• Laura commented on the post, capture 7 years, 4 months ago

    He thought he could simply brush her off, tell her that it wasn’t like it used to be, and she would crash out of his life the way she had crashed into it. But it would never be like that. She knew the secret […]

  • Laura commented on the post, catcher 7 years, 4 months ago

    Maisie had a dream catcher above her bed, it was the therapist’s idea. For six years old her dreams were fairly complex, sophisticated even, but always with an evil finale that far outstretched the most sinister horror films.

  • Laura commented on the post, drifting 7 years, 4 months ago

    Drifting! That’s the word. She couldn’t remember it last night, as she explained to Alice. She would kick herself now, it had been on the tip of her tongue and had kept her awake for an hour. She’d been drifting […]

  • Laura commented on the post, temper 7 years, 4 months ago

    And there it was. Her ugly temper, gnarling her face into an angry knot. She fired hideous words, each deliberately designed to make him sting, and open fresh wounds. She said she’d sleep on the sofa, that he made […]

  • Laura commented on the post, pattern 7 years, 5 months ago

    The pattern emerged as the last piece of the jigsaw, the final clue, smoothly slotted into place. Her entire body trembled, violently, as she understood what was happening. She snatched the phone from his cold, […]

  • Laura commented on the post, professional 7 years, 5 months ago

    She was a professional; all legs and teeth. She laughed when he wasn’t funny, didn’t slap his sweaty face when he touched her ass and smiled throughout the dull evening at his tedious conference. He wished his […]

  • Laura commented on the post, sweat 7 years, 5 months ago

    He said he should shower, he was sweaty from the gym, but she couldn’t wait. She had him on the welcome mat.

  • Laura commented on the post, lantern 7 years, 5 months ago

    The sea of orange lanterns flew through the sky like bubbles blown by a child. I watched them all, until the last one was too far away to glimpse. They snaked around houses, had near misses with trees and managed […]

  • Laura commented on the post, generator 7 years, 5 months ago

    She was bored of everything but mainly herself. She longed for something ‘wow’ to happen, to break her routine and give her a thrill. So she circled the advertisement in the paper and went online. She typed her […]

  • Laura commented on the post, crescent 7 years, 5 months ago

    The crescent moon, Jupiter and Venus all in a row in the beautiful black sky. So bright and breathtaking, she realised that she was simply a speck of dust on this earth, no more, and resolved to stop becoming […]

  • Laura commented on the post, popcorn 7 years, 5 months ago

    His friends joked that he was addicted to popcorn. Sometimes he sat through absurd plot lines at the cinema just for that sweet smell and the feel of the large box on his lap. It was when he started making popcorn […]

  • Laura commented on the post, blast 7 years, 5 months ago

    She still hears it; the blast, it rings in her ears like an eternal scream. She sees it in her dreams but nothing else. Her eyes are fused shut.

  • Laura commented on the post, medical 7 years, 6 months ago

    She loves a bit of medical: self-diagnosis, fitting the symptoms to match her mood; which is usually desperate tinged with anger. She’s dull, you see, and has to find a way to capture some attention. Since being a […]

  • Laura commented on the post, gallery 7 years, 6 months ago

    Every day at 11.45am he came here, to the gallery. He walked up the flight of stairs and sat on the same bench. He lost himself in her eyes, her long chestnut locks and creamy breasts. Such a beauty. A sensual […]

  • Laura commented on the post, curse 7 years, 6 months ago

    She’d cursed him; a spell, for eternity. No other woman would compare, he would be consumed with lust for her. Always.

  • Laura commented on the post, balloon 7 years, 6 months ago

    Something wasn’t right about that boy. I watched the small children with sticky smiles, running around the garden, the hum of their happy laughter released into the hot June air. My eyes fell back to him, such an […]

  • Laura commented on the post, track 7 years, 6 months ago

    You tracked me down. I see you lurking. Out there. Lingering. Like the scars you left me with.

  • Laura commented on the post, ants 7 years, 6 months ago

    She watched the people marching to work, like ants methodically going about their business. Then she let go of the ledge and hurtled towards them.

  • Laura commented on the post, flirt 7 years, 6 months ago

    Eyes meet. Linger. Pupils dilate. Dart away. Slow smile. A finger curls her hair. Heart racing. Is he looking? Yes. Licked lips. Imagination running riot. Dizzy head. Giddy nipples. Body burning. Pang of desire. A […]

  • Laura commented on the post, clue 7 years, 6 months ago

    He used more aftershave these days, showered immediately upon his return, worked late yet carried an aroma of alcohol and good times. She missed all the clues.