Silly Sarah

They say ‘do not judge a book by its cover’, do not judge this short story by its featured image! Silly Sarah “I suppose you want me to take your dare now?” asked Pete. “Oh, yes, I think it is fair to ask, don’t you? I completed your quest?” answered Si. “I only dared youContinue reading “Silly Sarah”

Beltane Belt

A short story by Colin Devonshire – read more on Medium.com @colindevonshire Beltane Belt “Okay gang, it’s three AM, time to go!” Janice shouted as she turned off the overloud hip-hop racket. “Great party, thanks,” waved the cheeky guest, Janice couldn’t place her. “Glad you enjoyed it.” “Who is that girl?” asked Podge Roberts. “I’mContinue reading “Beltane Belt”

The Gifts

A short story by Colin Devonshire The Gifts “Answer the door will you?” said Rod. “Yeah, yeah, who are you expecting?” answered Johanne. Johanne feeling somewhat underdressed in battered boxer shorts opened his mate’s front door with only his head showing. “There’s no one here. Wait a minute, what’s that?” He peered up and downContinue reading “The Gifts”

Silent Shadows

Short story by Colin Devonshire Silent Shadows “Come on, don’t be a scaredy-cat,” said Bobby. “You think it’s a good idea to break the law?” said Gemma. “It’s not breaking the law, I’ve got the keys,” he answered. “Yeah, right, and that makes it okay?” “I want to buy this house.” “You are fourteen.” “IContinue reading “Silent Shadows”

Kith and Kin

by Colin Devonshire She took a deep breath and said to her boss, “I quit!” “But you just begged me for a raise,” said Travel Tim. “Yes, and I thanked you. Now I want to see the world,” Tina was panting. Her managing director thought she was about to have a fit, another fit. “SitContinue reading “Kith and Kin”

So Many Books, So Little Time!

A short humorous story, here, Anchor.fm and Medium.com @colindevonshire So Many Books, So Little Time! “Get out of my library,” screamed the librarian from the doorway. She would never raise her voice inside. The two young lovers had tested her ability to keep her blood pressure from bursting veins. Their crime? They were fiddling withContinue reading “So Many Books, So Little Time!”

A Darker Forest

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire A Darker Forest A darker forest paints with blood in the sun sliding down its trees “Here we are, kids. I used to play hide and seek with your auntie when I was your age. Lovely old tree, isn’t it?” His memory, like Movietone, pictured his black and whiteContinue reading “A Darker Forest”

Oh, September!

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire. Oh September! “Babe, only a month to go. Thirty short days, and then you’ll be Mrs Pippa Peters!” said Mike Peters as he stroked her bare muscled back. “Are you trying to sing?” asked Pippa. “I can’t sing, but if I could, I’d sing for you.” “You are sweet,Continue reading “Oh, September!”

Mr Mrs, Mr Mr!

Mr Mrs, Mr Mr! “Good morning my dear, would you like a cup of tea?” “I could kill for a cuppa, thank you.” A croaky voice answered through bandages. The flowery quilt covered most of the escapee from a pyramid. I sniggered at the thought.  I busied myself in our new kitchen, hunting for myContinue reading “Mr Mrs, Mr Mr!”

The Sound Of?

Colin Devonshire – Very short story! The Sound Of? “Where am I? What has happened?” I thought to myself. “Darkness, soundless, senseless. And, painless.” “It feels as if I’m floating in the black.” “Black what?” I wonder. How much later? There was no way of telling, but grey emerged from the centre of black. TheContinue reading “The Sound Of?”