Across the Conveyor

I could have picked another aisle, but his was about to free up. It’s not only that, though. Today, I could do with talking to someone and he likes to talk. As I get loading, he tells me there’s been a troublesome customer. Took three security guards to get him out. He couldn’t take it […]

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Cause for celebration

As seen on CafeLit. The man waits with tender anticipation, his palms face down on the table. He wears a faint smile at the thought of what is to come but also at how things have come to be, the days, the years, turning everything mellow like a softening fruit. A smell wafts in from […]

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Flammable materials

Her little arms flop around my sides while I push her up and down with big breaths. I try to  imagine how it must feel; the heartbeat, the airway, the warmth, as womb like as possible since exiting the real thing. In this moment, I know exactly what I’m doing. No doubts, no distractions, just […]

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Not in this Family 

Gayle held the pot to her abdomen as she stood in the middle of the front garden. “How about here, Sophie? What do you think?” Sophie contorted her mouth and looked down at the gravel space that was plugged with tufts of grass. Then she shrugged. “Okay.” “I think this is a good spot,” added Gayle. […]

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Muriel

The grandfather clock had long since stopped, but now I missed it’s ticking. On summer visits it had kept a stern watch over us, while we stuffed toasted cheese and biscuits into our mouths. I wondered now if it had simply been counting down towards the inevitable, a faithful minion to the God of time. I […]

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Q+A

It’s just over a year ago that my dad passed away. I started writing this as a response to the simple question people would ask during his ill health. Of course, they just wanted to find out how he was doing, but it was actually one of the most difficult things to answer. How’s your dad?He’s […]

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