100-Word Fiction: ‘Here It Comes’

Here it comes: the football back on telly, the root around the wardrobe for a jacket, the predictions for the bank holiday weekend weather, the TV trailers for autumn’s best viewing. It feels like a final sign-off. You will hear no more from us until Christmas. What you haven’t got done won’t get done. AndContinue reading “100-Word Fiction: ‘Here It Comes’”

100-Word Fiction: ‘And If I Do Not Speak’

I can’t get into it, said Alex, shaking his head, turning his palms upward. The conversation is one that is built around a vocabulary linked inextricably to a standardised and, yes, populist argument put forward by the ruling classes. It doesn’t matter which side you take in the argument, the fact that you’re using theirContinue reading “100-Word Fiction: ‘And If I Do Not Speak’”

100-Word Fiction: ‘If At Times There Is Not Enough Time’

Please please just stop it with this talk of tunnels and fences and walls and rubble and rockets and us and them and who is stronger and who said what first and what might happen only if and all about the media and bias and how you keep interrupting and making accusations and that everyoneContinue reading “100-Word Fiction: ‘If At Times There Is Not Enough Time’”

100-Word Fiction: ‘The Missiles Over Gaza’

Soviet-era artillery rockets Heavy mortars Grad rockets Qassam rockets Longer-range Fajr-5s Khaibar-1s from Syria Israeli B-300 shoulder-launched rockets Matador shoulder-launched rockets from Singapore Mk 47 Strikers from the United States Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel M-47 Dragon anti-tank missiles from the United States M270 Multiple rocket launchers from the United States FIM-92 Stinger shoulder-launched surface-to-airContinue reading “100-Word Fiction: ‘The Missiles Over Gaza’”

100-Word Fiction: ‘But If It Is What We Believe’

You must believe that what we did was not wrong. You must believe that we did not what was wrong. What you must believe… that we did… was not wrong. Must you believe that what we did was not wrong? You must not believe that what we did was wrong. What was wrong that weContinue reading “100-Word Fiction: ‘But If It Is What We Believe’”