Idylls of the
by Dini Armstrong
hit her again, the impact of his right fist shattered the permanent mandibular
first and second premolars on the left side of her jaw.
hand was visibly swollen, suggesting a fracture in his fifth metacarpal. An
inexperienced fighter. Savvy pugilists present with a break in the second
metacarpal. Suppressing the urge to offer him some ice for the swelling, she
silently recited Tennyson. Idylls of the
King. At one point she had to start again because she got muddled between
the “Coming of Arthur” and the “Passing of Arthur.” The terracotta tiles were
cold. Her mum had been right, linoleum would have been warmer.
guy was so
he washed her blood off his cock in the kitchen sink. Right there, splattering
over the mug that read Queen of Fucking
Everything in faded colors, from overuse. She couldn’t help feeling
embarrassed about the dirty dishes in the sink. She was going to take care of
that before bedtime.
total, He was there for 19 minutes. She knew,
because when He arrived at the door,
with his fake Amazon parcel, the BBC Weekend news started at 17:15 and Captain
Francesco Schettino steered the 60,000-ton Costa Concordia cruise ship off
course, turning it into the largest shipwreck in history. When Kirsty McCabe
told her to expect localized upland snow in various parts of Scotland, the door
closed behind him.
Armstrong, now Scottish, has worked in journalism and psychology. She is
currently completing an MA in Creative Writing and has published short stories
and flash fiction. Her pithy style got her into trouble from age six, when,
after writing a particularly seditious piece about a vengeful cat with
explosives, she had to promise never to write again. She lied.
Darren Blanch, Aussie creator of visions which tell you a
tale long after first glimpses have teased your peepers. With early influence
from America's Norman Rockwell to show life as life, Blanch has branched out mere
art form to impact multi-dimensions of color and connotation. People as people,
emotions speaking their greater glory. Visual illusions expanding the ways and
means of any story.
arts mastery provides what Darren wishes a reader or viewer to take away in how
their own minds are moved. His evocative stylistics are an ongoing process
which sync intrinsically to the expression of the nearby written or implied
word he has been called upon to render.
View the vivid energy of IVSMA
(Darren Blanch) works at: www.facebook.com/ivsma3Dart, YELLOW MAMA, Sympatico Studio
DeviantArt - www.deviantart.com/ivsma and launching in
2019, as Art Director for suspense author /
intrigue promoter Kate Pilarcik's line of books and publishing promotion - SeaHaven