Love Lasts

Love Lasts – not the usual dark story, but there is a surprise at the end! “Good morning, Vic, are you ready for a cuppa?” asked Becky the carer. The pretty young girl smiled from the doorway, teapot in one hand, cup and saucer in the other. “Oh, yes, please, I’m gasping,” answered Vic, placingContinue reading “Love Lasts”

Don’t Go Out In The Rain!

FREE short story, read here or listen to Anchor.fm Don’t Go Out in the Rain! “To end today’s ‘World News Report’, we have some sad news of our own. Experienced journalist Robert Perkins has died at his home tonight, after reporting on the storms in the Lake District. His wife informed us of the devastatingContinue reading “Don’t Go Out In The Rain!”

Mother’s Day? Father’s Day? Why Not Brother’s Day?

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire, here and on Anchor.fm “Why the evil eyes, what’s the matter with you two?” a cheerful Mum asked her two sons. “Keep smiling Mum, at least there is one lucky person, unbowed by grief. I haven’t seen Andy’s cheerful mug for weeks,” smirked Mart. “I’m sick of theContinue reading “Mother’s Day? Father’s Day? Why Not Brother’s Day?”

Stuff It!

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire, read here or listen at Anchor.fm “I’ve known you for months now, you’ve taken me out to gorgeous restaurants, we’ve seen wonderful shows together, and you have even met my parents, so why have you never invited me to your place?” asked Annie. Annie pushed down with herContinue reading “Stuff It!”

When Cold Sets In

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire – http://www.dark-novels.com anchor.fm When Cold Sets In “Did you shut the door?” asked Joe. “Of course I did, do you think I’m stupid?” answered Greg. “It’s bad enough having to work on a night like this.” “Did you drive in?” asked Greg. “Yeah, I would not walk,” saidContinue reading “When Cold Sets In”

I Told You I’d Remember!

FREE short stories by Colin Devonshire here or Anchor.fm I Told You I’d remember! “Beautiful day,” said Dr Pinkly. “I’m so glad you decided not to keep us inside today,” answered Pauline. “Sun shining, fresh air, what could be better?” he said. “I could name a few things,” she answered. “Please don’t think of thisContinue reading “I Told You I’d Remember!”

Before Yesterday

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire, read here or listen to Anchor.fm Dark-Novels Before Yesterday? “Eighteen today? A big boy now,” said June. “Yes, mum, does that mean you’ll allow me out?”  “Jimmy, we’ve been through this. You can go out, you always could.” “I mean, on my own,” said Jimmy through clenched teeth.Continue reading “Before Yesterday”

Day Nine

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire, read here or listen to Anchor.fm Day Nine Day nine was Christmas Day, the family had all gathered; they decorated the table with holly and crackers. We were all smiling, Dad had been generous with gifts this year. Mum carried the turkey from the oven. Uncle Pete stood,Continue reading “Day Nine”

Beat Stops!

FREE short story – set in Thailand Beat Stops! “Your seat, sir,” the air hostess cleaned some imaginary dust from its cushion. The passenger looked around before answering, “Thanks, I’d like to sleep, so no interruptions.” His crumpled Daily Mail hit the floor. The headline glared up at him, ‘Guitarist – Dead’. “I know you,”Continue reading “Beat Stops!”