Author Archive | Mike Richardson-Bryan

The Secret Language of House Listings

cozy = cramped quaint = pre-code homey = two-to-three layers of floral wallpaper throughout charming = held together mostly by decorative molding rustic = wagon wheel chandeliers in kitchen AND living room fabulous = agent watches design shows on BBC Canada character = no right angles whatsoever historic = haunted, but the ghosts are usually friendly, except for ‘Shrieking Pete’, who has a […]

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Chinese Whispers in American Intelligence

Iranian Defector: Iran is ten years away from building an atomic bomb. Case Officer: Iran is ten years away from building an atomic bomb. Intelligence Analyst: Iran is ten years away from building an atomic bomb. Director of National Intelligence: Iran is ten years away from building an atomic bomb. Former Vice-President Dick Cheney: Iran has mounted hundreds of atomic […]

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So Says Gunnar: A Love Story

Peter stormed out of the bistro. Pam, her face wrought with distress, followed. “Cheating whore,” muttered Peter to himself. “Wait up, Peter,” said Pam, hurrying to close the distance between them. “Why the hell should I?” “Because you’re on fire!” Indeed he was. The hem of Peter’s coat was smouldering. It was a slow burn. […]

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