Tag Archives: new fiction

A Thing

She said ‘There’s beauty in the movement, Keep your counsel Don’t subdue it’ I disagreed And she stepped off My throat I rubbed my neck But managed, just about, to stay afloat. I didn’t see The point In the debate … Continue reading

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Itch

Treat him like a carthorse Never give him anything by way of recourse He’s done, son He’s got a glitter in his eye When he remembers how he used to want to try He used to burn You will never … Continue reading

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Him

You didn’t know him, then. He had eyes that glimmered but could be as dark as coal if he desired. I was never his equal, not in my eyes, as he wove words and charm and fire and love and … Continue reading

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My Cellmate

My cellmate Asks me For a piece of rope I cannot help We each keep A piece of rope Or belt Or fabric Because each of us Needs control And all that we Can now control Is the time And … Continue reading

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Man Ray

Busy of late. Hanging strong, tough, though. Head held high. Cautiously optimistic. No prowling in bunker like debilitated dictator, all dramatic. Understated, cool and calm, collected. This is how I fight my wars these days. Bizarre being busy once again. … Continue reading

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Out of the Game

I’ve been out of the game for too long, played my cards wrong and shined myself on. Stupid to think that I wanted what I wanted when what I wanted was gone. Back soon maybe. Even if I want to … Continue reading

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Slugger

Shoulder playing up again. Took a shot of adrenaline. Not many left.   When I last looked up at the sky, the stars were pretty clouded out. Tonight they seem clear. I can see them, anyways. I’ll keep my eye … Continue reading

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Salamandarama

He was an easier catch than I would have thought. The kid, the man now, looking around and less “up”, more “down”. I never would have guessed this was the same dude, as used to kick it hard when we … Continue reading

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Rain from my office window

I’m sitting here, my girl is overseas, I am running on caffeine and brief, weird sleep. No feeling for this work. More than usual though. Want to curl up in a ball and play strategy games. Maybe I’ll cancel my … Continue reading

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“Oh God – tomorrow I go back…”

I have one full day, one day, before I return myself to the melting pot, the exchange of pain. I overdramatise. When I was at school, we had four Houses, one of which was “Spender” – Richard Spender, the Second … Continue reading

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