R & R Ramblings

Fictional Fingertip Tapping Tales…

Passer’s Parade

Passer's Parade

Stuck in peak hour traffic under a sweltering summer sun, the radio rambled about the traffic jam ahead. Everyone waited inside their vehicles that lined up like a disjointed snake sleeping along the highway. When the sound of a bee-buzzing whine grew louder, reminding me of a toy airplane that never takes off.

In the side mirror’s reflection, I spotted Continue reading “Passer’s Parade”



Sea-found -

I was

sliding over sand

in an upturned seashell

like a lighthouse tossed into the midnight sea, Continue reading “Sea-Found”


squeezed -

“You won’t do it.” He shook his head as he leaned his shoulder against the door frame.

“Watch me.”

“I’m trying not to.”

“I’m freaking doing this, okay?” Her feet numb, unable to look at her painted toenails, her legs like meat squeezed into sausage-skins that spilled out at the ends. Continue reading “Squeezed”

Not Mine

nOT mINE -

“Sorry, Sir, but your bill is now sixty days overdue.”

“Not mine. How did you get this landline number, its unlisted?” Continue reading “Not Mine”


Guilty -

Red-rimmed eyes darted at each new arrival. She licked down-turned lips, her chin quivered and skin splotchy. Shoulders stooped from her white knuckled arm grip as she sunk in stature to stare at her shoes.

Was she sad? Scared? Or wearing her own brand of guilt? Continue reading “Guilty”

Code Broke

Code Broke -


“Help me look,” urged Ricky.

“For what?” asked Luke.

“There’s a code hidden in the paint work.” Continue reading “Code Broke”

Life’s Detour


It was a gravity crashing,

 star crushing,

 kind of morning

as a kaleidoscope of spinning planets Continue reading “Life’s Detour”

Curious Signs

Curious Signs -“Are you perving on the neighbours?”

“No.” He sipped his coffee and stared at the city’s skyline through the kitchen window.

“It’s a nice view of a wall of windows.”

“No. I’m checking out the chair.” He pointed. “Fourth floor.”

“It’s a red chair, so what.” She shrugged.

“It has a sign on it.” Continue reading “Curious Signs”

Correct Placement

Correct Placement -“…and he attempts to slip in the chip’s packet beside the celery, will he get away with it?”

He eyes off his comrade from the commentary box. “So far, so good, sports fans, as he tempts fate by slipping in the big block of chocolate.”

Ooh, bad call, my man. Should’ve gone for the smaller size, it’s easier to slide between the bread loaves.”

“I agree. But wait, no, she spotted… the chips.” Continue reading “Correct Placement”

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