A Life in the City

Today I’m pleased to reveal the cover for the second book in my ‘Wordsworth the Tramp,’ series. I hope you like it, your opinions would be welcome. The book itself should be available for pre-order very soon.

The prompt this week reminded me of a recent phenomenon in our cities and indeed the very town I live in:





PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Marcus’ eyes swept the city skyline. All those roofs and all humanity underneath.
Some making love, some killing each other. Marcus sneered at his watch, except most would be glued to the soap, now. He derided the masses’ lack of awareness and imagination.
They never look up, never outwards, insular, missing what lives amongst them. Threat or enrichment.
He might take several shots, but needed just one perfect one.
He arced the scope over the cityscape and suddenly there she was.
Swooping to the cathedral. He pressed the button.
A perfect picture to celebrate the peregrine’s return to the city.

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

40 thoughts on “A Life in the City

  1. First off: YAYAYAYAY! I can’t wait for part two of Wordsworth!

    And you have given me a torticols with your twist. Wonderful. This crazy thing the world is experiencing as one has had the added benefit of nature coming out of hiding…

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  2. Ah! What a relief! The peregrine is such a gorgeous bird, and I miss seeing them where we live now. 25+ years ago, lived out in the country in central Minnesota, and looked forward to the return of the falcons every years. Well done.

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  3. I found the character of your photographer rather interesting, sneering at the average city dweller. I wonder if that’s typical of people who hunt wild creatures, even if they only carry a camera to shoot them.

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  4. Thanks. More details of the book soon but the story is a light hearted crime story. The title comes about because almost all the characters are or could be viewed as outsiders in one way or another, but they join together to defeat a criminal gang, who themselves are technically outsiders.

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