Writing - Competitions

An Introduction

A firm handshake and a velvety, “Hi, I’m Tom.” Twinkling eyes, the same colour as her cubicle wall. A smile quickening her heartbeat. A realisation that trying to avoid falling in love with him was going to be futile.   Fellow entrant, R.J. Midgley, featured this piece over on their blog. Please head over and… Continue reading An Introduction

Writing - Portfolio

The Bird and the Blanket

“You’re always going to blame me.”Christine stood there, looking down into the hole in the earth at her feet. She didn’t think it was big enough. “It’s not your fault the bird flew into the fan, Christine.” Mike let his arm rise and rest on her lower back. She flinched, bending down quickly and placing… Continue reading The Bird and the Blanket

Writing - Portfolio

My Place By The River

At the bottom of my parents’ property there is a river which is usually more like a creek. There’s an embankment next to the water. A miniature hill with a steep climb to relief from the humidity. I stand on the sand that runs parallel to the rise of dirt. A place that is now… Continue reading My Place By The River