Spring Blossom

Those They Leave Behind

There’s a list. Warning signs. Things to look out for. Common misconceptions. Such as this: if a person is determined to kill him/herself, nothing...
Tulpis

Excerpt: Tulips

Days later, the work done, he walked into the room and found her gazing at the technicoloured field. Row upon row of tulips in...
Railway lines

Excerpt: The Gymnast

It had never been done before. No one had dared even imagine it. But in 1972 she did it. Tiny Olga Korbut, all pigtails...
Saigon Terminus

At Grand Central Terminus

Destinations flickered on the screen, a tantalizing glow of possibilities. None of them were places he had ever been, just names on a board....
Night Light

The Technician Has Eyes Of Deepest Blue

Listen to me read “The Technician Has Eyes Of Deepest Blue” Podcast music via http://www.freesfx.co.uk/music/ The technician has eyes of deepest blue. I notice...
Wild Boar

This Little Piggy

“The trouble with these people is they take themselves too seriously. In fact, they take everything too seriously.” She offered up a half-hearted grunt...
Expanse of beach in Castricum.

Pebbles And Shells

We traded pebbles and shells. For one pink scallop I gave you five stones polished smooth by waves. They glistened in your open palm....
Sun

Cold Skin

We lay there, skin on skin. A breeze billowed the curtain and I watched as goosebumps shivered on the small of your back like...
Velvet Underground

R.I.P. Lou Reed

I grew up in a strangely music-less household. It was rare to hear the radio playing or for music to fill the rooms of...
Sunflower

Ways Of Seeing

The poet Ian McMillan is very fond of early morning strolls, and often posts intriguing snippets on Twitter, of the things he observes while...