The Chameleon


After 5 hours standing in the chilly doorway, occasionally being liberally sprinkled by the rain, I was ready to be relieved and go home to a hot bath and a meal. Once I had had to hide at the back of the doorway and shield my face from the stinging, driving rain. I was sure […]

Something hidden (Parts 1 & 2)


I am a hard-headed lawyer, or so my husband describes me. I am a corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions, tax and watertight contracts. I do not involve myself in the messy personal aspects of the law, anti-nuptial contracts and divorce, or worse, criminal law. I like life, neat, tidy, orderly. Our lives together […]

Something Hidden


I am a hardheaded lawyer, or so my husband describes me. I am a corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions, tax and watertight contracts. I do not involve myself in the messy personal aspects of the law, anti-nuptial contracts and divorce, or worse, criminal law. I like life, neat, tidy, orderly. Our lives together […]

Roses are red, Violets are blue


In the early days he sometimes bought her red roses. Sometimes one, from someone selling them table to table when they were out to dinner. Sometimes a bunch. Never so many that she would wonder what he had done wrong and was apologising for. Once he arrived with one beautiful dark red rose, with a […]

Those that survive


“My advice is divide them up into groups of about 10, that way they can help each other and more should come through. Send off groups at about 5 minute intervals and make sure they all understand the reasons for splitting up, those buldarks can never understand that humans do not all follow the same […]

All the world’s a stage – 2


“Well Mr Dodgeson,” said the Captain “I have been wondering when this bunch of young men would break out from the code. They have seemed almost too compliant, and all of you instructors have managed them so well. You handled today very well, my thanks for that. It is interesting that the lead in this […]

All the world’s a stage….


All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms. Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning […]

Two choices


We reached the centre of the maze, somewhat disappointed that it appeared little different from the rest of the maze. Just a small wooden post with a bronze plaque stating “this is the centre, you now have two choices”.  But there was no explanation of what the choices were. Find our way out, stay and […]

Anticipation, part 5


For those who missed the earlier episodes https://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/anticipation-2/ https://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/anticiption-part-2/ https://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/anticipation-part-3/ https://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/anticipation-part-4/ The next morning at breakfast, Sally announced “Mum I don’t believe that man, something just doesn’t add up. I KNOW Ben and he would never do anything dishonourable.” Teddy surprised them both by adding “Unless it was to protect something that needed protecting”. Sally […]