The deaf one was irritating. He shouted a lot. That's understandable, but he was also a braggart, so his shoutings were especially annoying. I've got a new phone, you know. Takes pictures. Brilliant quality. I got this case for it off the internet. The clasp is magnetic. At the exhibition, Shouty was so shouty that … Continue reading Drabble: Mutton Jeff
Tag: creative writing
Song words: Elvis Costello
SoCS 19.9.20: Tion Wayne
The challenge is to use words ending in TION in a stream of consciousness. If it hadn't been for SoCS, the British rapper Tion Wayne would have passed me by. As it is, my attention has been piqued and henceforth I shall roam the land up and down, back and forth, this way and that, … Continue reading SoCS 19.9.20: Tion Wayne
Drabble: Accidental damage
She was hunched over the sink, head in hands
Drabble: Toddler Zombie Walk ends in tears
He thought it would be a fun introduction to the complexities of death
Drabble: U2 not really all that bad
Then someone said U2 "romanticize the shiny side of an old coin"
Drabble: Rattle & Hum
When a Chinook loiters over Cripplegate, we all wonder...
Drabble: US gun sales leap by 94%
I wasn't sure she'd say yes, but I asked anyway. That Saturday we took our weapons and headed outta town. Separate cars. All through that freaky pandemic Summer we kept 2m apart, faces covered with bandanas like they said, and enjoyed the great outdoors of our beautiful state. They said it was a recommended recreational … Continue reading Drabble: US gun sales leap by 94%
Drabble: Three songs, one story
Brian finally agreed he was in trouble when he started to believe Romeo, as Mark Knopfler reports, really did proposition Juliet with the words, "You and me, Babe, how about it? Further clues arrived. He'd grown obsessed by what Elton John saw in the Tiny Dancer's "pirate smile". And what Billy Joel sang when that … Continue reading Drabble: Three songs, one story
Short story: To Sir With Love
I had a black female friend aged eight, the same as me, and she was the only one in the school
Drabble: All Stories Are Lies
The story was real enough, a gem, but to tell it would be to lie
Short story: Agent Orange
Billy challenged his lockdown pen-pal Stuart to find a rhyme for the word orange...
Drabble: Heaven’s Door Knocker
He was a loner and she guessed Lockdown had been a bad time for them
Drabble: New Normal (Not)
They see masks as a green light to do exactly as they did before...
Do you imagine yourself as a witness in a crime story?
Drabble: Trust me, I’m a search engine
Brian knew the engines were so clever they practically read your mind
Drabble: Flight 370
They broke the news to the families by sms, which was heartless
Drabble: The Longest Lunch
'When half of his sandwich hit the shale slab she wanted to laugh'
Short Story: Terry Wogan Stole My Birthday
‘I’d just reached a benchmark age, a moment never to be repeated. Double figures’
Drabble: Springsteen album review
Western Stars in 100 words