Without Incident
Nov12

Without Incident

The little fish clung to the underside of the jetsam, shivering with fear. After everything that had happened this somehow seemed the most scary moment of all. It was nearly silent; only the occasional bubble and splash on the surface punctuated the oppressive terror. There was nothing around. Which direction should he go? Would he ever see anyone again? Some shadow shifted in the distance. The fish held his breath. A trick of the...

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The Media Beast
Oct07

The Media Beast

I went down to the zoo today. There were many people there. I think a lot of people visit the zoo every day. I stopped by the media beast enclosure. I was not alone. There was quite a crowd. The media beast is a strange beast. It is large and powerful. Its eyes are soulless, dark and flat. I studied the media beast. Other people watched it and wandered off. They looked at me and shrugged. The media beast chewed on news bushes....

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The Alliteration Assassin
Apr04

The Alliteration Assassin

The mirror’s steamed up on account of all the hot, wet bodies sheltering from the rain but the obscured reflection that greets me still looks haggard. I’ve been putting the decision off long enough and it’s not as if the weather’s going to improve any time soon so I down the golden film coating the base of my whiskey glass, pull my still-damp hat from the hook under the bar, and make to leave. There’s a...

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Post-Apocalyptic Estate Agent
Jun27

Post-Apocalyptic Estate Agent

I’m dreadfully sorry for my tardiness Mr and Mrs Rags; there was a road traffic accident along the southern desert road which naturally has had a knock-on effect throughout the area… Did I get anything? Oh yes! After the Enforcers chased off the Carrion Legion – it was they who’d laid the trap; family all dead by the way, killed post-crash – I managed to fight through the scavengers and took a shoe off...

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Murder At Metathesis Mansion
Apr04

Murder At Metathesis Mansion

Well, this is luxury. I’m in the back seat of a car appreciating the fine stitching on the initials “H.W.” emboridered into the leather, and I’m taking in a view of the countryside just outside the city. It’s raining, but then it’s always raining. Still, trees make a nice change from grey buildings and flickering lights even though I’m not sure I could stand it for long. “Penny for your...

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Causal And Effects
Jan14

Causal And Effects

“Jehovah’s Witnesses?” The couple turned their heads and looked at one another, she glancing down and he staring up on account of their relevant heights. A quizzical look passed between them and they turned slowly back towards James. “Not Jehovah’s Witnesses then,” said James who prided himself on his quick uptake but mostly wanted to break the uneasy silence. “No,” said the woman,...

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