White Rabbit

“Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore, the injury is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.” Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince.  1. Ibrahim walked … Continue reading White Rabbit

Final Girl

Photo by Kat Jayne on Pexels.com 1.  Doctor Harrison took his spectacles off and gazed at me. ‘I’m so sorry, Sidney.’ Terminal. A year. Six months, otherwise.  Six months. The receptionist was kind.  Sat in the front seat, tears streaming and fists beating against the dashboard until it was time to drive home made sense … Continue reading Final Girl

White Rabbit

“Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore, the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.” Nicollo Machiavelli, The Prince. 1. … Continue reading White Rabbit

Queue

His hair was thin, laying odd where he had taken his hat off upon coming into the bank. He had dyed it at some point, trading the recognisable golden-blonde halo for a dull, tobacco brown. It was more honest, like the man had been a useful shell, something to discard when the need arose. What … Continue reading Queue

A Mother Has All The Weapons She Needs

His father gave a rattling, final breath. Magnus reached out and drew down his father's eyelids with a precise brush of his fingertips. He turned and looked at his younger brother, Peter who came over and put his hand on his brother's shoulder. Magnus hid the flinch which came to him and ran his tongue … Continue reading A Mother Has All The Weapons She Needs

White Rabbit

“Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore, the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.” Nicollo Machiavelli, The Prince.   … Continue reading White Rabbit