The Motorbike

“Try, try,” Jordan said as he opened the gate and his guest wheeled out the old motorbike. Clyde knew he didn’t have the heft to start it—it was one of those old kinds of motorbikes, one that needed three hundred pounds of kick, and then would only grudgingly come alive. Jordan smiled as Marcus winced [...]

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 [...]