Ship Watching

Truman thought a spider was crawling on his fingers at that moment but when he peered down through the darkness there was nothing there. The brisk air from the ocean smelt of salt, was fresh and invigorating, though he was dead tired. From the lookout he had the town's best view of the port, and [...]

Peach Eating

“Just eat the sucker,” said Jordan. Wesley held his peach up to the light breaking through the trees, perhaps imitating some affect he had seen at the sweat lodge—one of those hippies he had met. The bird returned in a swoop, fluttered, pulled and twisted at the peach, taking with it a chunk of dripping [...]

Before the Guests Arrive

Julian pottered. Yes, he wanted the geraniums and lilacs in before Thursday, before the guests arrived, his esteemed and noble guests, but he also just liked remarking the various hidden aspects of the garden as he paced its acres, studying the root of its appearance—what it was and what it was made of and how [...]