Unwanted

He’s a freak. There are places we could send him. I’ve had enough. Her husband’s words circled her mind as she guided Ben away from the wall. His knuckles were bloodied and he made a whistling sound from the back of his throat. Jacinta hadn’t strapped him to the bed as she couldn’t bear his … More Unwanted

Howard’s Mission

Everything in Howard’s life was slow. His dial-up internet connection, his data entry job in an accountancy practice, his attempts at a love life. Even his dachshund Doris, with her lame leg and bad breath from a rotten tooth. There was a feeling of torpor, as if he were slipping into a sinkhole of mud … More Howard’s Mission

Darkness and Light

It wasn’t the first time. Yet on this occasion, Briony was determined to get it right. She obtained the pills gradually, so as not to arouse suspicion. One bottle every couple of weeks until she had an impressive arsenal—it made her smile through streaming eyes. She researched the exact quantity needed to arrest the beat … More Darkness and Light