Monthly Archives: August 2014

LIFE OF SAINT LOCUSTA Part 10

Locusta, still tender from the whipping but moving freely at last, had no trouble with the two large baskets. From the edge of town she strode south, below a ridge which overlooked the river. Where the shrubby ground gave way … Continue reading

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LIFE OF SAINT LOCUSTA Part 9

The shop was filled with the perfume of grilling mushrooms, which Locusta was painting with a brush of fresh herbs steeped in olive oil, turning each cap with intricate care. At moments, in the light from the brazier, she looked … Continue reading

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BLOOD, IRON AND PHRASING

“Ah, Doctor von Huffel. What a pleasure. Please come in, come in…” The man so addressed – tiny, frail and aged – gaped up as he shuffled forward, for a moment too overwhelmed to speak. His host, an imposing martial … Continue reading

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WRITER’S BLOCK: A POEM WHILE WE WAIT

Movie heroes haunt me: John Wayne, hard from his battling, Khaki crushed against rock, Waits for the swoop of bone-hard Asians Who show huge teeth. I, grown somewhat flabby, Pyjamas drooping down me, Sit slumped, assured of silence… Waiting for … Continue reading

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SURE SCIENCE

The biggest hazard of a squeezy sinus which keeps one awake at night: infomercials at 3am. First it was those never-stick Miraglide pans I bought, swayed by the chance to be among the first hundred callers and receive a bonus … Continue reading

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