Posts Tagged ‘M/F’

It had to be the most embarrassing day of my life. I don’t just mean that as a figure of speech as in “oh the door is stuck, silly me I was pushing it instead of pulling it.” No, I mean this was really embarrassing. There I was in the woods across the other side […]

The phrase, ‘a family that spanks together, stays together,’ has been doing the rounds since at least the 1980s. Probably the first time this author stumbled across it may have been in the pages of a Martin Pyx novel. A commentator on a forum back in the 1990s said for her it conjured up an […]

Taken in hand


Deborah hadn’t really known her father and yet she missed him with all her heart. His sudden demise less than a year before while on business in Belize had been unexpected and had left her an orphan. At 19, she was too young, in her opinion, to strike out alone and she did not have […]

Abaconti hated reading in the back of the car. He also hated to admit it but it made him feel every bit as car sick as he did as a small boy. Then there was a jolt and the papers spilled on to the floor. “Sorry about that Mr Abaconti,” Alice, his driver, said anxiously. […]



From orbit, she had assumed it was just an illusion, a trick of the light as it filtered through the atmosphere, but the sand actually was red, almost like blood. It was beautiful. The endless landscape of great hills of sand was a sea of frozen waves in every hue of red one could imagine. […]

He had chewed the cigarette down to mush and he still hadn’t bothered to light it. It had been three weeks now since he had tried to give them up. Oh what the hell, he thought and lit what was left of the soggy stump. It was going to be a tough week or two. […]

The small provincial airfield was closed. The snowstorm had grown in strength and anyone who wasn’t home for Christmas was there for the duration. Paige in particular was not going anywhere. She could not believe that he had actually done it. She had never been so humiliated in her life. Every time the wind caught […]