There is a huge void in my memory that stretches from the middle of last April until the end of July. Sometimes it feels as though I was dead during that time.
I was, in fact, in a coma, lying … read more
For every child who went to a zoo and saw the animals in their cages..
And wondered why
The Fancy Dress Party
Charlie had a problem. His friend Abbie was having a fancy dress birthday party on the last … read more
She was out of his league, no doubt about that. Beautiful, fair and expensively casual, she was reading a brochure when he arrived at the hotel. He thought she might be waiting for a husband or a lover. … read more
Helen heard the news at the monthly lunch party. All the wives who regularly gathered at the home of one or another of them knew about the problems that Sally and Tom Stewart had been having in their … read more
He cried that first morning – although that wasn’t what he’d expected would happen. His mother had taken him there promptly at nine-thirty in his new red fleece-lined jacket, and he’d dashed ahead of her through the park, … read more
Suddenly he was apprehensive. Was he making a terrible mistake? What was the point in all this? He wished now that he’d made an excuse and cancelled.
He looked across the narrow street. A troupe of Polish tourists … read more
Harry watched as Amy, the tip of her tongue poking from between her lips, compiled her list. Finally at the bottom of the page she wrote in n fluorescent pink: ‘Happy Christmas. With love from Amy xxx’. Then, … read more
‘That’s what they said. And they can’t fix it!’
‘It’s a twelve hundred pound laptop, for heaven’s sake. It’s hardly been used. Of course they can fix it. They’re just not trying.’
The young assistant frowned … read more