Pacific

Pacific

Three months previously, on September 3, 1949, a Geiger counter mounted in the nose of an American B-29 weather-monitoring plane that was flying reconnaissance missions in the western Pacific between Yokota in Japan and Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, began to...
A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance

Ishvar and Om were modest about their efforts. “It’s nothing. Very simple to make.” “It’s delicious,” affirmed Dina. “Maneck’s idea of eating together was very good. If I knew from the beginning your food was so tasty, I would have hired you as cooks, not tailors.”...
Undermajordomo Minor

Undermajordomo Minor

Mr Olderglough stole a glance at the contents of Lucy’s valise. “Where is your day suit, boy?” “I haven’t one, sir.” “What – do you mean?” “I mean that I am not in possession of a day suit, sir.” “Well, what do you have in the way of evening attire, then?” “This is my...
High Rise

High Rise

Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months. Now that everything had returned to normal, he was surprised that there had been...
Pacific

Pacific

The ethos of the surfers themselves — the detached, otherworldly, laid-back, relaxed, pleasure-addicted world of sun, sea, sand, and endless pure enjoyment — has left its own legacy, and in unexpected places. Industry, most particularly. A handful of company founders...
Delusion Angel

Delusion Angel

daydream delusion limousine eyelash oh baby with your pretty face drop a tear in my wine glass look at those big eyes on your face see what you mean to me sweet cakes and milkshakes I’m a delusion angel I’m a fantasy parade I want you to know what I think don’t want...