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!

“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 devastating news an hour ago, we have nothing extra to add at this time. We areContinue reading “Don’t Go Out In The Rain!”

Stuff It!

“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 her chubby fists into the small pockets of her baggy cardigan. Chris wondered howContinue reading “Stuff It!”

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,” said Joe. “You live near enough, I didn’t have a choice,” mumbled Greg. “Aargh, look,Continue reading “When Cold Sets In”

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 this as part of your treatment. Relax and enjoy,” he said. “What? How can IContinue reading “I Told You I’d Remember!”

Romancing the Stones’

Listen or read at http://www.dark-novels.com A short story by Colin Devonshire. Romancing the Stones’ “Why did you drag me in here?” she asked while adding red to her lips. “A chance to be alone, why else?” Nathan fidgeted. “Christ, Nath, there are loads of parties we could go to.” “Yes, but everyone knows us. HereContinue reading “Romancing the Stones’”

Viking Visit

A FREE short story, read or listen Viking Visit Freja was thrashing the sopping sheets, mumbling what sounded like curses. ‘Wake up,’ her boyfriend shouted, even though he thought it was the wrong call.  ‘Is waking someone from a nightmare the thing to do or not,’ Jack asked himself. Soothing her wet face. He wasContinue reading “Viking Visit”

My Sister the Dandelion

My Sister the Dandelion “I didn’t feel it, I didn’t hear it. I knew it was there. Like a dandelion seed floating by my ear. I sensed it.” Jim said to his sister. He expected no answer. A tear dropped, splashing closed eyelids. “I know you are here, I feel that too.” “Come on, Jim.Continue reading “My Sister the Dandelion”

Scrumping

by Colin Devonshire – First published on http://www.dark-novels.com SCRUMPING “I thought you were going to get me some apples?” Abby glared at her husband. “I am, give me a chance,” Andy tutted, “Can’t you see I’m busy?” “Put your betting slips away, and get outside, find me at least thirty cookers for my pies. AndContinue reading “Scrumping”