Just Easy

Milton Keynes, England. Today is your 18th birthday. Lasers and strobe lights lead you away from the pitch black freezing winter night as Christmas…


Queen’s Park

I’m sitting by myself in a rear booth next to a pool table in O’Malley’s on Kilburn High Road. Taking in the calm before the storm, watching football…


Warrior’s Code

Thursday Alex jogged through the footpaths of Staunton Country Park at a steady pace, watching his breath fly away into the woods. After every three…


Linguistic Disorientation

Giovanni sat at the kitchen table gazing into his cup of espresso whilst slowly smoking a Winfield Blue. He’d not had a wink of sleep and was…


Waverley Old Boys’ Club

Two scruffy old alcoholics named Rab and Jimmy are sitting in a bar opposite Edinburgh Waverley railway station nursing their pints of Caledonia…


Harry’s Burden

Harry boarded the train at Hamilton Square and sat in the nearest empty seat he could find, which happened to be opposite a woman around retirement…


Lunatic Asylum

“Another pint of Davenport’s and a Bushmills chaser please, Steve,” said Mickey as “My Little Son (England’s Motorway)” by the Dubliners played on…


Costa Brava

I was awoken by a loud noise which I thought was the neighbour’s cat at first. I was six years old at the time and we had just finished school for…