All Posts by Scott Mullins

The Major – Day 32

The Major was in his office. There was nothing special about it. In fact, there were thousands like it all over the country. Plain and anonymous. Whitewashed walls, cheap generic furniture. A desk, one chair behind, four facing it set out in a semi-circle. The Major was seated behind his desk, reading over the reports […]

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The Right Way – Day 31

He hadn’t come home yet. The lights were on in the house, so someone was in. His wife and children, she guessed. It was a two-story house. Bay windows on the ground floor. A manicured lawn and garden, with a white picket fence, everything that she had once wanted. She had been waiting for over […]

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The Charge – Day 30

Wrider’s breathing was fast and heavy. He rushed up the stairs towards the second floor. He lived for moments like these. In a way he was addicted to them, addicted to the rush of danger. He reached the first floor and pushed on. Up the stairs past the second floor. He stopped short of the […]

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Athos (Part 3) – Day 28

  It was a good ten minutes before Riggs’ legs gave way. Much longer than Athos has expected. He let him strain against it for a while.    Athos strolled back, sat down crossed legged beside him. Riggs’ face was bloated and red. Being strangled was a hell of a way to go. Slow. Full of […]

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Athos (Part 2) – Day 27

Athos pushed the button on his keys that released the lock of the trunk. There was a faint click as the latch released and the trunk popped open, followed closely behind was Riggs. He threw himself out on to the gravel swinging aimlessly, hoping to make contact with some part of Athos to gain the advantage […]

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The Camp – Day 26

The captain looked out over the camp. There were dozens of fires dotted around and makeshift shelters had been erected by them. Not bad, he thought to himself, for what he had to work with. After he’d had the two men flogged he had given orders that a camp be set up, and all the […]

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Athos (Part 1) – Day 24

“I wonder what went through the minds of early sailors, out there on the edge of civilisation, on the edge of survival. Everyday wondering if they would find land or simply fall of the edge of the earth. I know that they must have been scared. Everyone is scared at some point in their lives. […]

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Escape – Day 22

As she burst out of the tunnel she looked over her shoulder at the shattered remains of the farmhouse. A giant crater now replaced it. Splintered timber lay everywhere. Smoldering. The others followed close behind her. Some took the time to look back. Others rush past of into the woods. To try and move onto some kind […]

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Lust – Day 21

I wondered what it would be like to kiss her. That’s how every great love affair started. Wasn’t it? With a soft fire and fury. I could already see my hands running up her thighs. Gently skimming past the hairs on her legs. Her hips thrust up towards me as I kissed down her neck. […]

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The Notepad – Day 20

The waiting was always hardest. She knew it and could see that Nick was struggling. The anxiety was clear. He was still learning to cope outside his family. “It’ll be alright you know?” He nodded and continued staring at the menu on the wall behind the counter. Sometimes the simple act of buying a coffee […]

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Fatal Shore – Day 18

The first thing Haghen remembered was the sound of the bell. It came from above deck. Someone was frantically ringing it. That’s what woke him. He had been asleep in his hammock, like the rest of the crew who weren’t on duty. A voice shouted down the stairs. “Reef! Come on you bastards. Move, move, […]

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Markus – Day 17

Franz woke, screaming. Covered in sweat. The sun radiated through the windows. He thought he could still hear the sound of the shot echoing through the air. He soon realised where he was and reached for the whiskey. Shaken by his dream his hand trembled as he poured a large shot and drank it down, […]

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Guilty Pleasures – Day 16

They were right there. Why shouldn’t she have just one? It’s not like she did it all the time. She stared out at the people on the street.  She loved the guilty pleasure of it all. Now, what was so wrong with that? After all, life was all about the guilty pleasures. The little secrets, God […]

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Decisions – Day 13

I’ve never been completely comfortable with my choices. Every decision I made never felt right. There was always something that made it wrong. Everyone creates something terrible sometimes. Makes a decision they regret. I’d made more than most. But the some of my mistakes outweighed the good decisions. Whether I meant to or not, the […]

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Preparation – Day 10

Gates preferred the traditional brown butcher’s paper. Thick. A thin wax coating stopped the blood from seeping through. He’d covered the whole room with it. Preparation was key. It’s why they came to him. Everything was always done right. Nothing was left to chance. The room wasn’t big. A small office of some sort, hidden away […]

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Drifting – Day 9

He’d never been one for conversation. He found the company of others difficult. Not quite sure if they were making fun of him or simply being sarcastic. Sometimes he would pretend to listen. Then forget what they were talking about and wondered why he’d even bothered to come. “…it’s just so strange.” He turned back […]

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The Tunnel – Day 8

The farmhouse sat in the centre of the fields. They’d once grown corn here. Unbroken to the horizon. The tunnels main entrance was through the basement. It stretched the whole length of the property. Where the fields gave way to the woods that were trying to claim the land back as their own. In random […]

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Reappearance – Day 6

He wouldn’t notice someone like her. Just another worker on her way home. More importantly he wouldn’t be expecting her. He thought she was dead, and that was what she was counting on. Complete surprise. She weaved her way between the flow of the crowd, making sure to keep the man in sight. She didn’t […]

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Heat – Day 5

All he wanted was a good nights sleep. The heat was unbearable. He lay topless on his bead, sweat soaking into sheets. A pedestal fan hummed in the corner. It only served to push the hot air around the room. The cool change was meant to have come through weeks ago. Without it, they wouldn’t […]

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The Three – Day 4

There was never enough time. The three of them were always together. They would fight over small things. From the outside, they seemed to love one another. Mrs Bennet drank too much. Oscar was always sleeping. Indie was the one with the most energy. Always on the go. She was the cheekiest of them all […]

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First Time – Day 2

First TimeShe had never intended it to end like this.They had just been thoughts.She was never going to act on them.Was she? No.She’d been curious to see if everything she had built up and played out in her mind was possible. If it be could be everything she wanted it to be.She had played it […]

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Bridge – Day 1

BridgeHe lived under a bridge. None of them knew it.Not that anyone had ever asked.He had a job, but at work he’d offer his colleagues a generalised answer that kept them at arms length and dissuaded any further prying.He wasn’t scruffy. He didn’t smell.He used the newly installed showers at his office – offered as part of […]

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Book Blogs and Review Websites for Book Lovers

Here you’ll find a list of book blogs and book review websites to help the book lover in all of us get their fix. Button-Eyed Reader Literary Titan A Bohemian Mind at Work The Writing Greyhound Bogfinken Arlene’s Book Club Eleonor Corinne’s Cabinet of Curiosities BookBum Insistent Books Tabitha’s Books Epeolatry London Seraphina Reads The Artisan Penguin […]

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Book Excerpt : Home by Jack Price

Chapter One Haemorrhoids “Everything has come back as perfectly normal Mr Arnold, so there really is no need to worry.” Nathan could feel a familiar itch tap-dancing in his stomach. It was stirred by the flippant tone that all medical professionals seemed to take when addressing his condition. He took a deep breath. Knowing full […]

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