Secrets and Lies

Steel-Eyed Steve, across whose pale grey orbs the eyelids haven’t passed for a while.  He’s giving me the steadiest of steady gazes.  Trying to act the alpha male. What does it mean?  Why is he trying to stare me down?  I mean, why me?  I’m not buying it.  Except that it’s hard to wrench your … More Secrets and Lies

The Citadel

DESPITE HERSELF, ONCE SHE’S NOTICED the man, she has to look again. He’s sat propped against the trunk of a tree, apparently not moving. She remembers she’s in a hurry … puts her head down, tries to scuttle by, but … damn her conscience! It always makes her do things she’ll regret later. She steers … More The Citadel

Dinner for two

Against the colourless backdrop of a damp grey pavement, a man walks purposefully past the black iron railings, bearing a bouquet of roses.  He checks the numbers on the grand doorways until he finds the one he seeks.  It’s an expensive pad, he realises.  Jill, the woman he’s met scarcely twice before, has more than … More Dinner for two