Toy...and Pearl

Say Hello to Pearl

Midnight. The Rutting Season. Winter came early to the pine forest of Tannochbrae. Snow fluttered down in heavy flakes, white poppy petals on an alien Remembrance Day. There were eight mounds inside the fence, mounted with inconspicuous little red crosses like Christmas decorations. Testimonials to their earlier efforts. Failed experiments… (16+)

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Tippi

Pig Beach

We took Tippi with us on our annual pilgrimage to Pig Beach. Now, before you start pointing fingers at us, apportioning blame for what happened, let me tell you about our dark, fair-bird…. (16+)

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Marion Filbert

Marion Filbert

‘Tell me something.’ ‘Yeah.’ Marion cups her ample breasts into her tea rose bra, ‘Tell me last night meant something to you.’ ‘Last night meant something to me.’ ‘Don’t be a child. You know what I mean. Why, I’ll wash your mouth out with soap and water!’ Marion behaves strangely, sheltering, weeks after her mother died. At nightfall, she leaves her bedsit and sleeps rough on the grass. Come dawn, she dusts herself down, shakes herself off, and starts all over again. Marion is insane. (16+)

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Virginia and Brian

The Marital

The rhyme ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ refers to the things a bride is supposed to wear on her wedding day to have a successful marriage. And like most superstitions, it doesn’t entirely make sense. (16+)

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Furl and Sandie

Umbilicus (18+)

Astronaut falls in love with life-support system. (18+)

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Sharleen

God Bless Ya!

She was sweeping the floor when I crept in. Sharleen. I took the pink ticket from my wallet, and walked up to her altar. There was a silver- bell, a tinker-bell. I rang it. She ignored me…

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Allure

Allure

I was working as a server in Eva’s eco-green café and bar when we met. A lurid pink neon sign screamed Eva! at the rear wall… (16+)

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The Girl on the Bus

The Girl on the Bus

I saw the girl on the bus today. Standing in the wasteland by the burnt-out shell of the reactor… (16+)

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Claudia Sardinella

Adelphi

If you see a kooky-looking midget with a cracked white porcelain face eating popcorn in your local high street don’t stare at her. Claudia was born with a swollen brain, mental, and physical deficiencies… (16+)

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Maud and Lydia

Unbelievable Highs

Maud was stressed, flustered, hot and bothered. Her cheeks flushed. Her flesh prickled with unbearable heat. Thick sweat ran down her body, pooling in an annoying wet patch in the small of her back… (16+)

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The Potting Shed, Antonia, Allen... and Ruth

The Potting Shed (18+)

Brides body found in potting shed. (18+)

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Ekaterina

Supposed Paradise

Imagine a beautiful expanse of turquoise water, a white sandy beach, inflatable beach toys, and women lounging around in bathing suits… now pollute it! (16+)

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Jane Bond, in her wig.

Swallowtail (18+)

A secret agent goes missing, presumed dead, in Nuremberg. (18+)

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Linda Newman, Josephine Bunsen, and Michael Dunster

Pretty, Still

Michael flossed, slooshed, cleaned his teeth, then went to his room. He dressed expediently – slipping on a pair of tan punched-wing brogues- collected his leather satchel, and flew out of the house…

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Ana... and I

Ana’s Orbs

Holiday representative and widower missing off Cretan Coast. (16+)

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Wioletta and Della

Worried About Wioletta

I’m worried about Wioletta. She’s only small. I haven’t seen her since bedtime last night. That’s cool. She likes to hide and play. But she hasn’t come up for air since. And it’s getting dark outside…

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the woman, bristling with love, passion and dependency

The Bristling (18+)

Woman suffers from incurable bristling. (18+)

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Darcy

The Hide

We were lost. We missed the village twice.  Darcy consulted the atlas spread across her bare knees, ‘Ellsbury Wick must be here, somewhere, back there?’

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Joanna, rhinoceros bug

Captivity (18+)

Her cell is dark, dingy and damp. There is no door or window, only a grille in the ceiling, where rusty water drips through. In one corner of her cell sits a pail, her toilet bucket. At the centre of the room lies a soaking wet, unkempt bed… (18+)

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The Man, Gloria, Joe and Sophia

Dream, to Me

He feels lonely and unloved. Every night he surfs the internet in search of love. Will his dream come true? Or will he find despair?

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Chantal, Faith... and Dani

Knight in Shining Armour (18+)

Chantal strutted onto the patio, glided down the stone steps, threw her lady-bundle onto the sun lounger, and faced the camera. The sun lit up her burnt sienna hair… (18+)

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Why, Is It Me?

Why, Is It?

‘Is It Tonight?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Why?’ (16+)

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Deborah, her eye in total eclipse...

