Tsundoku Confessions

I was recently laughed at when entering a Zonta book sale because I dragged an empty suitcase behind me and left it under a table while two elderly ladies monitored …

Seeing Daylight

He walks me through the doorway to a brightly lit room with a white tiled floor. I am made to sit in what feels like a leather chair – old, …

The Wandering Wonderer

Reggie woke with the sun soaking his tired legs and Mar had left a plate of toast with jam and a coffee urn on his bedside table. He sat up …

It’s Just That

The uni trimester ended while leaves still clung to the trees. Betsie found herself missing the crunching sound of the fallen leaves as she travelled home, the audible sound of …

Train Goes By

If you look past your face’s reflection in the train window, it’s only a glimpse but takes a lifetime to see the dry, hoof-beaten straw for grass, and how it …

Long Beard

The rain subsided though water still covered the road, washing in to the gutters. Jemmie and I were looking to make shenanigans, since the pub had forced its lights and …

Detective John Miller (2)

(A revised version of the 100 word story Detective John Miller, now in 149 words using the words umbrella, birthday and softly). All his life, detective John Miller had worked …

Vitamin Crazy

There’s something in the air. I don’t know what it is. But the people are howling and the stray dogs are quiet and it scares me. The tram rattles by. …

Tram Diary Entry (3)

He despises ties. And high heel shoes. They don’t tap on, they only tap off their minds so they don’t have to tap in to each other’s worlds. His face …

Tram Diary Entry (2)

Rain finds solace in the ends of my straw hair for a moment then is absorbed faster than the trams do pull up before me and he leans out of …

Tram Diary Entry (1)

I don’t know why, but in much the way I gain inspirational ideas from messages I read in toilet cubicles, I also gain from the simple act of taking a …

Mencium Awan

Suatu hari, aku sedang naik sepeda motor sekitar di desa-desa di Bali. Udara aromanya enak karena ada banyak awan besar di langit, diisi air, siap jatuh. Sudah sore, aku menjadi lapar, …

LiElife

Have you seen the new iPhone app? It’s a free app called Social Networking Manager. If you download it it can update your social networking accounts for you! Plus, there’s …

My Toes Are Little Soldiers

Sometimes the fear gets to my little soldiers. They freeze. Cant move. Can’t walk. Can’t see forward. Somehow the captain gets a message through, a message of encouragement to each …

Under Tom Ugly’s

Guest post by Fiona Lark We’d drive off from the ramp, run around the bay and he’d pick a spot to fish. We would climb over the back and swim …

A Cottage On The Farm

A short story with a twist – also published in Short and Twisted 2014 by Celapene Press A cottage on the farm A wheelbarrow cradling herbs. Footsteps all sizes pressing …

Life Untitled

I can say anything to my best friend: Icecream, left dimple! Look at this ingrown hair, I found it waxing. Grow up you fuckwit. You can do it! I think …

Show Me The Light

A short story with a twist by The Literary Gangster – published in Short and Twisted 2014 by Celapene Press Show Me The Light Don’t ask why a thirty eight …