She laid face up; rain diluted the blood-stained pavement beneath her head. Detective Laura Finkel arrived at Valley park, ducked under the yellow tape, and entered the tent. Inside Dr Gary examines the body of a middle-aged Caucasian woman; Laura applies vapour rub under her nose. She crouches. ‘What have you found out?’ ‘Our victim, Ms Corsham was killed by a blow to the head as she struggled with the perpetrator; she hit her head on this concrete post.’ He points to a bloo
Pumpernickel is a dark, brown, heavy bread, which is eaten especially in Germany.
Collins dictionary A Pumpernickel Tale Nicholas Pumpernickel was a baker from Hoffleton; daily he baked pumpernickel bread for the King, because it was his wife’s favourite. He had a crush on the Princess because he once heard her laugh at a maid’s joke, and her voice was delicate and pure. She visited the village once a month, but locals had to vacate their shops, because the King had forbidden
Armageddon is a terrible battle or war that some people think will lead to the total destruction of the world or the human race.
Collins dictionary What if a parallel world had an Armageddon? I get up and go on my regular run through the park, across the bridge, ending up at the water fountain. A marble monstrosity of the warrior, Genghis Khan with his hands on his hips, quenched the thirst of many runners. It was hideous, some local artists joke on modern heroes. I take a si
To eviscerate a person or animal means to remove their internal organs, such as their heart, lungs, and stomach.
Collins dictionary I wish I could get a human MOT Most women have a negative body image, ‘over ’91 % of women are unhappy with their bodies‘. We are all flawed, but seeing perfect models airbrushed in magazines doesn’t’ help our self-image. We should be celebrating our bodies flaws, not putting our self’s down and worrying. We all have different shapes and historie
An intruder is a person who goes into a place where they are not supposed to be.
Collins Dictionary A collection of Intruders My bipolar beast You’re a constant presence,
who’s always near,
who likes to cling to me.
I try to fight you off, escape,
but you grip tighter,
digging your claws into me. Sometimes I can lose you,
even shut the door in your face.
you stand outside my window peering in,
misting up my glass.
We have a staring match, but
you always win with those ho
a type of wig for men, fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries
Collins dictionary The scalper of Hickelberry There have been five identical killings in the last month in the small village of Hickelberry. Charlotte and her junior detective, Thomas, get called to the latest victim’s house. Mary’s body is spawned out on the bathroom floor, and her scalp has been removed. Charlotte crouches down to examine the wet body. ‘The killer waited till she was showering to grab hold of
A form of parthenogenesis wherein female offspring develops from an unfertilised egg
Biology online Having a fulfilling life without children ‘More than double the proportion of women born in 1973 are childless compared with their mothers’ generation.’ According to the national statistics, more and more women these days are choosing not to have children or putting it off till later years. According to the national statistics, Having children used to be a women’s duty, but mod