Category Archives: literary fiction

The Makeover of Prazeres #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

The highway was empty, as usual, and my car spoke with the wind as it breezed towards Prazeres.   Prazeres, my village for forty years, means ‘Pleasures’ in Portuguese, and as I entered the village, I could see why. Flowers … 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 New Recruit

Here, high up in a balloon,  life was perfect. No duties, no uniforms, no conspiracies, no scandals, and above all, no HIM! He had first come into our lives almost a month ago, pestering us to let him join our … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

The glam-set at my Gala kept stealing glances upwards at the pièce de résistance of  the evening. Words of shock were trying to jump out of their mouths, but in the spirit of noblesse oblige, they gulped down those words forcibly. … Continue reading

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Sleeping with the Family

“You asshole,” she shouted, her face crimson with fury. “Let me explain,” he said in a panicky voice, while trying to calm her down. “There’s nothing to explain, you lout, I should never have trusted you,” she screamed. “But… but…at … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love

Photo courtesy Enisa I was in the middle of a quiet, peaceful swim when I saw them. Two teenagers playing with a ball, cheering, laughing. Suddenly, one of them started shouting at the other, accusing him of cheating. Words are … Continue reading

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The Attack

Photo courtesy Sue Vincent The temple had been the only home my family had known for generations. Having been hunted like animals, my family was the only one to survive from our once noble and powerful House. But we were … Continue reading

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