Piercing grey eyes, mop of brown hair, boyish smile.  Striking ink-blue T-shirt.

And a lazy afternoon.

His arm almost around her waist, not touching her at all.

She steps a little closer, shy, confused.

His eyes never left hers that day on.

And she never stopped smiling.

Love /lʌv/ noun

a strong feeling of affection.



Waves crashed mercilessly against black jagged rocks.

She met his eyes, her face filled with tenderness and equanimity.  And jumped into the icy-cold waters, the foam warmly beckoning as it churned ferociously.

She woke up with a start.

‘Honey? It’s Sunday. Breakfast in bed,’ he grinned, placing the tray in front of her.

Her wrists bruised blue from the gnarled rope, ankles chafed from rusted chains bound to the bed.

Surrender /səˈrɛndə/ verb
stop resisting to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority.



‘Shark!’ screamed the voice, filled with terror.

She woke up trembling. And reached for the glass of water.

It dragged her into the murky depths.
With pupils rolled back in its head, eyes eerie white.
The water turned bloody and dark.
And still.

He pulled on a classic white shirt, blue jeans, sprayed cologne, and quietly shut the door behind him.

Piercing light-blue eyes that stand out beautifully yet eerily. Shark eyes are (supposedly), an indicator of the loss of good judgment, sense of surroundings, and morality.



‘I’m Myra,’ she smiled at him flirtatiously.

The pink turtle-neck she wore turned ginormous, sinewy muscles visible through the arms.

‘What the …??’ he gasped.

‘Come home honey. Stop pretending.’

They found a pair of high-heels with untraceable DNA.
And the mortal remains of Paul Fitzgerald.


Camouflage /ˈkaməflɑːʒ/ noun
concealment by some means that alters or obscures the appearance

À bientôt


She tiptoed silently into the kitchen, her family fast asleep.

He sat at the table munching cookies. They talked in hushed voices. Animated conversations about life, books, films, music.

Daylight broke, he said goodbye.

She made breakfast, humming cheerfully.

He’ll return tonight.

Her best friend and unborn twin.  Her alter.


à bientôt / ä-byaⁿ-tō
French phrase meaning ‘See You Soon’




Pouring himself a glass of whisky, David sat back on the sofa.

The room started to grow warm.

Nina desperately clawed at the coagulated mesh of tangled silk filaments, limbs trapped, eyes begging.

‘I am so sorry David, that night in Paris … I never meant to ..’

‘Hush… my darling.’

He gently stowed the bundle in the cupboard.


cocoon /kəˈkuːn/verb
envelop in a protective or comforting way.



‘Push the Frankfurt meeting to 14:00. My flight’s delayed,’ she emailed the office.

She glanced at the motley crew of co-passengers.

He gave her a slow smile.

Moors, horses, castles


Swashbuckling Knights


A bloody war

She smiled back.

Her soul consumed with rage and vengeance.


Continuum /kənˈtɪnjʊəm/noun
a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, but the extremes are quite distinct.