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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man and a woman share a final painful goodbye on a local train; a short story about the final moments of a relationship: a return, a secret, a reality.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
a middle-aged man gazes out from his empty little store, staring at the abandoned winter sea-front and the fjord, when he is interrupted by an unexpected and out of place customer. immediately he notices her similarity to the love who left him decades before, triggering a flood of questions about his life and loves.
Sketches #001 - 'separations'
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,660. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is a collection of short stories based on the theme of separation. set primarily around the oslofjord area of norway. Dealing with diverse subtexts and approached in stylistically varied ways, the 18 stories detail the thoughts and behaviours of a cross section of society, digging deeply into the consciousness of the individual and the harmony of relationships. Including 10 new stories.
A Guilty Conscience
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A very short story sketch about mist and guilt and life decisions.
Herr Melby Makes Coffee
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: British English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In an old hut by a railway in Norway, two men face up to the reality of their love affair; both knowing what they want, but aware of the impossibility of realising it.
After dinner speakers
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Favourite Colours. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Over the remains of a meal a couple have an argument, but this is not its retelling, this is its anatomy - this is the raw functions of a disagreement, from the careless seemingly innocuous origins, through misunderstanding, threats of violence and the power to rekindle the past, to a humble ending. This is an argument without its dialogue.

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  • Parable on July 10, 2013

    This is a deep and haunting short story about youth and torment, about trying to deal with life - fighting, maybe failing. Its strengths lie in its atmospherics and the characterization, particularly the female voice, which are warm and believable. Although the story is told in real time, the use of memory and flashback provides one with a broader, richer back-story that ties the characters, events and themes together decently, perhaps a little too implicitly. Where it does fall short however, is that Williams has tried to force too many events and ideas into too small a space - there is massive potential here for this to be fleshed out into a more substantial novella. As such it does suffer from a pet peeve of mine - a tendency to 'list' actions - "he did, i said, they went, he said, he thought, this was, i went" - having said that, it doesn't really detract so much in this instance, as the tension in the story and the 'train of thought' style do benefit rhythmically from this rapidity of action. All in all, this is a decent read from an author to look out for in the future.