Previously: Part 3 All chapters Part 4 My heart stopped. Or at the very least it skipped a beat. “You mean…” “They are real, Jack,” the father nodded. He placed what was probably supposed to be a comforting hand on my shoulder, but I couldn’t feel it. I had gone numb. “And I am sorry […]

“Come on,” she said, frantically packing sand-strewn belongings into the bag. “The tide is coming in.” No,” I replied without emotion, staring at the white crests zigzagging delightfully across the ocean’s surface. “I fear that the land may, in fact, be sinking.” Written in response to a triple word prompt I saw on earlier today […]

Previously: Part 2 All chapters Part 3 The cold hit me the second I walked through the doorway. Outside, beneath the summer sun and dressed in the mandatory black attire of funerals, I had been sweltering. Inside, however, it felt like midwinter. I was taken aback as well by the silence. Every minute I had […]

I’m actually feeling properly inspired to write! This doesn’t happen often. I mean, I’ll write poems fairly regularly but I can churn those out pretty quick. It’s the story writing I struggle with. But the one I’m writing now, Whispers, isn’t boring me yet. I’ve published the first two mini chapters on here, and actually […]

Previously: Part 1 All chapters Part 2 And then silence. I stood before the church, for the first time in my life, without the whispered voices. And for the first time ever I missed them. I had so many questions now that I had finally been able to understand what they were saying. The storm […]

Part 1 I had never felt comfortable in a church. Even as a young child I dreaded Sunday mornings and the weekly mass. But as the youngest in an otherwise devout Christian family, not yet ready to be left alone at home for two hours, I had no say in the matter. And so I […]

She could disappear Into any crowd A nondescript haircut A forgettable face Unremarkable clothing No distinguishable feature Save her gaze   A gaze enough To ensnare any man Captivating Enthralling Bewitching Enchanting Beguiling Enslaving   A gaze enough To make all else Seemingly disappear

What in this world Is truly the truth Can it be certain If there’s scope for dispute If people believe A bare-faced lie That makes it true In their own eyes So is truth a matter Of interpretation Can it be lost In translation Who makes the call The final decision Whether it’s fact Or […]

“Do you ever wonder what’s up there?” she asked me, looking up at the sky. I glanced up briefly, using my hand to shield my eyes from the sun’s glare. I shrugged and shook my head. “No, not really.” Her arm around my waist tightened a little. “Do you ever wonder about much, Mark?” I […]