The Piano Shark Player.
In the flash / Stories

The Piano Shark Player.

At the end of the dinner party for musicians with obscure instruments, the guests took it in turns to wow their fellow eccentrics with presentations and demonstrations. ‘I have a zither!’ said one. ‘A loophonium!’ said another. ‘A boxstrop!’ ‘A theremin!’ ‘Ho-hum,’ said Montgomery Ficus, the most eccentric of the eccentrics, to each of these … Continue reading

The Koala.
In the flash / Stories

The Koala.

He had his tree. So when the cockatoos passed on the gulls’ caws about the orang-utans losing theirs, it didn’t register as more than gossip. The apes lived far across the sea. He didn’t speak their language. He had never seen one in the flesh. They sounded primitive and grotesque, these orange giants — imagined monsters, … Continue reading