Homing in

‘Sister Agnel’s Shelter for the Homeless’ said the sign. The old beggar lay not more than fifty metres away, one limp naked breast supported by the hard concrete of the pavement. She’d been there over a month now. And neither Sister Agnel’s nor any other agency seemed to have taken an interest in this decrepit... Continue Reading →

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Hindsight is 20/20

The trees huddled together, whispering like a bunch of grousy old maids. Today the green was less emerald, the overcast sky brought no pleasure. She leaned out the window and took in the desolate driveway undulating under the wheels. Ahead, the building stood in the middle of yet another patch of gray. Hot and unrelenting,... Continue Reading →

Doggone!

It was a cold, cold day. He sat working at his desk at home, feet burrowed snugly into the fur of his wife’s dog. Taking a break, he watched the snowflakes drift to the ground outside and got up to make yet another cup of coffee. He remembered how she’d made such a fuss over... Continue Reading →

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 →

Old friends

The queue snaked forward. I looked up from my copy of ‘Papillon’ and immediately my gaze came to rest on him. Funny how you can always spot one familiar face in a sea of unknowns. I knew him from somewhere. I just didn’t know where. The bus arrived and stole my attention. A relief to... Continue Reading →

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