Penitential Chickpeas

Nobody is entirely sure why Maljie had to go on a retreat. Also why did her sister Margarita go with her? Was this sisterly solidarity or was there something deeper? Obviously there are rumours and I discount most of them as a matter of course. Still I am forced to admit that I suspect an … More Penitential Chickpeas


There’s a lot to be said in favour of being gifted. But on the other hand I’ve know those without any obvious gifts make their way in the world. Take Honsi. Frankly he struggled to count to ten and nobody, after five minutes acquaintance, would waste their time trying to teach him to read. But … More Expendable?

So Sensitive

I wonder now if anybody remembers the young Tullian Var-Truckswallen-Snee. At one time I had him on my list of ‘the ten most irritating people in Port Naain.’ Now to be fair, he wasn’t in and of himself, irritating. He was charming, but in what you might describe as an honourable manner. You never felt … More So Sensitive