Stephen Samuel

Oct
03
#211: Flames

#211: Flames

Josh warmed his hands by the fire. The smoke was keeping the mosquitos at bay as the sun fell behind
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Oct
02
Duende52: Darwin was wrong

Duende52: Darwin was wrong

Charles Darwin, way back in 1835, was on Chatham Island, part of the Galápagos archipelago. "As I was walking along
2 min read
Sep
30

#210: Swathes

The hangover has purged all memories of the night before. Pinpricks of light emerge here and there, a bathtub, a
1 min read
Sep
29
#209: Distill

#209: Distill

Josh fell into bed with his skin still raw from the shower. Skye moved closer to him without waking up.
1 min read
Sep
28
#208: Fleck

#208: Fleck

Skye reaches for Josh’s hand. She absent-mindedly digs her fingernails across his paint-flecked skin. He doesn’t resist, as
1 min read
Sep
27
#207: Streets

#207: Streets

Joshua picks up the charcoal. The earthiness of the stick sends a tingle up his arm and he feels the
1 min read
Sep
26
#206: Scared

#206: Scared

Doug stands a few metres from the window, just far enough that if Josh looked up, all he’d see
1 min read
Sep
25
Duende51: The Tony Montana Principle

Duende51: The Tony Montana Principle

Before we start, we need to agree on something. We are going to ignore to overt misogyny of Tony Montana
3 min read
Sep
23
#205: The Storm

#205: The Storm

He would later try to recall what he noticed first. It was certainly the brightness of the lights as the
1 min read
Sep
22
#204: Life

#204: Life

In the fire's glow, he could see Tracey hold sway. She was beautiful in any light. Her singlet curved her
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