9 likes   90 readings 1 min
"Hey Mom," I said, standing graveside. "I brought you a bunch of green bananas for Mother's Day. You'd be so proud of me. I'm keeping your memory alive by writing stories about the urgency we feel... [+]

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There are about sixty teenagers gathered in the main square for the 10K race. They are all wearing different coloured bibs according to the charities they represent. Adam has met up with Martin ... [+]

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Felix jumped up onto the sofa and, lying full length against his master, began to purr noisily to show how contented he was. His master stopped reading and began to stroke him, delighting in ... [+]

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“What are you waiting for?” asked Sophie with an amused smile.
“It’s cold!” protested her cousin Claudia.
The shivering teenager was standing hesitantly at the water’s edge, ... [+]

23 likes   440 readings 1 min

The Class Photo

Sourire, ago

Tomorrow it’s the holidays!
Miss Barnett, the young and spirited primary teacher, is having quite a job marshalling the thirty little cherubs in her class for the end of year photo.
She ... [+]

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The village streetlamps press their huge amber pearls against the still-light sky.
In the garden, the gentle squeaking of the swings has stopped. The moon, orange and round like a burst ... [+]

14 likes   364 readings 1 min

Afwasmiddel

Veranda, ago

I don’t know her name, but she is really pretty. She rides across the campsite on her bike without ever giving me a glance, with her brother and her Mum and Dad. Well, of course, they’re ... [+]

12 likes   215 readings 1 min
Once again she filled her trolley as the cashier looked on astounded, asking herself the same question she did every day. How could such a small woman, frail and tiny, eat such a huge quantity of ... [+]

20 likes   228 readings 1 min

A Giddying Morning

Mome, ago

Today is the day. He had decided. To celebrate his twelfth birthday, Aodren is going to go rappelling with his father down the Dalles Grises in the Verdon gorges. A dizzying fall of one hundred ... [+]

36 likes   636 readings 1 min

Minty elevator

Nicolas Juliam, ago

Eyes gluey, brain clogged up. As usual I get into the lift with my head down, on auto-pilot. But today is different because her scent is in here. And she’s here too. In a moment of panic I turn ... [+]