storytelling

GIRL ENCLOSED: excerpt 1

My room is a mess, chocolate wraps and balled papers everywhere. There’s something sad about the litter, perhaps it depicts …

The Suspicious Boyfriend

“What the fuck is this?” He said, flinging his hands around. “You have to calm down now. You really have …

Quantum Prim

“So how do I get to stabilise information in the quantum realm?” I asked Prim. “First, what’s your name? I …

The Rice Man 2

When Dave sighted the bags of rice heaved atop each other, four per column, he laughed like a witch flying …

The Rice Man

When Dave’s parents bought eight bags of rice, it was surely a reason to bring a wry smile to his …

All he saw in front of him were skyscrapers, tall and magnificent. A dastardly cloud hung over them, stretching to …

“But why do they want to get to the top when they know they won’t come out?” he asked. “The …

Uncle Pat, finale

When Patricia got into the guest room, to her utter disarray, she saw Aunt Lucy by the bedside, crying. “Aunt …

Uncle Pat, 9

So that night, when the short and long hands eclipsed, Patricia promised herself to do some snooping around. Not only …

Uncle Pat, 8

Over dinner later that Saturday, Patricia raised a topic. “Dad, why can’t Aunt Lucy, Georgina and Paul be here with …

Uncle Pat, 7

When they got to the room downstairs, Patricia removed all their wearings and threw them to the bed. “Tell me …

Uncle Pat, 6

James and Patricia didn’t talk the rest of the day, and James was fine with it. His sister had to …

The Fall of Man

Adam did well to ponder on God’s warning, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden, but you …

Uncle Pat, 5

‘What is a crucifix doing under Uncle Pat’s pillow?’ was all that filled James’s mind, ‘Patricia has to see this.’ …

Uncle Pat, 4

James walked out of the room like a soldier that survived a failed mission. He was not man enough. He …

Uncle Pat, 3

No sooner had she finished talking than John stormed into the room, panting. “Daddy is calling you for dinner,” he …

Uncle Pat, 2

“Where are we going to start from?” John asked, flinging his arms. Everything was so confusing to him; the cobwebs, …

Uncle Pat, 1

Dad opened the mahogany door leading to the sitting room. It made its signature moan that reminded his all too …