Cuttlefist

The howling crowd sank into the darkness beyond the range of the blazing lamps which illuminated the cage. Waves of cheers and boos crashed against the cold adrenaline shore of anticipation. Only the opponent existed. Even the referee dissolved into the background, a phantom drifting around the cage. Commercial designs advertising local tyre centres and …

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Whispers

Tiny claws scrabbled against the smooth plastic and weight shifted from one end of the trap to the other. Daniel Frankfurt swayed slightly and caught it before it tumbled from his hands. “Hold on, you little git. You’ll be out of here in a moment”.  The mid-morning sun was high enough that the shadowy hiding …

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Bloom

Rain lashed down on the three exhausted men as they stood before the gates of the great cathedral. The stained and beaten wooden chest stood in the mud between them like a tombstone. “If you bastards have fucked this up for me”, Graham said through clenched teeth as the gigantic wooden doors creaked open. The …

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