Running As Fast As You Can

U3A Creative Writing Workshop This term, focus on description. This week’s prompt: Running As Fast As You Can Phill Howlette          March 2015 We clasped each other’s hand in that business-like way that indicated a polite reserve and a mutual disinterest borne of too many meetings in a long and tiresome …

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A Turn of the Cards Part 5

“Where am I? What is this place?” her mind’s voice sounded tremulous to her. The questions went unanswered as she could see …

A Turn of the Cards Part 4

Glass rods of light angled down through the warm water. I lay perfectly still in a soundless wonderland and watched as bubbles …

A Turn of the Cards Part 3

Weak light from a single bulb softened the hard edged corners in the cell. It lent rare warmth to the otherwise lifeless …

A Turn of the Cards Part 2

Another day dawned thankfully putting an end to yet another sleepless night. The relentless moaning of the wind along the corridors had …

A Turn of the Cards -Part 1

My whole life changed on a day just like the one starting now. Cold morning light crept around the threadbare curtains and …

The Warning

By Beatrice Heaney The Warning I’ve passed a life of selfish pleasure, little work and plenty leisure. One night, after a day …

Mary

Mary A Sonnet by Beatrice Heaney It seems so strange to spend my birthday night Keeping watch beside a loved one’s bed …