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”

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?”

The Colour of Lies

Story for the young at heart! The Colour of Lies The author’s note: “This story was written in good faith, only meant to be read by ‘little people’ under the age of fourteen. And under no circumstance admit to reading it. If you do by chance, lie about it.” In a cramped and ugly room,Continue reading “The Colour of Lies”

All At Sea!

Here, Anchor.fm read or listen. Comedy for April Fool’s Day. All At Sea! “Not now, Samantha, thank you, can’t you see I’m thinking.” “Yes, sir.” Chief Jones flapped his fingers at the door behind her, Samantha ducked her head and backed out to her desk in the adjoining room. Chief Jones was not the chiefContinue reading “All At Sea!”

Great Prank, Frank!

Fun short story by Colin Devonshire, here, Anchor.fm and Wattpad. Great Prank, Frank “And as I was saying,” Frank droned on. Frank’s brother had heard enough about how glorious life in Thailand is. “Oh, yeah, did I tell you about Jojo’s new motor-scooter? Brand new, would you believe it? We had to take it backContinue reading “Great Prank, Frank!”