The Moving Pen | Authors’ Draft Stories

Authors’ Draft Stories

Name Your Poisson

“More salmon, Jake!” The American launched a fat arm across the table to grab the only platter of fish, sending a 1980 …

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Legs in air

Mary hung the last pair of black cotton knickers from the laundry basket, onto the white clothes horse. She stood back and …

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My pride, my joy My castle, sanctuary My home   Dust, dirt, cracks Rust, gaps, leaks   Fingers scrubbed, patched and painted …

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My elbow aches, it’s held my head up too long. Another binge; hours disappear, sucked up by the screen. Something flutters – …

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So I’m desperately trying to get this to 300 words, before I start the drafting and I thought it might help you …

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“Are you fucking kidding?” “Oh darling, you know the deal – you’re a coathanger for their Art.” “It’s a bit of tin.. …

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“Forty Love.  Match point,” John called out after his tennis partner on the other side of the net failed to return his …

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“Have you seen the curve?”  Beth’s father slurs, as she shuffles softly towards the living area. His eyes are riddled with delicate …

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Scared

She’s here! God, I can’t do this. ‘Hi, Jessica, we met…’ Too earnest. ‘Hi Jess, remember me? From …’ I’m the completely …

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When I brought my new dress you smiled cheekily, lasciviously. At my graduation you put your arm around me, And said, “she’s …

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