Posts byTerry Lacey

An Elegant Distraction

Jack wasn’t sure what it was that attracted him to the young woman, there was something about the way she seemed to move so easily among the other passengers. He had boarded the Cruise Ship just in time to catch a late lunch and was now beginning to explore the ship’s facilities. She first caught
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Rising from the ashes

The pain in his ankle was easing but it still troubled Tony as he tried to put as much distance as he could, between himself and the car wreck. He knew Pippa was pretty much unhurt as she lay in the back of the car and although he hesitated for just a moment, he knew
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….into The Fire

As the grey light of dawn filtered through the trees, he was able to make out the reason for his inability to move his foot. The impact with the tree has allowed the fire extinguisher which had been under the driver’s seat to move forward, pinning his foot against the brake pedal. However much he
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Out of the Frying Pan

The sound of the sirens was growing louder. Please let them arrive soon he thought. He was trapped in the front seat of his car and only the occasional glimmer of moonlight enabled him to see his surroundings His head was still spinning from the events that led to his current predicament and his brief
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The Well

They heard it again. A distant but clear sound that seemed to be coming from the well. The pair had been exploring the ruined village of Arenque, high in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It was a recommended diversion in a; “things to do” book, on their walk along “The Way”. The once prosperous collection
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ordinary lives

The light faded quickly in the city as the sun began to set behind high rise landscape. The young woman sat alone on the balcony enjoying the warm air and the changing colours of the buildings. Not quite the beautiful changes that happen to the trees in the autumn, but there was something magical about
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Pet Hates

Lizzy had been in the same house for many years and she liked living there. It was quiet and secluded and yet she always felt safe and comfortable with her neighbours. Although many of them had pets, the cats didn’t stray in her garden and the dogs were generally well behaved. Today however, Bobby, the
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Soft Sand

The sun was hot. No real surprise but then, there couldn’t be any surprises left on this journey. The beach bar was in sight, at last. He had shaken off the two shadows who followed him from the hotel. Avoided the maniac on the motorcycle who chased him down the alley and then smashed head
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The Lucky One

The boys slowed as they walked towards the Theme Park entry gates. Daniel and Tom had been friends since..: forever. Although they had grown up together and were now at school together, they were from very different backgrounds. Daniel was the only son of a hi-flying professional couple, with a big house, more cars than
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One Lump Or Two

The sunlight was finally beginning to warm them. John and Sarah had been walking for most of the morning through the dense undergrowth of the natural forest. The tree canopy had protected them from most of the heavy drizzle which had persisted since the previous night, but it also blocked out the sun. As the
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