Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on June 26, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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Pat found the front door of the hotel locked; he had to ring the doorbell for the night clerk to let him inside. As he climbed the stairs, the sheen of reflected light rendered the windows almost opaque but the features of the cliff-top view were printed underneath, like the lines of a sketch. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on June 11, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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Pat threaded his arms under Stevie’s and, locking his hands behind his neck, pulled him into a full-nelson. He dropped the neck of the broken bottle, confirming Pat’s belief that he wouldn’t vindictively attack him. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on June 3, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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“You’re back early,” Wally remarked as Pat walked into the office, dropping the car keys on the desk. “Johnny will be pleased.”

“Where’s my replacement? There was no bouncer on the door when I came in.”

“Getting stoned, around the corner.”

“You’re kidding me.”

“He’s an old mate of Johnny’s,” said Wally, lifting his hands in a gesture of hopelessness. “What can I do?” Continue reading

Boxing: ‘Simplicity is the Last Step in Art and the Beginning of Nature’.

Posted in Boxing, Radio National with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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Without wanting to get too technical, boxing is one of few sports which delivers a truly comprehensive workout. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on May 14, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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The restaurant spanned the side of the hotel that presented itself to the sea. As night gathered along the horizon, the sky was drawn in shades of black.

Darkest at middle sky and middle sea, it shifted tones until the rags of cloud that reflected the crescent moon’s light were balanced by the white foam that flecked the waves below. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on April 30, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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As they entered the coastal town of Torquay, the sun made its way a little higher into the sky. The light had lost some of its yellow and become a little more chrome.

Because of its station, the beams clipped the roofs of houses and sprayed into points of brilliance. Pat had to pull down his visor to block out the sharpest.   Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on April 22, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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“Pat, don’t.” A female voice. Strange, then familiar. He turned. It was Natalie. She came towards them. Pat stepped away from where Alan knelt on the wet bitumen, coughing as if he was trying to regurgitate whatever had broken inside him. Continue reading

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