100-Word Fiction: ‘Please Help Us’

From the sand. From the swiping of palms on commuter runs. From the tossed-off free-sheets. From the grinding trucks on dirt tracks. From the furnace hulls and eyes and mouths of salt. From the white hunchbacked desks. From the discounted cocktails and vapid pavements. From the tortuous late-night news-talk. From the canvas cells with tornContinue reading “100-Word Fiction: ‘Please Help Us’”

100-Word Fiction: ‘The Off-Stage Terror’

The off-stage scream terrorises. We are caught off-guard. On-stage actions cease. Whose scream is it? Why has it occurred? What will the consequences be? What awful truth awaits us? What does it mean? It means things occur elsewhere. It means we have been diverted. It means we have been looking in the wrong place. ItContinue reading “100-Word Fiction: ‘The Off-Stage Terror’”

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’”