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By Brinsley

16 JULY 2007 is better...

Short Story | Updated Aug 13, 2007 | Reads: 194 | Comments: 4 | Likes: 1
Tags: dog, attack, pensioner, poodle, pain, wheelchair, brinsley

 A NIGHT IN PARIS. by Terry Collett


By Terry Collett


Short Story | Updated Aug 9, 2007 | Reads: 118 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: paris, two, couples, secrest, lovelessness

Ivy Grew Over The Street Sign

By Josephine Ann

It's like coming back to your old house years after you've moved and seeing the damage, realizing that it was so much smaller and more run-down than you remember.

Short Story | Updated Aug 6, 2007 | Reads: 108 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0



By Terry Collett

A woman's nightout with memories.

Short Story | Updated Aug 4, 2007 | Reads: 105 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 0
Tags: woman, jazz, nightclub

The You That Was Me

By Nova Chan

My dream. make of it what you will.

Short Story | Updated Aug 1, 2007 | Reads: 232 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 0
Tags: dream, surreal, zombie, death, bird, grave, dirt

THE CONFESSIONAL. by Terry Collett


By Terry Collett

Veronica enters the church, looks around, goes down the aisle to the pews next to the confessional; sits behind an old couple who sit at each end of a pew sitting gazing at the tabernacle in an odd silence. She sniffs the air; incense, stale, left over for mass, and human bodies, dampness from ol...

Short Story | Updated Jul 30, 2007 | Reads: 125 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: confession, woman, priest, sins

GIRLS' NIGHT IN. by Terry Collett


By Terry Collett

The Truant girls and their night in.

Short Story | Updated Jul 20, 2007 | Reads: 136 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 0
Tags: girls, tipperary, love, gin

JACOB'S LADDER. by Terry Collett


By Terry Collett

The final sight of a dying father.

Short Story | Updated Jul 18, 2007 | Reads: 97 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: dying, father, daughter, 1936.

COMPLINE 1977, by Terry Collett


By Terry Collett

Converte nos, Sister Teresa whispered, leaning forward in the darkness of the church; convert us, she repeated, sensing the infirmarian nun beside her, hearing the breath and muttered prayers.

Short Story | Updated Jul 16, 2007 | Reads: 98 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: nuns, convent, memories, 1977.

ELIZABETH'S DULL DAY. by Terry Collett


By Terry Collett

A girl is pregnant but faces an unknown future.

Short Story | Updated Jul 15, 2007 | Reads: 150 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: girl, pregnancy, darkness

Vespers 1967. by Terry Collett

Vespers 1967.

By Terry Collett

Sister Teresa felt the cold evening wind through the cloisters. Shadowy figures sounded near by; the sense of waiting; the held breath; the stillness before the office of Vespers. She refused the wheelchair; wanted to walk along the cloisters to the church. A novice sister held her arm to guide h...

Short Story | Updated Jul 12, 2007 | Reads: 119 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: nuns, convent, memories, 1967

NONE 1957. by Terry Collett

NONE 1957.

By Terry Collett

Afternoon sun touched the cloister garth. The office of None had just completed. Sister Teresa walked slowly down the cloister from the church, letting her failing eyesight search for the opening to the garth.

Short Story | Updated Jul 11, 2007 | Reads: 88 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: nuns, 1957, convent, memories

SEXT 1947 by Terry Collett

SEXT 1947

By Terry Collett

Il dio è il miei testimone e guida, Sister Maria, the refectorian, had said, Sister Teresa remembered walking passed the refectory, touching the wall with her fingers. God is my witness and guide, she translated, feeling the rough brick beneath her fingers. She stood; turned to look at the clo...

Short Story | Updated Jul 10, 2007 | Reads: 92 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: nuns, memories, 1947

TIERCE 1937. by Terry Collett

TIERCE 1937.

By Terry Collett

Blessed art thou amongst women. Sister Teresa closed the book. Brushed hand across book cover dispersing dust and thoughts. And blessed is the fruit…She lowered her hands to her stomach and tapped three times.

Short Story | Updated Jul 8, 2007 | Reads: 106 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: nuns, convent, 1937

PRIME 1927. by Terry Collett

PRIME 1927.

By Terry Collett

Sister Teresa put down the pen. Eyes searched page. White and black. Scribbled words. Meaning there some where amongst the lines, she mused. Bell rang from bell tower. Echoed around cell. Closed her eyes.

Short Story | Updated Jul 6, 2007 | Reads: 98 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: nuns, 1927, memories

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