Monthly Archives: October 2016

Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fifty-Six

THE COLONEL’S BLACK MAN, who wore a green turban and red livery, opened the door of the yellow-bricked house in Soho when they’d knocked.  He recognised Olu immediately; Nell too made his eyes start with more than dull recognition.  He … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fifty-Five

THE NEXT DAY, one of cold and sleet, Robert woke with a chill. His brow was hot and his speech was marred by delirium.  ‘He’ll not be going anywhere today,’ said Olu, stroking his forehead and listening to his chest. … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fifty-Four

TIME IS THE ODDEST thing – it should pass at the same pace every hour but it doesn’t; it stretches itself long and slowly, otherwise passing in an instant, like hours in a pit of dreamless sleep. Over the next … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fifty-Three

NELL’S CHOICE WAS the Hope Tavern for obvious reasons. To impress Olu further was the aim and keep her pledge intact.  It was hard to believe she was here, harder still to believe she’d stay. ‘You have come here before,’ … Continue reading

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