Monthly Archives: December 2009

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The Reptile That Ate Time

Jonjo cast a not-quite-frantic eye around the crowded club, in search of the girl with the short brown bob. She liked her music, he knew, so he tried to catch sight of her on the dance-floor, strategically alternating glances back to the bar in a

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After the Carnival

After the carnival the gutters are filled with leftovers. Bit-o-Honeys and questionable waxed paper-wrapped “taffy,” the plastic gold and silver coins flung from floats. The garish paper flowers lie there with the mashed cigarette butts and discarded souvenir cups. After the carnival the floats and

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The Great Crocodile

This is our future, this is our past, the unending circle of the ages. The mill of the gods turns slowly, and we are merely chaff to them. Just as Tereth and Akeeah were thrown to the great crocodile God, Matee, we are thrown to

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Give My Love To Rose

…down down down and the flames went higher… No ma, it’s not gonna happen today. I know I did, but I also promised him and I can’t afford to turn down any work at the moment. CALCULATING Heh. That’s true enough. Make sure that old

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Home For Christmas

His first time overseas, his first time spending Christmas with somebody else’s family. Come to that, he realises, this is the first time he has experienced her driving. Of the three experiences, this one is the most immediate and life-altering. The girl can barely walk