Joe2stories

Stories from a Dublin Scientist

Month: August, 2016

The Slate

At the familiar thump from outside, Robert filled a glass with stout. Sure enough; in came Larry, dressed like unwashed laundry and reeking of moonshine. The pint was presented and Robert asked, “On The Slate?” his leniency wearing thin.

“No Bob!” Larry said, Pulling out  a wad of cash “I’ve been lucky.”

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Written for The Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 68.

Family

Although born an orphan and living the unsettled life, Malcolm had an inherent desire for companionship.

Not trusting people, he looked, instead, to his books.

Throughout his travels they kept him company. Educated him. Their stories warmed lonely nights.

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 67.

The Perfect Moment

A glorious sunset, Champagne in the cooler and the ring in his pocket. Fred had chosen the perfect moment.

“Fred.” She said first, “This isn’t working.”

With Mark in Railroad Park

Image Credit: Tony Lovell

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Written for The Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting Challenge Number 66.

Ooops!

The fault reached the sky, which tore.

Must be stronger than I thought

"I think I've done something stupid."

Image Credit Alastair Magnaldo

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge Number 65.