The Faux Landlords: The Cafe

It's a clear autumn day, the kind where you can sit in a cafe comfortably for several hours and while away the time.  There's a new cafe that's opened up in my neighbourhood, several weeks after construction and renovations began. This wouldn't be unusual, but what is unusual is the incrementally slow progress of the… Continue reading The Faux Landlords: The Cafe

To Appease the Faux Landlords

part 1 of this series is here and part 2 is here. I enter the antique store to escape the stormy day. It isn't like any store I've been in before, and I'm no stranger to antiques - I once had to furnish a house on little money after all. From behind a curtain, there appears an elderly… Continue reading To Appease the Faux Landlords

Trilogy: Part 2

Part 2 of 3 Her heart isn’t in it. He can tell from how often she checks her phone, deals with some imagined call or text that just needs to be checked. It’s times like this that he resents her and as he watches her type he grinds his teeth. They’re supposed to be collecting… Continue reading Trilogy: Part 2

A Tale in Three Parts

Part 1 of 3."One day we could go camping. Make a weekend of it."She looks blankly back at him, not quite confused but leaning towards puzzled. "You know, tents. Campfires. Sleeping bags. Or have you never been camping before, city girl?" He reaches over and tugs a stray piece of her hair, surreptitiously taking in her… Continue reading A Tale in Three Parts