Crossroad: A Short Story

Crossroad: A Short Story

Crossroad: A Short Story Even the windows shook when the lightning burst overhead. Our front room lit like a Polaroid time and again as light flashed through blinds I hadn’t closed. Rain, endless, came in a deluge. I looked up from the armchair again. My worrying at the clock wouldn’t get Dad home any sooner, […]

Sentences: A Love Story

Sentences: A Love Story My Love for the Sentence I am in love with sentences. I am a philanderer of sentences, a polyamorous glutton, a syntax satyr, a serial sentencer. And I have no intention of ever changing my ways, no 12-step program for me, even though, with each passing year, I become more of […]

Sherlock Holmes in Verse

Sherlock Holmes in Verse (Sung to the tune of SILVER BELLS)  Melodic adaptations of Sherlock Holmes in Verse By Daniel E. Lambert   Dirty racetrack, muddy racetrack Running mile after mile In the air There’s a feeling of winning. People yelling Vendors selling Mugs of stout and good beer And after each race you will […]

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Vig by R.G. Oram

Vig by R.G. Oram   He just sat there, waiting. Sitting with his back gently resting on the chair. Hands on the table pressed together in the shape of a pyramid. His eyes looked straight at the two-way mirror. He was smiling at whoever observed from the other side, wanting them to witness his confidence, to […]

Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan (Excerpts)

Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan (Excerpts) The scream awakened him. Mordecai Tremaine sat up in bed with the sound of it ringing in his ears, and at first he could not tell whether it was real. Imagination and reality, fantasy and fact had become so entwined within him that, aroused suddenly from a troubled […]

After the Fire

Excerpt from Henning Mankell’s Novel AFTER THE FIRE…

Excerpt from Henning Mankell’s Novel AFTER THE FIRE… (Translated by Marlaine Delargy) Chapter II I watched as one boat after another disappeared, the sounds of the different engines gradually dying away. I knew who each person was out here in the archipelago. There are two dominant families: the Hanssons and the Westerlunds. Many of them […]

THE LIST by Angus McAllister

“I’ve got a little list – I’ve got a little list Of society offenders who might well be underground, And who never would be missed – who never would be missed!” WS Gilbert The Mikado               It’s eight o’clock and I’ve been waiting over an hour. He’ll be taking his time, of course, relaxing, […]

The Price of Belief

The Price of Belief

The Price of Belief                                         Nothing like a guy threatening to jump off a roof to get the public’s attention. “‘Bout time you showed up, Rinaldi.” Shielding his eyes, Sergeant Harry Polk offered me his trademark […]