About Futurepast


I love to write. Many of my poems and short stories - even a novella or two - have been published online on various sites, but I'm only going to post the ones I could read to my kids here.



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The deadliest blow

I cling to speeding, spinning cones of lead That pierce the air and armour, skin and bone; Once deep inside, I ditch my deathly ride And spread destruction, quell life's fragile wick. I cleave to sharpened shards of stainless steel That separate the living from the dead. A scratch, a nick, a cut will let me in To fester in the ragged bloodied flesh. I steal by roadsides, lakesides,...

Added 08 Feb 2011 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,098 | 1 Comment

Capo d'astra

Capodastra: A small movable bar placed across the fingerboard of a guitar or similar instrument so as to raise the pitch of all the strings uniformly. If a thing can call, then it called. Or maybe he just happened to be standing in the right place relative to the thing and the sun. The clouds played a part too, opening at exactly the right time to allow the photons through. The packets...

Added 05 Nov 2010 | Category Supernatural | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,283


The brothers had walked many miles, most of them in silence. But for a circling cawing crow, the sky was clear, the air crisp and clean. Green, rolling hills latticed by dry-stonewalls had suddenly turned to a wilderness of golden bracken, bilberry and purple heather. The arching stems of blackberries occasionally bottlenecked the well-worn path. Benjamin paused and smiled into the midday...

Added 25 Oct 2010 | Category Drama | Votes 9 | Avg Score 3.44 | Views 1,247 | 2 Comments

Editor's Pick Lullaby

The click of the light switch focussed his attention and he bobbed back to the surface of consciousness. Soft, retreating footfalls. A whispered kiss. The baby opened his eyes. A gentle glow illuminated the room to his left and his gaze, seeking comfort, was naturally drawn there. He was warm, full, content, sleepy, and yet still expected something more. The familiar beaming face...

Added 22 Oct 2010 | Category Supernatural | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,113 | 4 Comments

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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
31 Dec 2011 18:13
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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