Intermezzo

Extract from a novel in progress by JON ELKON Alfredo Capodimonte came from a family considered amongst the aristocrats of the opera in Italy. As producers directors and managers at the Scala in Milan, at Rome and Verona they had been…

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Death Sentence, Life Sentence.

Once upon a time a woman with a death sentence sat on a bench in Battersea Park. She was about 32, well padded without being fat, in her favourite top and jeans. The top was Spanish Gray from which a…

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A Beast…a Short Story

  Another story in the Nasty Little Things Collection. Two men in their early twenties on the platform. They radiate innocence and goodness, their faces suffused with benevolence, wanting to please each other into mutually dependent trust. Pure envy grinds…

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DARKNESS…..

  This train-wreck civilisation broken, Its scraps disseminated and the dogs Seek their master’s  throats Singing I lurk under a thorn tree which makes a cave around my bruised head. The cries of pursuer and pursued punctuate the horizon like…

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The Donkeys Kick Back – buying a used car?

I sat in stunned silence as the salesman ranted. “Donkeys!” He sputtered. “Can you believe those donkeys!” He savagely hit the disconnect button on his mobile. “Watch!” He said “They’re on their way! Watch how I deal with them!” “What’d…

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Saving Sylvie – Short story or Novel?

What happens next? Any thoughts? Chapter 1 Night of the Narcissist. “He adores you but frankly he’s a bit of a smug bastard” I said, looking her in her blueish eyes. I said bluish because there is a sort of…

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Apocalypse Then!

Image: The Guardian 29/12 The Four Horsemen are gathering…and one man tries to do something about it! Strange thing, this bonfire of the personalities. Whatttt! George Michael and now Carrie Fisher! Followed the next day by her mom Debbie Reynolds…One…

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In a Flash!: 500 words….

My Letter from Cape Town today is a Short Story based on the haircut I had this morning. The worm in my head never lets up – all places and people have mysteries and when I throw some words at…

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Mile High

The Newest Member Mike felt uncomfortable as soon as he sank into the leatherette of the Alaska Airlines seat. Not because of any omission or imperfection in the airline’s arrangements for his comfort or convenience; Alaska Airlines tend to look…

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Shoes

My entry for the Flash Fiction competition. Flash Fiction has to be under 500 words, and usually I try, as a challenge, to make it EXACTLY 500 words. But this story refuses. Its intention is not to answer questions, but…

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