Torched!

FREE short story, set in Thailand Torched The lanky palms swept the top of the cracked tiled roof. A frond whispered its way to the parched grass. Bangkok’s heat throbbed and drained strength, newcomers suffered, veins pumped, sweat dripped in torrents.  “Oh, be careful that just missed you,” Justin said, pulling Mondtree back. The pullContinue reading “Torched!”

Dead, Dead! Dead?

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Dead, Dead! Dead? “We’re sitting here like idiots. There must be something we can do?” Giles said. Elbows on knees, chin in palms, the same stance as his two best friends. Giles was the thinker of the three, if anyone could resolve this situation, it was Giles. “How longContinue reading “Dead, Dead! Dead?”

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”

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”