Tag: murder

No more killing fields

Passing through Schipol airport four days after MH17 was blown out of the skies over Ukraine, was always going to be poignant. I am sat on the KLM Cityhopper from Amsterdam to Oslo. I have no thoughts or fears of being attacked. But then, nor did the 298 living and breathing people who left from…

Melting at her touch

She wakes at dawn, her golden fingers silently sliding across his cold, white skin. Peeling back his sheets, softening his shadows with the light and delight of her opening eyes, she caresses him without a touch, so as not to disturb him, so as not to waken him, only to warm him, to melt him,…

The Plausibility of Pistorius

I am fascinated by the whole Oscar Pistorius tragedy. Not because he is famous, not because he is an athlete and not because he has prosthetic legs. But because he has shot and killed another human (Reeva Steenkamp), confessed openly to this, whilst at the same time constructing almost the perfect excuse/alibi. The tragedy of course…