Not Unusual in Itself

Ryan didn’t believe it. That was not unusual in itself. There were a good many things Ryan didn’t believe in, such as astrology, healing crystals, ideologies, Gaia, religions, politics, ghosts, reality television, fate, and several other things he was too busy not to believe in at the moment. However, he did believe in an externalContinue reading “Not Unusual in Itself”

Juggling Balls: Episode 15

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 12   Martin checked his map once more. This was definitely the right building. He found it hard to concentrate on the map Hermione had printed out, and the route Lisa had drawn for him on it, because one thought kept creeping back to dominate his mind. Could heContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 15”

Juggling Balls: Episode 14

Go to Episode 1 Chapter 11   The others were all standing around watching the TV as Martin entered the room. ‘What’s goi…?’ ‘Ssssh…. Sorry, ssssh sir!’ ‘Ssssh.’ ‘I was jus….’ ‘Ssssh!’ Sam turned up the volume on the TV. ‘…pictures live from the scene, our reporter Grant Penrose.’ ‘Thank… you…. Angela,’ the reporter saidContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 14”

500 Words

It looked like a nice place to start. Finta looked around. It was a new blank page, not even a paragraph yet. There was a chance it could turn into an interesting story. Providing he didn’t get distracted again. She’d been here in a similar situation only a few days ago, preparing to start aContinue reading “500 Words”

Juggling Balls: Episode 13

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 10   Back at the house, Sam and Lisa unloaded the shopping from the car. Meanwhile, Martin slipped back into his room to see if the computer had come up with anything new. Nothing happened with the computer at all. Some sort of screen-saver was throwing random blocks ofContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 13”

When Dreams Turn to Nightmares

The year fell into cold and darkness. The summer had been long and hot. It felt that something had changed as the late spring eased into early summer. Something new had grown between us in the strengthening summer light. But now the darker days were coming. She turned to me, as the nights grew colder.Continue reading “When Dreams Turn to Nightmares”

Juggling Balls: Episode 12

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 9   ‘Why now?’ Lisa said as she and Martin stood outside the supermarket doorway, watching Sam trying to wrestle a trolley free from the, seemingly welded-together, rest of the trolley herd. Martin held up the list so Lisa could re-read the message at the beginning of it.  Continue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 12”

That Sort of Woman

Anyway, she was the sort of woman that other people called that sort of woman. Not to her face, of course. There were mutterings though, in pubs and cafes, at the school gates and in the supermarket checkout queues. Being thought that sort of woman was not in the least troubling to her. She consoledContinue reading “That Sort of Woman”

Juggling Balls: Episode 11

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 8   ‘Ah, Sam. Have you seen that girl – Mandy – that John brought back last night? I think she’s crazy or something,’ Martin said as Sam came back into Martin’s room carrying his half-empty mug of tea. ‘Why? Apart from wanting to have sex with John, thatContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 11”

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”

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