Community Support

Divorcee Jimmy Cartwright had just finished a day’s graft, working cash in hand for his old pal Chris. Just a bit of donkey work for his landscaping…


Clara

The mid-morning sun cuts into a dozen odd pieces through the shabby, dusty blinds of my dungeon-like apartment. I awaken slowly with a vino tinto…


“Mefloquine Nightmares,” “Sunset at the Cafe del Mar,” and “Cross-Country”

Mefloquine Nightmares 21 days to leave the system is what they told us all; then why, years after, do the dark, lonely nights of terror still…


“Springtime on the Costa Blanca,” “Kirstie Girl,” and “Just Landed”

Springtime on the Costa Blanca Where does one stand? Sunshine follows rain as hot follows cold and warm comes cool. Like a woman’s mood swings during…


A Rainy Night in Soho

It began on a golden autumn morning. It was a Saturday in October 1966. I had just turned 19 back in the summer and England had just won the World…


Morning Glory

Jack just sits there, sits there in his own filth, barely covered up by an ancient string vest and soiled Y-fronts. Day in, day out, month after…


Pill Press

Cooper Whitmore, aging clubber and hardcore raver of just over a decade, lay on his bed shivering, jaw aching and teeth chattering with the worst…


If Our Holdens Were Fords

It was just an ordinary, laid back Saturday afternoon in October in the outer Melbourne suburb of Doveton. The seasons had just changed from winter…


Round Tower

Standing on the slippery, moss-blanketed stone wall’s edge of the round tower, I gaze down as the autumn rain falls from the black sky into the…


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…