Rollo has suffered three heart attacks. His chance of survival is about 5%.
Words, how can we not love them? We give birth to them whenever we open our mouths and speak. Since before recorded history, they have been with us, laughed with us, cried with us and grown old with us. They are a large part of what differentiates us as sentient creatures, as a species, as different […]
No doubt about it, we are pathologically and obstinately drawn to liars. Every five years or so a bunch of fraudulent degenerates represent themselves as the very models of moral fortitude and put themselves up for election to sit in the Great British Parliament. Like discount market traders they scramble to display their wares in […]
Extract from Swell by Rivenrod, page 60 “He had first taken notice of her some two months earlier but only in the way a person might sense rather than truly see an object has been added to a familiar landscape. Over the following two weeks, day by day, she gradually seeped into his consciousness until, […]
Extract from Swell by Rivenrod, page 22 “And what of his treasure, his prized flotsam, objects he has rescued by chance, old things people have thrown away or misplaced? His hut is crammed full of them – nuts and bolts, hubcaps and tin boxes – but what is it about this stuff that so appeals […]
He came of age at a time of war. She wore a blazing smile, a blood-red gash against chiselled white teeth, and yet when they bade farewell mother and son had not touched or kissed but waved politely. He never looked back as he marched away awkwardly wooden in his stiffly pressed uniform and his […]