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Extract from The Dandelion Tree

Jidlaph sat deep below the surface of Isaac’s consciousness. Before him bubbles passed through the light cast into the darkness by the lanterns of the Subconscious Tavern. He turned as the tavern door swung open. Ripples flowed through the fluid filled interior. A sentry looked up and tapped a domino onto the table.

Continued after videos ...

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Adriana Karembeu


Donaldson's adrenaline kicked into overdrive and he surged forward with his two-man team. He ran along the wall advertising Morocco and stopped at the corner with his back pressed up an advert with the slogan of Hello Again!

The assault team leader from the red team on the other side of the mall, studied the thermal images in front of him, then looked across at Donaldson. His attention was distracted by Adriana Karembeu on the Wonderbra advert for a moment, then he signalled to Donaldson with his fingers. One hostile inside. Two civilians.

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Continued : Extract from The Dandelion Tree

A young man, wearing a long overcoat and a rolo with trim hat, swam through. Jidlaph shrank back into the darkness and watched. The sentry clinked his double six domino down onto the table and nodded at the man.

The man pulled the collars to his coat up around his neck and leant against the bar.

‘Ten pints of Memento Melt and a Benco Belch, extra chilled.’

Behind him a chrome jukebox squatted on the floor; the aural displacement of Morrissey’s ‘First Of The Gang To Die,’ rippled out through a blue arc. The bartender looked at him as he pulled down on the tap. A red sticky fluid glooped down into a dirty glass. The man stared back for a moment, then turned and examined the sentries’ muskets lying in the rack against the far wall.