Monthly Archives: March 2014

Storm Walking

The heavens have opened, and I am outside feeling like I can breathe again. No-one else is wearing a similar smile, like mine splitting my face as I blink back the rain that comes down in curtains of glowing pink … Continue reading

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On the Waterfront

“You’re not pretty enough to be a martyr,” Josie says. I sigh. She’s right, for all intents and purposes. We’re sitting on the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui, watching the city lights slowly wink into life. The sky is fading … Continue reading

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Thursday morning soldiers

Sunny in the mountains, fatigues and an open backed truck and all of them clean-shaven and high cheek-boned catcalling the girls on the bus who sigh and turn away, more intent on their diamond lives I am on my way … Continue reading

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Bus Writings

This is all fiction, obviously. The bus home is packed. I stand near the door and see my own tiredness multiply, hewn into the faces of the sagging, indeterminate crowd. We are all squinting, with heavy lids and foul breath … Continue reading

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Honestly OK

“If you like to write, why don’t you just become a writer?” I look at him. “I’m serious. There are things you can do…” We’re sitting on Jerry’s balcony. Some time ago it was eleven, and I should’ve left then, … Continue reading

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