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”

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”

Cannot Be

A short story by Colin Devonshire, read it here or listen on https://anchor.fm/colin-devonshire Cannot Be “He was so small, delicate, perfect. Why oh why?” tears streamed. “Darling, please stop. You can’t bring him back.” “No, I know. It’s so sad.” Mrs Jackie Adams pulled her hand from Mr Joe Adams’ grip. “I’m going to washContinue reading “Cannot Be”

Missing, not missed

A new short horror story, available on http://www.dark-novels.com or at https://anchor.fm/colin-devonshire MISSING – NOT MISSED! “The police don’t fucking believe me!” “What did you tell them?” “What do you think? I told them what I saw.” Pub owner, Jimmy, scratched his unshaven jowls. The sound of scraping calloused fingers against a three-day growth was betterContinue reading “Missing, not missed”

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”

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, pulled his Browning and shot his brother, my father. The bullet entered below his eye,Continue reading “Day Nine”