All in Short story

My hand clasps the end of the table as if the stiff plastic would keep me safe. The laughter dies off but gets replaced with banter from other sections of the party. Red Jacket finishes the turn before getting up to grab his second beer from the kitchen.

Hollow Games

“Can you please stop chewing so loudly.”

I shoot a contemptuous glance at Adrian, begging the fresh coffee he sips to scald his vocal chords useless. I throw him a crooked smirk and take my next bite with exaggerated caution, as if his words had put me on mute…

June 17th 1978

Sometimes Irene Carvalho wondered if she was brought into this world only to see herself fade.

While everyone around her went about their normal lives as mundane shapes and colours, she remained still, and somehow untouched by the moving of time...

A Cidade Da Luz

“I don’t understand what she has against some culture. I mean the lady drags us half way across the world and expects us to sit in our hotel room or go to shopping malls. I get that she’s about to  divorce Richard and wants to blow all his money before the shit hits the fan, but I feel like…We should even try to absorb some of this culture or like even pretend like there’s a shred of authenticity about us.”