bullets-at-the-office scene...no siree!... Continue Reading →

Will You Marry Me?

Kelly Simmons walked to the edge of the lake, right hand clutching a coin. With a deep breath she hurled it in and shut her eyes. Across the way, Justin spotted his fiancĂ©e looking into the famous 'lake of dreams'-... Continue Reading →

The KO

Amy watched Petra circle her opponent. From her vantage point, Amy thought Petra seemed off her game, somehow. A swift move...Crack! ...Petra's head snapped back and she was on the ropes, shielding her head and body from raining blows. Amy... Continue Reading →

A Doorbell Rings

Squaring shoulders, Peter tried, "Hi! I'm your son." No that was too direct. "Hello sir, did you know Madeline Hoffman? " No, that didn't sound right either. He tried, " Hi! I'm sure you know who I am." Peter sighed.... Continue Reading →

I Am Many

I was born in one place, grew up in another and now live in another. And yet, I'm of- again- another. Where does that leave me? What memories do I dredge up when thinking of my hometown? I'll tell you-... Continue Reading →

The Trees Have Eyes

Eli wiped his brow and surveyed the remnants of wood. They would have to wait until tomorrow. Trudging home along the bank of trees, he wondered idly at the newly hewned earth that lined his path. Had someone been digging?... Continue Reading →

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