Author Archives: patrickprinsloo

Safe as houses

Today I’m wearing my alt-right face. For obvious reasons. It was a few months ago that I thought it was going to be a close call and that my usual caring, leftie visage could put me in danger if the … Continue reading

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Windfall

By the time we get out of bed at just before midday, the morning wind and rain has eased. “More apples in the yard,” I say. She just nods, too busy looking for the gin bottle; she needs help with … Continue reading

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Starlene

You’d think that being abducted by aliens would involve a trip in a spaceship and being strapped onto an operating table to be x-rayed and probed by some tiny green two-headed creatures who are looking to colonise earth and strip … Continue reading

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Oh my my

He hadn’t experienced so much positive media exposure since appearing as a key prosecution witness in the Cock Robin murder case. And that was some while ago. To be honest, despite what he put out on Flitter and the stuff … Continue reading

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Downs and ups of lockdown

“Nah, we’re fine, making do. We go for walks, do a bit of Facetime, spend time on the phone, keep in touch with kith and kin, read a book or two. Watching a lot more telly, Netflix and the like; … Continue reading

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Can it be that time already?

The gentle beeps from the monitor surprised her. As did the almost imperceptible vibrations in the tube leading into her digestive system. Using the controls built into the armrest of her pod she raised herself to a seated position, looked … Continue reading

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They came from outer space

They weren’t what we had expected, we nor anybody else and that includes the Ruskies, the Chinese, and all those weirdo anti-vax conspiracy theory weirdos that seem to have overtaken the social media cosmos. After all, the deep space communications … Continue reading

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You Gotta Have Faith

He checked the street sign, glanced down at his map, checked the street sign again. He crossed the road, entered the park. Using his compass he measured out fifty paces in a northerly direction. A gaggle of school kids waved … Continue reading

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June 2020

It’s been a strange old month. One of the strangest I’ve seen, and I’ve been here since the mid-thirties; nineteenth century, that is. It started off as May ended – quiet, the square mostly deserted, people keeping clear of each … Continue reading

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The Routine

As it gets dark, he inspects the heavily lined curtains both downstairs and upstairs, pulls them closed, checks and rechecks. The external window blinds are permanently down helping to seal out the outside. No outside must leak in, no inside … Continue reading

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