100-Word Fiction: ‘Andalusyria’

The largest of the pines is full of sparrows. Soon the birds will rush to the roadside wall flushed with the electric bloom of bougainvillea, then to the tables and chairs of the beach club as restaurant diners return to the pool, the loungers and the canopied beds, to sleep off the lunchtime cava, turning gold in the sun. In the hotel room a TV speaks to itself. The grave voice of John Kerry explains that no one will get hurt. Attacks will be incisive. No one will get hurt. Attacks will do great damage. No one will get hurt…

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Author: mwbewick

MW Bewick is a writer, journalist and musician, based in Wivenhoe and sometimes London. He is one half of Dunlin Press.

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