GUEST POST – MEMORIES FROM THE HEART BY HENRI CARTIER BROADWAY

Image by Christine Renney Memories we hold dear And the memories of a loved one lost We shall share Remembering as a child How she held you close The heartbeat of mother’s love Keeping away your fears The way she kissed your scraped knee The pain disappearing The way she wiped away your tears BringingContinue reading “GUEST POST – MEMORIES FROM THE HEART BY HENRI CARTIER BROADWAY”

SOMETHING TO MEND

Image by Christine Renney It’s in the gutPacingThe postponementAnd when it seesAnd it hearsIt fades It’s not nowThat awful anticipationIt’s full blownAnd not at allRegular It’s in an unexampled actionThe methodical destructionOf handAnd bookcaseBlood smeared splintersAnd skin in the carpet Something to mend andTo clean andTo rebuildLike a lovebiteA bruiseSomething to hide

SALVAGE

Image by Mark Renney Shortly after turning forty, the restlessness my wife had already suffered for some months reached fever pitch. It was strange to see her like this; she was usually so focused and sensible, so articulate, but the inability to think rationally was wholly debilitating and she was beside herself. She was givenContinue reading “SALVAGE”

THE LONG DRIVE

Image by Christine Renney Fuller is waiting for Miranda to emerge from the office block where she works. He is pacing the street, directly opposite, glancing repeatedly up at the windows and across at the glass doors in front. He can’t be sure she is in there, after all she is to be married tomorrow,Continue reading “THE LONG DRIVE”

THE GANGSTER’S SUIT

Image by Christine Renney The Gangster’s Wife had arranged to meet with an old friend in a park, close to the offices where she once worked. She hadn’t been in the city in a while, at least not during the day and on her own, without the Gangster and all that being with him entailed.Continue reading “THE GANGSTER’S SUIT”

THE CHARLATAN

Illustration by Christine Renney Edmund hadn’t been cajoled, he hadn’t been suckered into this. He had agreed to meet with the Charlatan in order to end it, expose him for what he was; a fraud, a conman, a charlatan who was exploiting Edmund’s friends, taking advantage of them and taking their money. At this lateContinue reading “THE CHARLATAN”