Monthly Archives: April 2006

The Slow Rattle

Heat shimmer. The buzzing flies. Framed against the horizon, a silhouetted figure approaching on horseback.– He’s gettin’ closer sis.The boy’s finger tight on the trigger, a line of sweat ready to sting the aim of his eye. When he fires, … Continue reading

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Beneath The Glittering Flight

When choosing the path to violence I stroked.I petted, I mean, the rash cat, that big animal you have pacing the grounds at night. Only when I’m here? Is that correct? Only when I’m here?The path to violence was attractive, … Continue reading

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Close To The Reedy Tarn

After a certain type of monkey I danced and mimicked my way back into the past – back, back, I say – on to the first few rungs of the evolutionary ladder. I was a genus extinct, for sure, and … Continue reading

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Lepers and Heads

My girlfriend left me. I was very sad and felt a little bit destitute. There were things I wanted to do to her that I never got round to doing to her. Luckily for me, she died soon after she … Continue reading

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Green Felt Moss and Sound of Rain

Cancelled again, the salt of the air. We bundled like dognuts (dognuts, not doughnuts) from the train, tumbled along the platform as the train departed, taking with it the salt from the air. The landscape spoke with a grimly voice: … Continue reading

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Consider A Mountain

The complexity of simplicity. He said it again, but this time out loud: the complexity of simplicity. He leant back, ever so slightly, in anticipation of a response. He sniffed, gently, almost noiselessly, and ran his forefinger up the back … Continue reading

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While Ivy Twined About The Rigging

How my book changed the world:It made an excellent doorstop for God’s Great Pantry. It lifted the spirits of Europe’s downbeat losers. It gave good instruction on the joys of modern living. It borrowed from the classics and turned them … Continue reading

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