• Rolo commented on the post, carved 7 years, 6 months ago

    he carved up the turkey, throwing the slices to each of the plates stuck out. As the meat slapped the china, the face scrunched and the arm withdrew, placing the plate down. They sat silent, hands on their laps til they were told they could help themselves to vegetables. They were never told.

  • Rolo commented on the post, laughter 7 years, 7 months ago

    The boys burned with laughter, the sullen shrieking noise that was new to them that came pouring out their mouths was startling to them. They looked around, not knowing that upon Jimmy falling off his chair backwards that noise would occur. They accused each other, pointing fingers, not wishing to take the blame for that […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, rules 7 years, 7 months ago

    He drew a line under the letter and signed it with a kiss. As he went to fold it, he paused, before picking back up the pencil, turning it on its head, and rubbing out the kiss. Looking back over the letter, he sighed and tucked it inside the envelope.

  • Rolo commented on the post, flare 7 years, 8 months ago

    It lit the sky up in flashes of unusual colour against the black canvas. It was a warning, one that should have come sooner. But how can you prepare the help for something when the only means you have is a useless afterthought flare, to say that the trouble has begun.

  • Rolo commented on the post, flare 7 years, 8 months ago

    It lit the sky up in flashes of unusual colour against the black canvas. It was a warning, one that should have come sooner. But how can you prepare for such a thing when the only thing to do is a warning afterthought.

  • Rolo commented on the post, solitaire 7 years, 8 months ago

    At his window seat on the train, laptop open, solitaire upon the screen, he was content. The person opposite him was reading a newspaper with the front headlines about some murder that had happened in the town he lived in. The woman next to him was watching his every card placement over his shoulder. The […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, icicle 7 years, 8 months ago

    She stood, her fingers curled tightly into her fist, her cheeks growing colours. She looked back at her watch. She looked down the street. She watched as windows turned black and curtains of bedrooms drew together. Walking wasn’t an option, but tonight it had to be.

  • Rolo commented on the post, patent 7 years, 8 months ago

    The thing sat on the table, undisturbed, staring up at the ceiling as though it had a choice to do so. It was being ignored, even though this meeting that they were having was based on it’s invention and it’s succession in life.

  • Rolo commented on the post, tires 7 years, 8 months ago

    The tires screeched against the road as he sped off, not even indicating as he took the corner. She sighed, unfolded her arms and walked back inside, closing the door with a click. Annabelle poked her head around the corner, her pigtails swishing. “Mummy?” “It’s okay, sweetheart. He’ll be back.” She looked out the window. […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, combination 7 years, 8 months ago

    It was a combination of the two, wine and cider, that tipped her over the edge. She stood up, wobbling a little bit, and pointed her finger at Dave. “Don’t talk to me, ever, again!” She tried to sound serious, but with her words intermingling, it was very difficult to get across her point. He […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, profound 7 years, 8 months ago

    he swallowed, trying again to say something profound. His words would just never flow the way he wanted them to, and always ended up dribbling out some drivel that didn’t impress anyone. He closed his eyes, sighing, turned and walked out the door. He’d have to come up with a better exit at some point […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, epiphany 7 years, 8 months ago

    His eyes opened wider. “I know what to do.”
    He leapt down from the hammock, his knees buckling as he hit the ground, and ran towards the car.
    “But where are you going?”
    “I’ll be back soon!” He called out behind him as he swung the door closed, the engine starting rapidly.

  • Rolo commented on the post, sponge 7 years, 10 months ago

    He lapped it up, taking in every word she said. She had no intention of making him smile. She turned her back, grinning at some boy she had only just met, leaving him to sit in the corner and watch her flirt. It wasn’t like he even needed her attention. He just wanted it. And […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, offer 7 years, 10 months ago

    He took her up on the offer, taking her hand and falling to the floor, crawling across the floor to where he imagined a bed would be. There was no way he was walking. She yelped. He was heavier than he looked. She did not need this. Her boyfriend was coming over the next day. […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, umbrella 7 years, 10 months ago

    The sun was shooting across the sky, yet the man held his umbrella tightly in his hand, flat by his side. It didn’t hurt to take precautions. He’d been caught out too many times before. Like last Saturday, when he’d only nipped out for a pint of milk and a paper. Downpour, it was. He […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, silk 7 years, 10 months ago

    Her hands were silk, sliding down his arm to hold onto his battered hand. He lay stationary. She blinked, removing the water that had collected at the front of her eyes. Looking towards the door, she saw an older woman, holding a bunch of flowers. They were beautiful, summery flowers, filling the outside room with […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, sinking 7 years, 10 months ago

    The ship was sinking. Obviously. There was water pouring through every imaginable hole, even through unimaginable holes – the boat was filling up. People weren’t quite at the stage of panic yet; they were merely staring at the increasing sea level within the walls and staring, thinking, way too slowly, about how this problem was […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, answers 7 years, 11 months ago

    She wanted answers – answers that would explain everything. He wanted to avoid her. He saw her walking out the shop and stepped down an alleyway, just out of eyesight. He couldn’t deal with this now. What exactly was he supposed to tell her? The truth? That wouldn’t help anybody. His phone started to ring. […]

  • Rolo commented on the post, boiling 7 years, 11 months ago

    It was boiling. The lads sat outside, discussing the women as they walked past, cheering as the wind blew slightly, making their skirts do a Marilyn. Jeff pulled out a cigarette, and lit it. The others looked at him in disgust. “When did you start to smoke, Jeff mate?”

  • Rolo commented on the post, wings 7 years, 11 months ago

    He spread his wings and let himself just float upwards into the blank sky. His feet clawed for the ground. They still weren’t used to being free from it. He passed birds who all gave him weird looks, feeling uncomfortable that something they always saw attached to the ground was now airborne.