“Daddy, why do your eyes turn red at night?”
Gennie Taylor’ had curly blonde hair and wore Aviator sunglasses so often that the combination of hair and glasses had earned her the nickname Medusa. It stemmed not from her hair looking like snakes, nor her ability to turn people to stone - but that when she wore those Aviators, her expressions were so often … Continue reading Medusa
The smell of cooking meat wafted across the garden, over the neighbour’s fences and into their homes. ‘You just can’t beat a good steak,’ Neil declared as he speared a hunk of meat, that was sizzling on the bbq and transferred it to a plate. Something caught Neil’s eye and he looked up from the … Continue reading BBQ Weather
Monoamine Oxidase A (low activity genotype variation) and Cadherin 13 are known as the warrior genes. You may have heard of them, but didn’t know their names, well – there they are – MAOA-L and CDH13. For years scientists have been trying to find the causation of these two genes and violent behaviour; as the … Continue reading In the Genes
Part One can be found here.... https://minimalprose.com/2020/07/30/shades-of-red-pt-1/ The pavement was littered with water, so he trod lightly and avoided puddles like they were cursed. A bus flew by, kicking up water residue and splattering his trousers. Gerald stood, his hands spread wide and looked in horror at the brown splotches covering his legs. Someone … Continue reading Shades of Red – Pt 2.
Johnny’s high-pitched wail rang out in the confined space of the car. Maria turned round and reached over to the back seat, picked up the dummy and popped it back into Tommy’s mouth, who immediately stopped crying. ‘Remind me again why that man is coming with us?’ Richard asked as he flicked on the indicator … Continue reading Two’s Company…