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Short story: <i>Pet</i>



She wears a deadpan expression, maybe sultry, maybe smoky, maybe wistful, maybe bored.

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Short story: <i>Squat</i>



Chemical extraction in a filthy rental, smoke blue walls and shattered cold windows blacked out by sooty towels.

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Short story: <i>Adventure</i>



The ocean heaves lethargically, restless and sad with unbearable tight tears.

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Short story: <i>Trouble</i>



Run. Open the door, slam it shut, run.

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Short story: <i>Hog</i>

The old man. In the corner, all the sure signs of a consumate smoker painted plain as fragile grey skin on his face, sipping a beer and looking hangdog and blank at the same time.

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Short story: <i>Empty Room</i>

Behind the expensive oak paneling, a dazzle of diamonds taut with anticipation lay in wait.

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Short story: <i>Cocktail Hour</i>

The scent of eau de cologne wisps the air, cycling through the vents and ducts and secret places.

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Short story: <i>Mean Girl</i>

She sits opposite me, belligerent, narrow-eyed, slumped over.

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Short story: <i>Torture</i>

His face drops like a bloodhound, sagging through the chin, slack with pain.

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Short story: <i>In The Night</i>

You creep, insidiously, as I sleep, carried like algal bloom on a polluted tired tide.

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Short story: <i>Insomnia</i>

On a knife-edge.

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Short story: <i>Doorman</i>

The concierge, sharply dressed, raps the door, gift in hand.

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Short story: <i>The Rapture</i>

Tough tattoos, spiky jewelery, cracked teeth, stale breath, a raised eyebrow, a broken fist.

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Short story: <i>Beauty</i>

She tucks her hair up under the her tiara, and lets the ladies fuss around her makeup.

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Short story: <i>The Pirate</i>

I'm a roving adventurer; a wanderer on the high seas, a slick and daring silver tongued genius with a taste for exotic women and expensive wine.

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Short story <i>At The Beach</i>

I love going to the beach.

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Short story: <i>In The Garden</i>

A flower wilts in the hot sun.

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Short story: <i>Searching</i>

When the wind blows at night, sweeping the rocks and gently directing the salty spray of the sea, I can't sleep.

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The Best Books Of 2007

Hi everybody, it's the last day of 2007 and I'd just like to thank everybody who's read, commented on, and enjoyed reading illiterarty. The site's been running properly now since April, and we've been doing excellently with getting content online and getting more and more people reading. So I thought that I should do a wrap up blog for the year - the top twenty one reviewed books for 2007.

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Short story: <i>The Night Sky</i>

I feel like a spaceman at altitude; maybe - I've never been one so I don't know.

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