Category Archives: fantasy

This Means War!

I bellowed with rage and frustration as I saw my son’s Student Of The Year Trophy melt away to nothing. Despite the numerous handicaps that he faced because of his background, our son had not only topped his year in … Continue reading

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The Beggar

It had been a long flight, and now I was exhausted beyond belief. But just as I was about to collapse, I saw the bench in the park. He was sitting on it calmly, eating a double cheeseburger and coke. … Continue reading

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The Freedom Fighter

The rising sun filled my heart with dread. Photo courtesy Sue Vincent I couldn’t wait any longer. I looked at my formidable enemy once again, and knew I didn’t stand a chance. But I had to try and rescue my … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the World #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

Grandpa Marco was surrounded by his numerous grandkids, and was taking great joy in ‘reluctantly’ telling them their history, and the role he had played in creating it. It was that time of the millennium again, Grandpa Marco said, when … Continue reading

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The Dancer of Funchal #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

The restaurant wore a deserted look, as always, even though it was a glorious sunny day. And then, the music started, and things were never the same again. By itself, there was nothing special about the music. It was the … Continue reading

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The Magic Bookshop #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

As we were taking a not-so-relaxing hike through the steep hills, also known as streets, of Porto, we stopped to catch a breath. Suddenly, there was a loud crashing sound, and out of a wall in front of us, a … Continue reading

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The Fall of Lagos #PortugalPlots #28DaysinPortugal

The enemy had been hammering at our castle’s gates for two weeks now, and our defences were barely holding up. Our walls were broken in various places, we’d run out of food, and had just one day of drinking water … Continue reading

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