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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

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags on April 8, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Alan,” said one of the men standing behind him. “Easy.”

“Yes Alan, you’re being rather rude, you know that?” Pat liked to get a hold of their names. It was like a handle on their irritation.

“What’s your fucking problem?” demanded Alan the Stockbroker. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on March 19, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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Pat told Johnny he needed to take a piss and went inside the pub. Wally stood at the end of the bar, a stubby sweating in front of him. Pat grabbed him by the elbow as he reached to pick it up. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on March 12, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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“That’s the first moment of genuine, non-medicated calm I’ve felt since…”

The sentence decayed into silence and Pat found himself looking out the window as if looking to see where the rest of it had gone.

“Since…?” prompted the doctor. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

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

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Pat had adopted his usual posture with his back hard up against the armchair as if it were a wall. One foot was stood on top of the other and his shoulders were hunched, like a vulture’s. Continue reading

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