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The Branch

Glen had always loved the forest, it had been his sanctuary for the last 15 years. Maintaining the forest was his job, although it didn’t need much work because of the rigorous plan he had implemented at the start. Knowing every inch of the forest was his advantage, nothing surprised him anymore, if a twig …

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Sunday Market Time

Sunday markets are the best, at the moment a distance memory amidst the pandemic but not to be forgotten. The smells, colours and tastes from the food bring back a life time of memories. The smell of a ripe melon, the crunching sound of almonds or the swoosh of steam from the coffee machine. Its …

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The Sign You’ve Been Looking For

Terry looked out the window, he assumed next door were beyond breaking point as they had gone from screaming to eerily silent, the lock down had cast a blanket like feeling across the village. Heavy and dark it made everyone feel tired, despite the beautiful sunny weather which should serve encourage them to enjoy some …

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Six All Crammed Into One…?

I was quite shocked to discover that Peterborough had 6 McDonald’s Drive-Thrus. To be truthful its not so much that its Peterborough its a commuter town you are likely to get such things but its the 6 McDonald’s in seemingly such close proximity. Having said that my local Asda replaced its cafe with a McDonald’s …

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In The Friend Zone

We travelled the world together, she is the best friend I could wish for, I always thought that we would be together forever, like Bonnie and Clyde but without the violence. Our relationship has always been platonic although if she would have me I’d be hers in a heart beat. Karl reflected on what he …

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Mind the Shower Curtain

Tilly had lived in her flat for several years now and the shower curtain had been a regular problem since the day she moved in. It was never straight, it seemed to fall down when it felt like it and despite her buying umpteen new ones it never seemed to improve. The curtain pole itself …

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