A Story to Tell Your Grandchildren

I had a choice of 3 things to write about tonight, but I’m drunk, so of course the one about girls goes straight to the top. You go into a travel fling thinking about how she’s fun and cute, but since you’re both leaving in a few days you’ll have your time together and that’ll…

The Wrong Impression

He took out his phone and checked the time. It was 15-minutes after they’d agreed to meet and since he’d arrived 10 minutes early it had been close to half an hour sitting alone waiting for her to arrive. His friends always said never to wait more than 10 minutes because after that you’d start…

Thank you Doctor

“Just another eighth hey?” he said to the tired soccer mum sitting opposite him. She looked like she was well into her 50’s despite her file putting her at 34 years old. “Yes please”, she said, “Last time was amazing. My Mum’s looking after the kids this weekend and the thought of Mike and I…

Treated to Death

I lift my leg up from the bed with ease. It’s the lightest it’s been in months. Instinct takes over and I sit up, swing my legs over the side, and stand. This is too easy. The weight of the blanket that used to hold down my legs is no longer there, even though I…

A Sobering Recollection

I hiccup reflexively, trying to hold down the bile that threatens to creep from my stomach up into my mouth. That last shot of whiskey nearly pushed me over the edge. In saner times I would have stopped drinking quite a while ago, but once you get this deep into a binge, it becomes hard…

A Baby Blue Kind of Day

The sound of the alarm ringing out was a cruel slap on the face from beyond the still nothingness of his dreamless sleep. He rolled over quickly in bed, only just managing to free his arm from the tangle of sheets, and desperately bought his hand down upon the switch of the alarm, silencing it.…

The Bedroom Door

The door to her room was shut again. The door to her room was always been shut since she met Luke. I snapped myself out of it. I’d lost count of how many times I’d caught myself staring at that door in the last few weeks, and every time I did, I felt this strange…