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”

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!”

What Will? Who Will?

A FREE ‘dark humour’ tale, read here or listen to Anchor.fm Dark-Novels. What Will? Who Will? “What? Who?” Budgie asked. “Yes, Mr Um… Budgie, it is strange, but I am only passing on instructions as requested by my client,” said Mr Paulson. “Just call me Budgie, everyone does, no need for formality.” “Um, no, IContinue reading “What Will? Who Will?”

The Sour Cake Murder

A cozy killing by Colin Devonshire, read here http://www.dark-novels.com or listen at Anchor.fm “I suppose you expect to win the Christmas cake competition again this year?” asked Patty, the radio news reporter. “I don’t like to brag, but, well, you know. I am the best baker in the village, so, I guess I’ll win… Again,”Continue reading “The Sour Cake Murder”

God’s Will

A short story by Colin Devonshire available to read here or on audio at Anchor.fm. Denny ducked behind the stone column. He watched as the upturned cross impaled High Priest Drakker’s eyes.  “Both eyes, how the hell?” Denny asked himself.  The jelly and goo splattered the elaborate alter, it was black; the blood didn’t changeContinue reading “God’s Will”

Art for Art’s Sake

FREE SHORT STORY by Colin Devonshire, read or listen here. Art for Art’s Sake “Dad, what are you doing?” Jilly asked. “That’s it, I’ve had enough,” said her father. “You have, what about the rest of us?” “I took over this shop from my mum, we had a thriving business. Now, its gone, the worldContinue reading “Art for Art’s Sake”

Songkhla Lake

FREE short story, set in the south of Thailand. Songkhla Lake “Here Comes the Sun. Watch this,” he whistled. The couple sat on a rock arm in arm. “Beautiful, you know I’ve never seen the sunrise like this in England?” “You mean not over a flat lake? You’ve seen it plenty of times, but overContinue reading “Songkhla Lake”