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Catching up on some reading: part I

The festive season saw me engaging in some pan-continental larking about and over-indulging. While I certainly haven’t been neglecting my reading, I have neglected to write about it – so over the next few weeks I intend to recap a few of the books I’ve enjoyed over the last few months. 641 more words


Along Here Somewhere.

I dropped it.

I didn’t mean too, it just slid off my finger.

Now, I can’t find the bloody thing.

It has to be along here somewhere. 620 more words


Low Down: short stretch

 An extract from a novel in progress.

The skies were grey as rails the day Jacka left the joint. Scarred knuckles wrapped around the same brown paper-bag holding the same meager possessions he’d arrived with.  726 more words

Alex Roe

Low Down: contemporaneous notes

An extract from a novel in progress. 


His registered address is cold. Not one sign of life. Figures being lunchtime and all. The surveyed locale is your average south eastern suburb, flat and uninteresting. 1,012 more words

Alex Roe

The Waiting Game

She rescued the gun from the glove compartment and leaned forward, intent on keeping sharp.

It would’ve been easy to give up waiting for him to leave the warehouse after his all-night poker game in there. 306 more words