Making It Real

Alex considered himself a normal 19-year-old guy. He loved bikes and working on bikes. In the garden sat his pet projects two bike frames surrounded by their components. His pride and joy, a 650cc Suzuki was in the drive, looking its age and rather beaten up

The Blue Door

I woke up with a start. Beads of sweat forming then trailing down my forehead. I had dreamt of the blue door again. The doors that whisper of the unknown, yet of destiny. In my dreams I resisted the urge to open it as if instincts were telling me there would be no going back if I stepped through it.

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction: Transition

Inspired by Carrot Ranch's Flash Fiction challenge prompt, https://carrotranch.com/2021/03/25/march-25-flash-fiction-challenge-2/, My 99 words on the theme of escape, and for once I am not falling back on poetry Transition Laying on the bed I couldn’t believe today had actually come. Looking out the window I could just make out the sea. The south coast of England … Continue reading Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction: Transition

Just Too Old

For the last 18 months life, if one can call it such, has been laying in shatters around me, just scraping by in an existence where living is what other people do. Frankly, my life was a mess. A broken marriage, a pokey bedsit I call home, and redundancy, you get the picture, yeah...

Cause and Effect

The Tunstine Gazette, a local evening paper, carried the headlines Another Crash on the New Bypass. The report cited brake failure caused the blue Mercedes to spin out of control causing a 30-minute tail back of traffic. The driver, in hospital, but not considered to be critical...