Sky High 33: There’s Always Next Time

Samantha lost hold of Michael’s left arm and he used it to push back at Rob while Samantha tried to grab it again. Gary slipped out of his row of seats and went to stand next to Marcello. There were now two Vitruvian men at the mouth of the tunnel. Continue reading Sky High 33: There’s Always Next Time

Two Eyes or a Bestseller

My right eye has been bothering me recently. I think I’m seeing flashes of light at the edges of my peripheral vision and it’s making me nervous, after two years ago an ophthalmologist warned me to watch for the flashes as they could be an early signal of impending doom, also called retinal detachment. No, this is not fiction, sorry. Continue reading Two Eyes or a Bestseller

A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 11-17

We have made it to the middle of January and although part of me is ready for December 2021, the rest is looking forward to spring and summer, and whatever time may bring in the next months. I have no doubt it will be interesting. I mean, 2020 set the bar quite high but I have faith in 2021. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 11-17

Sky High 32: Winning Time

The line of passengers was thinning, the crowd turned into a trickle of people and then there were none left. Rob sat on the nearest seat and rubbed his forehead. Marcello, the Anglican priest, peered into the tunnel. Continue reading Sky High 32: Winning Time

A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 4-10

Now that it seems 2021 has indeed told 2020 to hold its beer, at least in some parts of the world, most of the optimism we sent the old year with must have fizzled out. This is sad, really. Resist it. That’s what I’m doing, with mixed success. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 4-10

Sky High 31: Everyone Goes Somewhere

A while later the knock on the door came again, more urgent. Michael opened it. Continue reading Sky High 31: Everyone Goes Somewhere

Writers, Give Me Your Recipes

In a book by one of my favourite crime writers, a secondary character tells the main character — a crime writer — that some of her fans are unhappy with her. Why, the writer asks, is the plots or the characterisation? No, it’s because you mention food a lot in your books but never give the recipes, the secondary character says. Continue reading Writers, Give Me Your Recipes

A Profound Look Back at the Week of Nothingness

Ah, the Nowhere/Nowhen of the last days of one year and the first days of another! It’s like a carnival in the sense of excess in everything you can overindulge in. Me, I focused on sleep and food. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week of Nothingness

Sky High 30: Crowd Control

“Hello,” Michael said loudly. Those nearest to the Flight 311 crew zeroed in on the uniform and advanced on him, raining questions and observations. Continue reading Sky High 30: Crowd Control

2020: The Year in Snapshots

It’s recap time and it is one of the many things about the end of the year that I love. So here it goes, in snapshots. Continue reading 2020: The Year in Snapshots