The Grey Block

Cyrus Goodman sat in the bar, twisting his wedding ring around his finger. He hadn’t felt this nervous since he’d been 16 and hauling a tarp across…


The Black Block

Lucinda Haynes was a widow of 24 when she found a new man. Her previous spouse, Malcolm, had died from a sickness of the stomach when she was 22. Two…


The White Block

Ken York rubbed his spectacles as he tried to travail the sand dunes with one hand and keep the sand from the blustering sandstorm from clouding his…


Long-Term Value

"The price of anything is the amount of life you're willing to pay for it." --- Henry David Thoreau Peter Stubbins had grown up around antique…


Tap Tap

Chris Curtis woke up on a lovely Christmas Day in his lovely and warm terraced house. He was twelve years old, as he had been for the last 30 years.…


End of the Line

Tommy Hartford ran the trains, and had done so his entire life. As had his father, and his father, and even his grandfather before him. He was 16…


Flooded

The car lay upturned in the ditch. The headlights continued to shine through the packed trees, illuminating the tangles of vines, the moss-speckled…


The Suits

"And I wouldn't worry too much about those silly rolls of tape they keep on their table either." said Marco. "Probably some weird prank, probably.…


The Secret Got Out

As the interview wound down, Neil Armstrong made the joke that he knew the viewers would enjoy. In fact, they always did. “And whilst it’s likely…


Knights, Not Peasants

I led the expedition with my three noblemen. Sir Ralph, Sir Cribbins, and Sir Stanley were more than happy to accompany myself on my daring…