Juggling Balls: Episode 10

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 7 – Part 3   There was a tap at the door and Mandy came in carrying a mug of tea. ‘I’m ever so sorry about what happened. I can’t think how I managed to drop that other mug,’ she said. ‘I couldn’t find any clean mugs, so IContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 10”

Juggling Balls: Episode 9

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 7 – Part 2   Lisa got up from the bed and stood behind Martin, watching him try a bit more fruitless typing. He leant back, putting his hand over hers where it rested on his shoulder. ‘Ah, that is sweet,’ the computer said. ‘Wha…?’ Martin pulled his handContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 9”

Juggling Balls: Episode 8

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 7 – Part 1   ‘What? What do you mean: It was me who made you like this?’ Martin tried to calm the feeling of panic threatening to overwhelm him. He picked up the remnants of the juggling balls, passing them from hand to hand, as he stared atContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 8”

Juggling Balls: Episode 7

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 6 – Part 2   Martin picked up the juggling balls as Lisa stuck her tongue out at Sam. ‘Daft?’ she said. Sam shrugged. ‘Sorry.’ ‘Do you think it matters which ball goes in which hole?’ Martin inspected the balls. Sam shrugged again. ’They all look the same.’ MartinContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 7”

Juggling Balls: Episode 6

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 6 – Part 1   Martin and Sam sat side by side on Martin’s bed looking down at the boxes. ‘Well,’ Sam said. ‘Well.’ ‘I found this in the hall,’ Lisa said, coming into the room and giving Martin a small padded envelope. ‘It must’ve fallen off one ofContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 6”

Juggling Balls: Episode 5

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 5   ‘Sorry,’ Mandy said as Martin tried to wipe the hot coffee from his jeans with a towel. ‘I just don’t know how that happened.’ ‘It’s all right,’ Martin said. ‘But I think I’ll have to go and change these trousers.’ Mandy knelt down in front of himContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 5”

Juggling Balls: Episode 4

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 4   The woman was wearing the shirt John had been wearing the evening before. She smiled tentatively. ‘Hello, I’m Mandy, you must be… Martin… right?’ She ran a hand through her shaggy blonde curls. Martin said hello and admitted he was, in fact, the Martin in question. Mandy’sContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 4”

A Sacrifice

The darkness was almost solid. Only a handful of stars peeked through the leave in the trees above her. Shifka almost dared not breathe, listening to the rustles and scrabbles of animals in the forest around her as they hunted and were hunted. An owl hooted nearby and something fluttered past her face. Shifka almostContinue reading “A Sacrifice”

Career Change

‘Anyway. So this is the beginning, is it?’ Yes. ‘Not much to look at, is there?’ It is early days yet. As you said, it is the beginning. ‘Not got off to a very good start, though, has it?’ Well, if you hadn’t interru- ‘Are you saying it is my fault?’ Well, no need toContinue reading “Career Change”

Juggling Balls: Episode 3

Go to Episode 1  Chapter 3   A few moments later, Martin was back in the hallway heading to the kitchen. A frantic banging on the front door stopped him in his tracks. He opened the door to Fiona standing on the step struggling under the weight of what looked like the innards of aContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 3”

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