Crossing

The guard sneers, raising his gun at the man worn by the long road. ‘Where do you think you're going?’ ‘To the free lands,' the man replies through sunburnt lips. ‘Go back where you came from.’ ‘Where I come from I see the dead in the street and ponder if…

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Return of the Hero – Review

The Return of the Hero/Le Retour Du Héros is a period comedy set in the early 1800s France. It coerces some giggles but intentionally or unintentionally it is the fabulous costumes and sets that steal the spotlight.Captain Neuville, played by Jean Dujardin, is an aristocratic officer, high brow and an…

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Nursery

‘What colour?’ Marilynn repeated. ‘What do you mean?’ Jason responded. ‘The colour of the nursery?' She patted her showing belly. 'The same nursery for our son.’ ‘Oh, the nursery, right.’ Jason's attention warmed back to the conversation. ‘Sorry, I was somewhere else.’ Marilynn felt the tempered venom secrete but sucked…

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The Water Knife – Review

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi is slick speculative noir. Water has become a volatile commodity in a thirsty world and only those with credit can get a sip. The story is predominantly set in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, United States, and told from the three character perspectives. Angel…

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Introduction

Hello everyone, This is my first ever post (cue the fireworks, sparklers and crackers!) and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to this blog. Here's a heads up on what content I'm planning in the future. For now I’m thinking of showcasing short stories, and possibly…

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