The Appearance

Major incident declared at Public School. (16+)

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Stretch Class

Stretch Class

It is five-sixteen, rush hour, Poet’s Day, on Friday 20th July 2029. Time for Stretch Class… (16+)

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Marlene

Selected, Really

Marlene and I snuggle up together, lying on top of the bed, mid-afternoon. When the sun feels fiercest on our skins and our stomachs have had time for lunch to go down. Very carefully, she climbs off of me. (16+)

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Mermaid

The Hut

The Hut lies beyond the auld groin. The rotting sea timbers cut a black swathe through the estuarial slime. It is dusk. The man-sucking, fermenting morass of ragworm-infested mud flats stretches as far as the eye can see… (16+)

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Tess, jellyfish

Red Sparkle (18+)

‘How big were these jellyfish?’ Tess spread her hands apart more than a foot, ‘Oh, these were big ones, David!’ (18+ erotic bio-horror)

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Someone Like You

Someone Like You by Meaghan Kalena

I didn’t expect to find the photo, but one grab of the large cardboard box, and it bounced out from the stool it was on. I heard that you’re settled down (16+) Read more stories by Meaghan Kalena on Booksie:  https://www.booksie.com/users/meaghan-kalena-274663  

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Marnie by Ali Pazani

Marnie’s Child

Marnie wants the perfect child. She wants a boy. I want a girl. We set about creating new life… (16+)

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life in the trenches

Myrtlesham Halt

A sad, tragic, love story about injustice in the trenches of World War 1 – with a twist in the tail (16+)

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snowdrops, Marie

Snowdrops

‘I had the loveliest dream, Maman,’ Marie said, pushing herself into an upright seated position with her strong legs, ‘I dreamed I fell in love with a man.’ ‘Ah, but that is a lovely dream, Cheri!’ (16+)

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Vanity

Vanity

Cosmetic surgery for the removal of a thick vein in her thigh leaves a young woman tetchy, miserable – and in urgent need of pain relief. (16+)

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Jacqui and Suzie

Occasionally (18+)

‘Do you wear stockings?’ Occasionally, you’ll find a pair of black stockings with a red suspender belt in the top drawer. She looks around. We’re alone in the moonlight… (18+)

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Bella, Joe and Zac

Everything Changes from What Would God Think by Luna Walter (18+)

It was late morning, two days after Patrick’s party. There was no food in the house and Joe had gone out to the shops. He had told Bella he would not be long, and Bella was lying on the settee in the main room, with her eyes closed and the music playing. She was hungry and waiting for Joe to return so they could cook something up for lunch… (18+) About the Author Luna Walter was born in the English Countryside and still lives in Worcestershire. She is very dyslexic and never meant to write a book. In fact, this book started its life as several thousand drawings and a few dozen pottery figures. Turning it into words has taken years. Luna works as a commercial artist and a tutor; teaching mostly students with learning difficulties, special educational needs, brain injuries and mental health issues.  She appeared in a BBC, Panorama program back in the 1970’s, as a perfect example of a child struggling with dyslexia and has found reading and writing a challenge all her life. This story is based on a disturbing dream that the writer had whilst in a very unhappy marriage, it is a fantasy and […]

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Gillian

My Girl Gillian

My girl Gillian was a girl in a million. I know she was because Archie Harradine told her so…

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Rebecca

Rebecca by Adam Carlton

I go to my special place, retrieve it and put it in her hand. She clasps it in front of her face, pursing her lips as though preparing to kiss it. “Don’t do that! It’s not clean.” Defiantly, she slowly slides the key down the fabric stretched around her body, down towards her thighs. Uses it to pluck at the hem of her nightdress, pulls it revealingly back, holds the moment, gives me a mischievous, teasing smile… (16+) About the Author Adam Carlton has a background in artificial intelligence. His participation in a left-wing political organisation precludes further information although he has this to say: “In the demi-monde of a darkening Paris I write the dreams and nightmares of a society in turmoil.” Adam has had stories published in The Ronin Express, volumes 7 and 8, and by the Aphelion Webzine. Link to PDF of his short stories: Short Stories 2019 by Adam Carlton: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zh9nqf-bpHZZSd7crhMK5UgQGc453IOC/view Link to Adam’s Booksie portfolio: https://www.booksie.com/portfolio-view/adamcarlton-257536/

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Jane Bond with Belg, Alison, sea urchin, Jane and Miho, The Girl with a Sun-Kissed Mole

The Girl with a Sun-Kissed Mole (18+)

‘You can put your gun away, Commander. Come in and give me a hug. The water’s lovely and warm!’ She’s back! Jane Bond is The Girl with a Sun-Kissed Mole starring sensational Ruth Pownall as Jane Bond…and Alison. (18+)

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Ghost, Abigail, Tim and Elspeth

Salt Marsh

The boatmen said she has haunted the marsh at the same time every evening since she disappeared, presumed drowned, in the estuary at Salt Marsh. Some spoke of her aura, an iridescent green hue which surrounded her as she trod her way across the mud at night. (16+)

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