The Search by David Whitaker

The Search by David Whitaker

The wind whispered through the trees, leaves rustling and chattering with its arrival. Reaching the edge of the tree-line it skimmed across the rough ground, glided over the tarmac, and sailed up the face of the dull grey office block. When it reached the roof it encountered his legs, and fluttered his trousers playfully. He […]

Roller Coaster Life

  Fairgrounds were Perdy’s secret addiction. Well, she said to herself, everybody had to have something. And at night on her way back from friends after early suppers she sought them out. Walked through shadow to garish light. Perdy was the best pal ever. Friends shared details of their private lives, she in the role […]

Friday

Friday

  The eyes staring back at him in the bathroom mirror revealed a delirium of neon lines drowning in pools of despair. Silence careened all around him with discombobulating volume. His mouth turned down in solidarity with his heart.   “I adore these wrinkles and scars on your face,” she would whisper as her gentle […]

The Artist

The Artist

The colours swirled on the canvas. Dark blues merged with blacks, greys and browns – a whirlpool of muddy shapes twisting and spinning in the dance of the storm. The painter’s eyes were narrowed in concentration as her brush sped its way across the thundery landscape – darting in to add a splash of light […]

Down From The Ledge

Down From The Ledge

The translucent film through which reality shone that day felt a little different than usual. He looked unusual, but felt unusual more so than anything. The familiarity was at its persistent near weightlessness, but the light from his doorway lined up with mine in a way that it hadn’t before. I’m almost sure he was […]