Classified (flash fiction)

Lost: Twelve stone of useless weight that used to displace half the water in the bath and mock me, mock me, mock me for displacing more. Answers to the name ‘Mark’ reluctantly, preferring to watch old war movies or nail varnish drying on other women’s toenails. If found, please tell him to contact his mother … Continue reading Classified (flash fiction)

Out of Time (short story)

Ellie plays by my feet, pretending that the screwdriver set is a family of dolls.  I kick a bent nail away from her.  She has tracks of sawdust all over her dress and I make a mental note to brush her down before she goes back upstairs. Since John left to visit his mother I … Continue reading Out of Time (short story)