Book (short story) review: Laura’s Locket by Tima Maria Lacoba

Laura's Locket: A Dantonville Chronicle by Tima Maria Lacoba My rating: 5 of 5 stars Do you remember your first love, or your first holiday romance? That inspiring, amazing experience all those years ago when all you could think about was the sexy, mysterious guy who fleetingly crossed your path? Holidays can be the paradise … Continue reading Book (short story) review: Laura’s Locket by Tima Maria Lacoba

Book number three in the making

For those of you who read the opening chapters of The Gateway many months ago, you'll be interested to hear that they've changed a great deal since Emmeline's story first emerged in my head. I can't share any of it with you currently, as I have sent it for consideration to a publisher and am … Continue reading Book number three in the making

When the Blind Man spoke – 1, diseased-cataract eyes.


“You do not speak to it…”
– Father Lucas Trevant

The Rite, Mikael Håfström

“How long have you been blind?…” The journalist asked, staring cautiously at the blind man. Especially his eyes. His cigarette smouldered with faint curving clouds of smoke.

“Blind?” Confusion fell over the blind man.

“… the cloudy white… the, over your eyes… that, cataract!” The journalist continued.
“Anyway, I’ve not heard, anything go bump in the night… so far.”
“You,.. How long did you hear the sounds, being emitted inside your home? The voices, or voice?”

“3 days back…” The blind replied.
“So, where are they?”

The blind man didn’t respond. He continued to stare at the fluorescent bulb, as it seemed.

His head raised towards the bulb, his chin edging forward, his nape leaned back. His diseased-cataract eyes, bulged and wide. Like there was no iris, pupils. The whole of it was clouded. Despite…

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