The Last Pear Tree
I didn’t use to believe in life after death, but after what happened the other day, I now do. To tell the story, I work in a care home and a few weeks back one of the residents, George Hamilton, or as we like to call him Georgie, chased a group of kids away from his prized fruit and vegetable patch out the back.
What's a Job Worth
I stared over the edge of the old stone bridge at the frozen pond below, when my wife had said that she wanted to put her eggs on ice so that we could have children later in life, this was not the way I had thought that things would go. That her work would offer her the chance to take part in the first human trials of lab-grown babies, and that she would want to take the offer.
The fear, it was too much, I had to get away from the edge, but I couldn't. If I stepped back I would fail her a second time. I had to jump. And the traffic lights, in the distance I could see them, so far away but it was clear as day, they were green. Jump when they turn green, that’s what Martha had said, jump when they go green.
As I dropped to my knee, I rested my blood-soaked hand against the gravestone, I still couldn’t believe the name written on it. But it had happened, and all I could think about was the day where all this began. That day in The Raging Bull.
Dammit, what a bloody fool I am. I knew better than this. Forget that, just keep running, it’s happened. It had and now I had to deal with it.
The Longest Train Ride
I’m sat on the floor of the carriage, and the train is now thundering along the tracks. My owner has either forgotten or abandoned me. I thought he had just gone to the bathroom, but it has been over an hour now and he has not returned. And now I was worried. What was beneath my brown paper packaging?
I couldn’t take my eyes off the chocolate cake, or rather the one slice of it that remained. It had been my little brother's birthday cake, how was I supposed to know a slice of it would be poisonous for dogs? Nobody had told me that, it’s not fair that I should get in so much trouble. Especially considering how upset I am, Jack was my best friend, not mum and dad’s.
The Crazy Dude and the Barn
I had so much work to do for my university dissertation, and I really should start doing it, but it was such a nice day that I managed to “persuade” myself that I deserved some chill time first, just to clear my head before getting started. I lived in the countryside and there was this nice field not far from where I lived. Nobody ever went there, making it perfect for just laying back and chilling out. I was nearly at that field now and couldn’t wait to just lie back on the nice soft grass and watch the few clouds in the sky pass overhead.