Tag Archives: cops and robbers

San Oku En Jiken

50 years ago this morning, four bank employees in Japan were transporting almost 300 million yen designated as bonuses for Toshiba workers. As they passed Fuchu Prison, a police motorcycle drew alongside, signalling them to pull over. After they complied, … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Behaviour is Suspect

The line went dead. I quickly put the phone away and, with eyes closed, pinched the bridge of my nose. Shit. This was exactly what I had been afraid of – and, presumably, precisely what the authorities had intended. Picking … Continue reading

Posted in Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

®arely is there deserved genuflection

Zenith & Nadir Part 2: Freeze Rain rattled the windscreen like machine-gun fire, but Zenith’s mind was elsewhere. Ordinarily, he would marvel at the capacity of Britain’s allegedly-mild climate for such unpredictable ferocity – mere minutes before, the sky had … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

®ealising a BⒶiliwi©k

Zenith & Nadir Part 1: Seethe The Doctor solemnly held up a baked bean. “This…was just inside your head”, he announced, with a voice of tired disinterest. Nadir did not mind – it was barely nine o’clock in the morning … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment