A lifetime of guitar tunes

He was given his first guitar when he was four years old. It was green, plastic, with no strings; still it obsessed him. It played tunes when buttons were pressed but it was limited. Guitar lessons started age eight, after his father bought him a ‘grown up’ guitar,...

Living a lie

The room is silent. She is thinking about what to say and how to justify the last ten years of living a lie. Twenty four hours ago we were fairly happy. Sex two or three times a week, pizza night on Tuesday, date night every two weeks and game night once a month with...

The un-normal ones

Jenny was young and easily influenced by what people may say about the things she did and the way she dressed. She often wondered why she never fit in and her brothers teased her about not being normal, un-normal they called her, because of the way she behaved. They...

Invitation from Mrs Carbs

Want something to eat my dear? They call me Mrs Carbs. What can I get for you my lovely? What are you dying to eat right now? It’s all calorie free when it comes from me, so fill your boots and indulge. Don’t believe those carb fearing naysayers who want to keep you...

About turn

He leaves her and she begs him to stay. He goes off in search of fun and greener grass. He has spent more than 13 years chained to the one woman and he’s entitled, so he believes. He has a shit time of it. The grass turned out to be more light brown than green. The...

Micro-fiction: Never guilty

He came round to give me a quote to replace my boiler. I met him at a business breakfast meeting and we really hit it off. His childhood and been a mixture of abuse and neglect. My job as a psychotherapist made it easy for him to open up and I opened up to him....

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