Posts tagged “short story

The Heron

Posted on February 2, 2012

My wife told me that she had bought a heron the other day. She said that it would stop the seagulls eating the goldfish in the pond. I tried to understand why she had done such a thing but decided not to question her decision. You see she had not been herself for some time and this was just another instance of her increasing eccentricity. It had come on quite suddenly when she had turned fifty and there had been a marked change in her personality. I put it down to the menopause at first but then her mood swings became more extreme. One minute she would be smiling and laughing, the next she would burst into tears and say that she did not…

Pick Up

Posted on February 2, 2012

He knew she was the one the minute he saw her. He had driven past on the opposite side of the road and spotted her standing by the bus stop in the pouring rain. He drove past again, gave her a cursory glance then, turning at the next island, approached her. He stopped alongside, wound down the window and spoke. “Sorry to bother you but I’m a little lost. Do you know the way to the M3?” She hesitated then stepped forward. He could see that she was about 18, frail but pretty all the same. “If you carry on down this road to the next island and then turn left, it’s about 4 miles that way. You can’t miss it. You’ll see the…