Tagged Gore

The Air Raid

The building shook harder than before. This was the fourth night in a week that Germany’s bombs had been dropped on Leeds. Jenny was terrified, she couldn’t show it. As always she had her children to think of. The first explosion seemed to be a few streets away but the second was much closer. The whole house shook and plaster fell from the wall. She expected there little terraced house to collapse at any minute. Jenny was huddled in the hastily built shelter in the cellar of their small home with her three children held close to her. Some of the…

‘I Think I’ve Just Seen Bob’

“The strangest thing happened on my way here, I thought I saw Bob,” said Pat “You can’t have he’s dead, we all went to his funeral,” said Harry. The three men were best friends, worked together and at weekends were drinking buddies. Until recently Bob Dixon had been part of their little group. Each Friday after work they had a night out, pubs, bands and a curry. “I know but that’s the fourth time I’ve seen him this month. Only from the back, I could have sworn it was him,” said Pat “It was a car crash wasn’t it,” said…

Tuesday Night

I’d been following the lumbering white Mercedes for a few miles heading into the city. Late evening on a Tuesday night and the roads were quiet. I suppose mainly people like myself going to or coming from work. The only thing I had noticed different about it was its speed. It was slow, the driver seemed uncertain of the way. The other thing, it was from the French Department 2A. I decided to overtake, it overtook me straight back. There was a young man driving. His car was left hand drive, mine right. We were just a few feet away from each other. He was in his early…

‘How Much?’

‘How much?’ The cosmetic surgeon sat impassively at his desk. He knew the old man sitting in front of him would pay, they always did. He was fabulously wealthy, anyhow if they came this far they always paid. It was a small price for a procedure so revolutionary that few even knew it existed. Just a few miles away in the heart of the city a young man was being roughly bundled into a van. His whole life lay ahead of him though it would soon be changed forever. The pair met briefly in the cold, sterile operating theatre with introductions conducted by one of the…

Eduardo’s Story

‘Wonderful view eh,’ said the old man who had appeared behind me. He must have walked up quietly as I stood enchanted by the view of the old port far below the citadel walls. This window in the ancient castle ramparts was clearly a popular place for tourists taking photos. “It is yes, quite breath-taking,” here we go no doubt, he’ll want money. To guide me round, be my friend and I only want to take a photo. “Are you English or German?” he asked. This always the happens when I am abroad, being mistaken for a German. It’s not surprising I…

Your Heart Is Mine

The hands were the first thing I saw, other worldly, surely not the hands of man. Dark, long, bony fingers but immensely strong. I sat alone in the quiet of the night, I had been expecting his visit for all these long years. The last time we met he made me a promise he would be back, he had my soul but now he would take my heart. Long scaly fingers gripping the door as it slowly opened, terror quickly filled me as I realised that selling my soul ten years ago had been real. Surely this was not the man I met…

Superfast Broadband

“Hello Mrs Dudley this is Triple Tekkno superfast broadband”, the voice on the phone said, “Sorry not today,” Margaret Dudley was terrible at this. She had friends who just hung up or left the phone in drawers when people rang selling things but she just couldn’t, it seemed so rude. In less than ten minutes the Triple Tekkno saleswoman had convinced Margaret that there was indeed much to gain from finding out more about the product. Just one week later Margaret and her husband George were patiently waiting for the sales and installation team to arrive. George was still mad that he hadn’t…

Always Wash The Dishes

No one warned them about the ants. Spain was safe, no wars, nice climate, a good health system. What could go wrong? They knew not to drink the water but no one said anything about bloody ants? Club San Juan and Apartments was perched on a cliff by a beautiful sandy beach and packed with tourists from all over Europe enjoying the sun. Bob and Carol had been looking forward to their trip for months. They had such a good time the first night that they went to bed without even washing their dinner plates. Mussels, fries and a few glasses…