Anonymous Manuscript Extract #12

It was some time since I had seen him? Before he had returned to Fez. Before he left Monsieur Jones. Before I left my Missus. Before the collapse. Before the dole queues. Before the misery of the crowded bars. Transportation Press will soon be announcing our publishing program for 2018-2019. In the meantime, we are … Continue reading Anonymous Manuscript Extract #12

Anonymous Manuscript Extract #9

The sky has lifted at least thirty feet. I sat there, not moving. The shock must have cracked the pavement, my right hand fumbled in the rubble. As I breathed, the silence stilled the explosion of stars whose sparks still cracked in my head.   Transportation Press will soon be announcing our publishing program for … Continue reading Anonymous Manuscript Extract #9

Anonymous Manuscript Extract #7

From that day Lieutenant Mabruki conceived a violent hatred of all senior officers, especially colonels. His moods became fretful, acidic, strained, and for the first time, were marked by displays of sly insubordination and irreverence, of that acute, devastating cynicism which later was famously to coalesce at his own show-trial in the inspired remark: “Your … Continue reading Anonymous Manuscript Extract #7