UNDER A BLACK BERET

                    The town square, a pernickety, delicate blend of Renaissance and Art Deco construction yet at its centre an ill at ease belfry atop a Romanesque steeple within which a bell chamber housed nought but hibernating bats, muddled moths and the occasional drifter with no fear … More UNDER A BLACK BERET

A NEW DAWN

Long since she had set aside time for reflection. Reminders of days gone by. Important? Most likely. A habit, certainly. Regardless, instinct told her that lessons learned shaped new dawns. Contemplation invariably led her toward an unremitting trinity of memories. Of those times when she stood quizzical, gawping, mouth wide open at a single, curiously … More A NEW DAWN

SILVER SLIPPERS

Mousey brown with fiery red potential, she could laugh, cry and make war without pausing to draw breath. The stuff of legend when gift-wrapped, for upon just merest glimpse it is said many a red-blooded cove’s fly buttons would hit the ceiling tout de suite. Unwrapped, in the blink of an eye she could freeze … More SILVER SLIPPERS

WELCOME TO THE DIVINE ‘CASINO EDEN’

Whether she was callously evicted from the playground of sterilized delights by an inflexible matchless landowner or left of her own considered volition was an uncertain irrelevance, for now at any rate. Those apathetic, ‘rolling in it’ nobs who came to know her cared not a solitary jot as to Eve’s why’s and wherefores’.   As … More WELCOME TO THE DIVINE ‘CASINO EDEN’

AN AUDIENCE WITH EVE

Locked in a time before the coming of crosscut saws, house bricks, chimney pots and tent pegs, living bereft of shelter and sustainable privacy in a grandiose garden in a promised land proved a little inconvenient yet just tolerable. Indeed, in advance of the necessity of fig leaf propriety, both day and night were in … More AN AUDIENCE WITH EVE

SCHOOLBOY CARRUTHERS END OF TERM PROJECT – A tale of lunacy!

“I say Carruthers the Headmaster will be upon us shortly.” “Will he by Jove!” “No not like that; he has refrained in ‘that’ regard since the meeting of the school governors. What I meant was the old boy will be visiting our form to judge who amongst us has produced the very best end of … More SCHOOLBOY CARRUTHERS END OF TERM PROJECT – A tale of lunacy!