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”

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”

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”

At the Well

There was a time when I used to watch for them. I could tell them by that look in their eyes. They had a look of disappointment in them. As though the world they looked upon was not the world they’d hoped for, or wanted. I saw so many of them in the villages goingContinue reading “At the Well”

Juggling Balls: Episode 2

Go to Episode 1 Chapter 2   Juggling Balls? Martin hated mysteries. Especially minor niggling ones like this that would, no doubt, have some mildly disappointing revelation at the end of it all. He had expended a great deal of effort to get his life boring, predictable and humdrum. Having it disrupted by something thisContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 2”

Juggling Balls – Episode 1

Chapter 1   Martin Laws had not – as yet – quite got the hang of mornings. They had an annoying tendency to start before he was ready. By the time he managed to get both eyelids co-ordinated enough to stay open together, the morning had been up and about for hours. It was bright,Continue reading “Juggling Balls – Episode 1”

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