Primary tabs

I have 88 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 27791 times and 65 of my stories have been cherry picked.

rask_balavoine's picture
Rask Balavoine

From Belfast, the Irish one. Not much more to say.

My collections

My stories

Rome the first time.

It was through eyes heavy with fever that I first saw Rome. It was winter, a particularly hard winter, and the overnight train down from Geneva had...

Salvo had a pretty sister.

Naples, 1978 or thereabouts. On the pavement outside a café two men were drinking coffee at a rickety table; I was one of them. The train that...

Living in a song perhaps.

I saw a man today who looked like a character torn from of a Leonard Cohen song. The way he smoked his cigarette made smoking look like hard work,...

Old Vienna

It was an old café with polished tables and high-back, leather chairs. It was an old part of Vienna. The customers were old too, not necessarily in...

A night like tonight

Can there be anything more decadent and innocent than the cruel grace of a night sky wiped clean of clouds and vanity and held tight in frost? Such a...