The Length of a Kiss

“Hey, look, we’re under the mistletoe.” I hoped my tone was casual, like I’d not planned getting Marcus in this position all the work week long. “Oh, yeah.” He casually remarked, shifting his weight from one foot to the other. “Well, that means we’ve got to kiss, doesn’t it?” He wasn’t going to get...

Virgin Vampire No More

“Hello darling, I’ve been expecting you.” A beautiful woman with bouncing curls and bouncing other attributes walked over from her position by the roaring log fire. No wonder she was so close to it, all she wore was a particularly flimsy nightgown. It may have covered her to the ankles but I could...

Hitting the Jackpot

“I want to see you naked,” he told me as he slammed shut the door to my room. “I’ve wanted to since I first saw you.” My cheeks heated with a blush and I turned my back to him. He pulled down the zip of my dress and I shimmied out of it. “What’s the magic word?” I purred and shook off my shoes...

Mad Fer It!

We munch on in silence and watch the kids hurtling through the water. “I don’t know how they do it,” I laugh, “that water must be freezing.” “Oh, it looks fun to me,” Stuart grins. “And I’m so hot in this damn suit.” “Yes you are,” I reply without thinking and his smile expands to cover his whole...

Dance Echo

When I dance now it is but an echo of what was. I use to be so carefree, my heart would soar with every leap, my soul expand with every leap. But now she’s gone all I have a memories, memories that taunt me from afar like the whispered response of my own voice bouncing off walls. We were...

The Train Announcement

“Sally Winterson to the office please, Sally Winterson to the office.” Dave sat back in the office chair and smiled to himself. He had ten minutes before the next train was expected through the station and he planned to make every moment count. Twenty seconds later the heavy door swung open and...

Cliff Hanger

There are some lessons in life you just never seem to learn and mine revolve around a star. Not one in the sky but a celebrity. A Pop genius, a legend and the love of my life. Cliff Richard. No, I’m not sixty and no I’m not a Gran. I’m in my twenties and I am mostly sane. I do...

A lesson in Patience

I don’t even like coffee but every morning before work I walked into that specialist coffee shop on the high street and ordered a big one. I thought one of those days maybe he’d give it to me. Vincent is hot, breath-takingly so. First time I went in I didn’t want to draw...

Normal Day at Work.

It was just a normal day. Well, for someone, somewhere I’m sure it was. For me however I have an aversion to that word, that dirty little boring word that seems to mean so much to people. “Why can’t you just be normal?” I’ve heard those words so many times in my life...

Words

She sees the world a different way Adjectives, verbs and nouns. She doesn’t do it on purpose, it’s just how it happens. Don’t be upset but if she over hears your next conversation it may very well end up in one of her books. She’s an author you see but not just any author...

Oh Buoy!

“Can’t you see the buoys out there? They’re up and down and all over the place. That water is rough. “Oh, get out of it. It’s barely a ripple.” “Barely a ripple? I’m getting bloody sea sick just looking at it!” Carl is a seasoned sailor, brought...

Sunshine

Sunshine. I mean, most people take it for granted but for a Brit sunshine in the actual summer is like a dessert you only get on special occasions so you have so much of it you feel sick. So the sun is out and so am I. I’m a writer, a recluse a geeky girl with curves and glasses. I avoid...

Morning has broken.

“Rise and shine, Sleepyhead,” she whispered, her soft hand stroked my cheek. “Mmm?” “It’s your day off and my day off and well, I don’t want to waste it.” Claire kissed my cheek and I slowly opened one eye. “What time is it?” I mumbled as...

Hot, Wet and Watched

Lazy, sunny, summer days. You know, the kind where you just want to lie out on the grass, turn up the radio and watch the fluffed up pillow like clouds roll by. “Oh, Kev, its just way too hot.” I disturb my husband’s slightly snoring slumber to move the blanket out of the sun and...

Fucked To Hell, Then Heaven

The sound of the running water soothes my poor battered mind and soul, as slowly I remove the layers of dirtied and torn clothing that cover my body. The sweet, sharp relaxing scent of lavender hits my nostrils as I watch my husband pour in a large measure of my favourite bubble bath, swirling it...