Flowerpot

A psychological fantasy/theological mystery/psychosexual comedy

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A Stillness Of Trees

It might surprise the under-tutored to discover how faithless the faithful could in actual fact be. Oh, some may have been up to the test, ready to...
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Boxes

Geissel lay in his first warm bath in several weeks and counted the blots of dried soap on the walls. Forty-one. Forty-two. And there’s another on...
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Bullion

Katrine grabbed her glass and only when it reached her lips did she realise it was empty. So she got to her feet (all the five feet of her) but was...

Dolores Costello

Dolores Part 1
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Eulogy Mood

Bubbles of rank and direct-from-the-beard beer landed on Stinson’s face when Masterson noticed too the strange couple, and his accompanying outburst...
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Excavatum

‘Ah, astral projection, so that’s what he’s doing,’ said Stinson. ‘Does it work? I don’t know much about it.’ Katrine had a softly doubtful...
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Freshwater Hedonism

‘How many languages do you speak, Grimur?’ ‘Three of them very well. Faroese, English, Danish. But I speak also a little fish -Swedish, fish -...
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Grimur Passer

Dolores Costello was greeted in the port of Torshavn by four pilot whales that had been lined up along the gangway, butchered, whilst over them a...
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Katrine and Walter

Her phrasing reminded him of home, but there were inflections in the accent that indicated she was not Irish. And why would she be? She had perfected...
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Mouthings

The thick waft of Halda’s mutton stew soon took hold of Littlewood’s olfactory receptors and to show his ecstasy he performed a huge suck-and-vent...
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Permutations

‘And what did the whispers say?’ asked Katrine. ‘I can’t be sure,’ answered Walter. ‘At first, I thought it was the ice talking to itself in its own...
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Removal

Dagny had everyone out of the pub by eleven. She nearly had to take a broom to one of the big drunks at the bar who declined to move on account of...
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Sideshow

Part 13
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Wrigglers

Grimur Passer had come to rescue the Littlewoods on now more than one occasion. How could one possibly pay off such a debt? Might the Littlewoods...
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Degrees of Blasphemy

Walter took charge of wheeling the trolley and Katrine and Stinson walked on either side of it with one hand each on the coffin to hold it steady...
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I Will Stay With You As I Live And Breathe

‘To my dear family, If I am still alive and you find yourself reading this letter, then you must stop reading this instant. I don’t care if you have...
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Kognat

It was mostly a faultless translation. Katrine had taken great care to deliver her mother’s words in an eloquent arrangement of English; as a result...
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Deference and Deceit

Geissel was the only one eating. There was a plate before him smothered with meat and bread and a big pot of tea he was regularly going back to for...
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Contra Mundum

‘I’m interested in what you said about the ice, sir,’ said Geissel. ‘I believe you were applying metaphor?’ ‘You can call me Dr. Juhl. Or just Walter...
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Supplies

Geissel and Walter hung around all day in the hotel talking. From the restaurant, they moved to the lobby (where topics included Kant, Jung, and the...