Finally, the day was here – the world would stop moving. He couldn’t wait. Standing at the doors with his bag they opened with a hiss. It was only a small step, but it was the biggest one he’d taken in a year. Continue reading “Residency”
Sally stepped into her apartment, leaned her bike against the wall and dumped her backpack onto the floor. ‘Mum, Dad, Sis and your latest boyfriend, and Mr. Jamieson my school principal, and who are you?’
‘The lady at the local milk bar.’
‘Thought you looked familiar. Why are you all sitting in my living room?’
‘Good question.’ The little old lady looked to those seated in fold-up chairs. Continue reading “Adulting”
Fourteen days ago (Monday, 5:40am) it was requested you temper your new outdoor front lights that beam into the neighbour’s property. In case you’re unaware from your tower in the sky, these new lights illuminate the following areas of the neighbouring property: the entire backyard and beyond Continue reading “Illumination”
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”
“You won’t do it.” He shook his head as he leaned his shoulder against the door frame.
“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”
“…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”