Short Stories

  • Short Story: The Inheritance Letter

    21st Nov 2019 by

    Oscar Crew! His name stared back at him from the front of an unaddressed envelope. Hidden within the thin paper package was a letter, one he had waited years to read.  ‘A strange item to leave in a will,’ thought Genevieve, studying the letter in Oscar’s hands.      ‘Dad was always very secretive about it,’… Read more

  • Short Story: My Worthy Companion

    24th Oct 2019 by

    Endless possibilities, untouched and vulnerable, stare at me from the shelf. Their pages whisper to me, wanting to be read; their melody, music to my ears. The bookstore overflows with variety, with front covers fighting for my attention, just like puppies in a pet shop.             There is always that one puppy that captivates you… Read more

  • Short Story: Awaiting Tomorrow

    21st Oct 2019 by

    Catching the train! The “clickety clack” of the wheels hum in my mind like backing vocals in a band while the constant murmur of conversation stimulates my attention. A particular theme has captivated me. There is a common obsession with the tomorrow that awaits.         Ah, tomorrow! Full of unlimited possibilities yet plagued by curses.… Read more

  • Short Story: Silent Achievement

    26th Sep 2019 by

    Suspicion lured me into the animal enclosure at the local show. It was the one place I had hoped to avoid. My allergies to the scattered hay and animal hair triggered a rash under my jowls, but the rewards would be worth it. Within this farmer’s haven was a cryptic word that would win me… Read more

  • Short Story: Awakening

    22nd Aug 2019 by

    An ink-stained shirt on the motionless body on the apartment floor intrigued Detective Brugman.            “Where have I seen this stain before?” he questioned.            He pulled out his notebook and began scribbling on its small, recycled pages, before flipping back to another note.            “An elderly neighbour said they heard a shrill, piercing cry around noon yesterday,”… Read more

  • BLOG POST: BOOKS ARE PEOPLE

    10th Aug 2019 by

    BOOKS ARE PEOPLE This is an interesting metaphor but when one considers how people judge a book, the similarities are quite frightening. First and foremost, people judge a book by its cover. It is the initial contact that sparks a connection between book and potential reader. They analyse the cover, working out whether it is… Read more

  • BLOG POST: BREAKING THE COMFORT ZONE

    10th Aug 2019 by

    BREAKING THE COMFORT ZONE      I must confess: I am guilty of contradiction! How may you ask? Quite simply, I have allowed the preacher side of my professional side of life to not filter into my private side. Yesterday was a rather eye-opening day and one that made me strongly consider just how vital it… Read more

  • Short Story: Mystery at the Masquerade Ball

    27th Jul 2019 by

    The annual Cancer Fundraiser Ball, a party of great importance, was in full swing. Fixated on the spectacle before me, I monitored all the guests with interest. Most were wealthy, arrogant pricks, prancing around wearing masquerade masks and rather expensive costumes to complement them.  The air was thick with envy. Guests within their clicks murmured… Read more

  • BLOG POST: IN DARKNESS, LIGHT CAN FLICKER

    27th Jul 2019 by

         Like ‘The Ring’ at the beginning of J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy fiction classic “The Lord of the Rings’, my book has faded out of recent memory. It has felt like it has gone from fact, to rumour and now dwindled away into a myth.  While it has never been far from my mind and the… Read more

  • BLOG POST: THE CONFESSIONS OF AN OVERTHINKER

    27th Jul 2019 by

           Overthinking – what a curse it is. It can make those who appear completely sane on the outside crippled by the madness they create within their mind. It’s the duck on the pond analogy:  They look cool and calm on the outside, but underneath the surface, their legs are going a mile a minute.… Read more

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