Category: Short story

  • Courting

    Courting

    Anthology book number 13 is joining its friends at the places you read your short stories or novels. Only £0.99 $1.22 or $3.00 monthly subscription (for all the anthologies!) Amazon HERE Ebooks and others HERE A new book store – Payhip HERE And if you prefer to use subscriptions for your reading Ream is HERE…

  • School Upsets

    School Upsets

    When things go wrong… A short story – by Colin Devonshire “Buri Ram Farmer Upset with School Board”. The national paper’s headline jumped from the front page and slapped Simon’s face. A farmer lives with his wife and daughters in the northeastern region of Thailand known as Issan. Rice farming has been a way of…

  • 12 Anthologies of ‘Short Dark’ tales!

    12 Anthologies of ‘Short Dark’ tales!

    Are you looking for a thrilling and chilling read? Look no further than Ream’s 12 anthologies of short dark tales! From spine-tingling horror to pulse-pounding suspense, these collections will keep you on the edge of your seat.With each anthology featuring a diverse array of tales, you’ll encounter a range of haunting stories exploring human nature’s…

  • First Boyfriend?

    First Boyfriend?

    The first chapter of a new book? What do you think? First Boyfriend? ‘WHO IS THE new chick?’‘Don’t start on her; you have enough girlfriends.’‘Just asking. I’ve not seen her before.’‘No, she only started here this week.’‘Pretty girl, is she free?’‘I don’t know; she is so shy, she hasn’t spoken to any of us.’ Trev…

  • Just Tapping Your Brain

    Just Tapping Your Brain

    Colin Devonshire – A dark short story Just Tapping Your Brain ‘Right, off to work. See you all later.’‘Bye, honey, have a good day. Oh, and don’t forget.’A puzzled look crosses his face. Then a grin splits his face, ‘I’ve not forgotten, don’t worry.’ He jumped into his work van and disappeared down the drive.‘It…

  • Glorious Food

    Glorious Food

    A short ‘dark’ story. You can read Dark Novels at https://colindevonshire.substack.com/p/glorious-food?sd=pf Glorious Food Keng had always hated English men. It wasn’t just a dislike but a burning, all-consuming loathing. But why? While studying “Fine Food” in Europe, she visited London and dated a Londoner; nothing came of the dalliance. So why did she hate the…

  • Siamese Feast

    Siamese Feast

    A Thai horror – short story by Colin Devonshire Siamese Feast ‘I thought we were going to a shoe factory?’ said Rose.‘We are,’ answered Amanda.‘This doesn’t look like a place they build boots or clogs. We are in the middle of nowhere.’‘Hey, Mr Taxi Man, we thought we were going to a building on an…

  • Thai Murder

    Thai Murder

    FREE short story. I asked Chat GPT for tips – I won’t ask again. Better for nonfiction, I think. Do you agree? Thai Murder Somewhere deep in the heart of Bangkok, a woman named Nid hatched a plan. She had been waiting for years, biding her time, preparing for the moment when she could finally…

  • For A Change – What Do You Think?

    For A Change – What Do You Think?

    The press, printed or otherwise, has been full of ChatGPT. I wanted to try it out, not nonfiction. It is clear how good that is. But how good is its fiction? I asked for a 1,000-word story about a girl who claims something is hers. This is what the app gave me less than one…

  • I Forgot!

    I Forgot!

    A ‘dark’ short story I Forgot! ‘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 this as part of your treatment. Instead, relax and…