X is for Xavier #AtoZChallenge

X is for Xavier Xavier rolled his cigarette and gave a sign to the waitress that he was in dire need of another coffee. He opened his battered canvas bag and produced an almost as battered looking stack of newspapers.  Even though he had promised his mother that he would stop smoking, he couldn't resit … Continue reading X is for Xavier #AtoZChallenge

The Taxi Driver

Before going into retirement Mr. P. took a job as a Parisian taxi driver. He knew when he decided to pursue this profession that when retirement would come, his life would not be a joy ride. But life as a taxi driver is no joy ride either. He told himself that as a taxi driver … Continue reading The Taxi Driver

P is for Penguin – A to Z Challenge April 2015

"Thank you", I heard a fragile voice say. I looked around, I could see no one who could have spoken to me, after all I just got home, but no one else was there yet. "I am here", I heard the voice again, I looked down into my arms, the penguin that I was carrying looked into … Continue reading P is for Penguin – A to Z Challenge April 2015

L is for Leaving – A to Z Challenge April 2015

"Another kiss, just one before you leave me!" she heard Peter shout one last time, but it was too late, she was leaving him behind, it was over. A few hours earlier Nora was crying. She was sitting on Peter's bed, packing her old-fashioned suitcase. Looking up, she saw Peter standing in the door, he was … Continue reading L is for Leaving – A to Z Challenge April 2015

E is for Emerald – A to Z Challenge April 2015

While rearranging the few diamond rings on sale a rundown shop, with leaky ceiling, Leopold was humming a tune from his youth. He smiled at the thought of his big projects he had 43 years ago, back then he wanted to be in a fancy street, selling engagement rings with colourful precious stones. Today almost half a … Continue reading E is for Emerald – A to Z Challenge April 2015