Kisses for a Smile

*********** Rome, Italy 1550 Six Benedictine monks sat in quiet contemplation having just finished their early evening meal of bread and fish when there was an incessant hammering on the monastery door. All six monks rose as one led by the senior monk father Alfonso Vitale, and made their way calmly but curiously to theContinue reading “Kisses for a Smile”

Stumble

********* I am but a shadow of my former self eyes like slits seeing nothing on the outside. My shoulders hunched, bear the brunt of a wizened body I pass ghost-like through it all… Life has hurled me the book of dreams fulfilled? – Not a chance of dreams dashed that’s about it! I stumbleContinue reading “Stumble”

A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliott – A Book Review

Hello and welcome to August! I know, here already! Just picked this little gem from my TBR pile and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s classifed as fiction, but it’s more like romantic fiction. I could offer a spoiler here, but I won’t! A Rural Affair Welcome to the world of Poppy Shilling a mother of twoContinue reading “A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliott – A Book Review”

‘Are We There Yet?’

On a sunny August morning when powder blue skies stretched out as far as the eyes could see, the Stanley family were commencing their annual summer vacation. Bags were packed and crammed into the boot of their car including a large beach ball. Mum Stanley and dad Stanley were tired from a year of toilingContinue reading “‘Are We There Yet?’”

The Strange Disappearance of Norman Findlay

************ Norman Findlay woke up that morning with his wife’s face bearing down on him. He opened one eye and then the other hoping against hope that he was not going to get the inevitable. Norman groaned. ‘Norman,’ Tallulah Findlay bellowed, ‘and I want you to cut the grass and put the rubbish out whileContinue reading “The Strange Disappearance of Norman Findlay”

Secondhand Love – A Short Story!

Tulip Simpson waited nervously at the new cafe in town. It was one of those modern places all brightly coloured with chrome tables and sparkling décor. For a moment Tulip wondered why she had agreed to this meet-up with a perfect stranger but Brenda her best friend at the warehouse where she worked, had insistedContinue reading “Secondhand Love – A Short Story!”

Man With The Coiled Beard

He sits on a chair as old as time itself – a throne? could be. Surveying the world through liquorice eyes blinking away the visions of being caught between this world and the next. Blinking away a tear as the tragedy in all its grimness emerges a tarnished, disturbed earth Could be so perfect… AnotherContinue reading “Man With The Coiled Beard”

The Waiting Room – A Short Story!

Burt Jarvis pushed open the door to the waiting room and took a seat. It was like any other waiting room in the average dentist or in some such waiting area. There was one man in there before him. Burt gave the man a cursory glance, took a look around and then fixed his gazeContinue reading “The Waiting Room – A Short Story!”

The Ageless Heart

Worlds may collaspe oceans ripple and journey through the earth. Time passes slowly, ebbing away the stuff of mere mortals, seasons come and seasons go, until two worlds collide. From there. Somewhere. Undefined. From the depth of existence, something ancient yet modern bubbles to the surface… Hark! A heart no less. It knows nothing yetContinue reading “The Ageless Heart”

Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe – A Book Review

Hello and welcome from London. And in keeping with the onset of autumn, you know, where the nights are longer and you may soon need an extra log on the fire (certainly here in England), I have got something for you romance fiction lovers.

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