GHOST LETTER 45

Image by Christine Renney I have been walking this route for weeks now, making my way around again and again. I am not ready to stop, not quite yet, but I have managed to slow down and I am able to loiter and linger and meander, wandering from the road and exploring my surroundings, venturingContinue reading “GHOST LETTER 45”

HOAX

Image by Christine Renney Harris picked up the envelope along with others that lay on the doormat. He sifted through and on seeing it was instantly intrigued. It obviously wasn’t junk mail or a credit card statement. He opened it first, pulled the single sheet from inside and, unfolding it, he thought, ‘Oh, it’s oneContinue reading “HOAX”

THE SIGNS

Image by Christine Renney The road signs were still standing and at first this had intrigued Davis. It didn’t make sense to him when everything else had been demolished and flattened, reduced to strewn rubble. The foundations of buildings remained but these were merely platforms of pitted concrete and rotting timbers, of faded linoleum andContinue reading “THE SIGNS”

GHOST LETTER 32

Image by Christine Renney I know this place. I have been here before. Is it possible I have been heading for this particular city all along? That the idea of the road as endless was merely a conceit and no matter how often I have stopped and turned myself around, that the walking in circlesContinue reading “GHOST LETTER 32”

DREAM OF A RIVER

Image by Christine Renney The flame in his chest Uncertain but unceasing Burning and beating A retreat A winding track The long way back Not breaking the surface The splash of his feet Sleepwalking along a water filled street Eyes wide to see all he has missed But waking not reaching the bridge

THE LAST TOURISTS

Image by Christine Renney Despite the continual warnings, all the official advice, they continued to travel. Despite the very real threat of a bomb or poisonous gas or a man in the middle of the night coming into your room and holding a hand over your mouth whilst plunging a knife into your side. DespiteContinue reading “THE LAST TOURISTS”