Hard at work

The nose was too shiny. Yes, that was it. Mona fired up Picasa a third time and went at once to work. Adjust light and shadow. Hmm, this looked better. But only slightly so. She cocked her head and tried to imagine the picture in black-and-white. It was worth trying, certainly. Oops, no, the gray... Continue Reading →

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Nailed it!

“Change the color,” I said, “Only nude for me.” The assistant stood up and rolled her eyes at the salon supervisor. I didn’t actually see it happen but from long experience I know just what these people are like. She finished putting on the final coat of paint and sat back on her haunches. I... Continue Reading →

A fairy tale

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a beautiful Princess. The day our tale opens, our Princess woke with a yawn and a temper. It was her 18th birthday. To mark this unprecedented occasion, her doting father - the King - had organized a great ball. Royal families from kingdoms... Continue Reading →

An appointment

I met him in the elevator. “Which floor?” I asked, looking down at him. The lift trundled slowly upwards and I veiled my eyes and gave him a quick once-over. Tall and handsome, he looked dapper in his white shorts and navy blue shirt. Pity about the wheelchair though. “What happened to you?” My natural... Continue Reading →

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