Here’s Looking at Your Kid


(650 words) “Well, did you hear about Gary?” Nadine’s face was flushed, as if drunk. “No.” “He’s just beaten the telesales record for the year and he’s only been here a month!” It was July. “What?!” “Well, Malcolm just posted the sales on the board. Go and look!” She laughed. “Speak of the Devil!” Gary … Continue reading Here’s Looking at Your Kid

Heartless Desires


- (600 words) - “June, could you iron this shirt for me please darling?” called Jim, holding up a pale lemon-coloured shirt with white stripes. His wife appeared with a sheaf of papers in one hand. “No, I’m busy, can’t you get your ‘floozy’ to do it? It’s her job isn’t it?” “Yes, but she’s … Continue reading Heartless Desires

Erection and Resurrection


(600 words) “‘Discontent’ should be your mother’s middle name. Dorothy Discontent Dawkins!” Sylvie laughed. “She’s not that bad!” “Yes, she is, she’s always complaining, criticising people all the time.” Sylvie wasn’t wrong. “She doesn’t like me coming round, and we never get a chance to, well, you know...” She blushed. - That evening Mother came … Continue reading Erection and Resurrection