Monthly Archives: November 2012

THE .22 CLUB

He caught himself stirring his tea absently and for too long, stopped doing it, and drank. Even with his wife in the bathroom, he should stick to routine. Everything needed to be normal. Since rising, he made a point of … Continue reading

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THE GOLDWYN CODE

Who had arranged the seating? Never mind. Whoever it was should not get the job again. The short, plumpish American with the brash smirk had been isolated at the end of the table with an elegant middle-aged man who was … Continue reading

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THE SECRET OF 63

Not long ago, around my sixty-third birthday, I was visiting Sydney, and went searching for where the old lane used to be. It was around lower Pitt or George, that lane. All demolished and redeveloped now, of course. But I … Continue reading

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THE VERY DEVIL

It was Christmas day, and clear, at least; but a bora chiara – a dry but freezing north wind – pounded the city. With its fabled cafes closed for the holiday, its sea front deserted and thrashed by that ancient … Continue reading

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