Jam Dai!

Free short story – Back to Thailand. By Colin Devonshire. Jam Dai “I remember! You said, you, you, you promised, that we could go somewhere.” Silence answered. “You promised!” screeched Yaya. “I remember,” her voice quietened to a whisper. She kicked at the seated boyfriend. It was early Monday evening. Yaya had studied Business EnglishContinue reading “Jam Dai!”

What A Day For A…

Short story by Colin Devonshire What A Day For A… “We’ve had a miserable spring, but today is the first day of summer, and the sun is shining,” said Bradley. “So?” asked Rob. “Yeah, so what?” asked Tina, Rob’s little sister. “I thought it would be great to enjoy a picnic. If your mum willContinue reading “What A Day For A…”

Beat The Beach

Thank you, readers. I’ve been writing short stories for some time because of the comments and support I’ve been given I decided to publish the tales. First up are the ‘dark’ stories set in Thailand with Thai characters. It is available as an ebook and paperback. Amazon – Paperback – Here Amazon – ebook –Continue reading “Beat The Beach”

Love Heart?

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Love Heart? “She pointed at the wardrobe. She said a few words, not in English. And then died,” Anne said as the tears flowed. The ambulance men removed the body on a stretcher. “It’s sad, but she had a long life,” Mags answered. “How old was she?” “Nobody knows,Continue reading “Love Heart?”

Cheers, God

FREE short story, by Colin Devonshire Cheers, God “I am a lucky boy. We have a strong Wi-Fi connection today. I can watch my favourite series.” “That’s great, you enjoy it. Do you want a cup of tea?” “Thanks, mum, I’d love one, with a biscuit or three?” “One biscuit, watch your weight,” mum said.Continue reading “Cheers, God”

Dark Tulip

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Dark Tulip Prologue “Stop the car!”“What?”“Pull up now. Look,” Mary Dawkins pointed ahead. Her husband strained, peering between the headlights, leaning forward to the steering wheel. The small lump of not much, formed a bumpy black patch in the road, taking shape as they neared.He slowed, then stoppedContinue reading “Dark Tulip”

Here I Am

Free short story by Colin Devonshire Here I Am The bus rumbled like an empty stomach. We missed the bus stop by ten yards. It did stop. I got off alone. I didn’t wave; I trundled on; I had a hand-drawn map; it was damp with sweat, was it the right place? I thought so.Continue reading “Here I Am”


A short story by Colin Devonshire Solid “So, what do you think of the new house?” “It’s old.” “Yes, but look, character dribbles out of the teak.” “Has it got Wi-Fi?” “Not yet, but soon, the engineer will fit it, he’s booked. Relax.” Austin couldn’t wait to leave central Bangkok. His girlfriend, Hathai, was notContinue reading “Solid”


A short story by Colin Devonshire Snowed-In “You have got to be joking?” “No, I mean it, we are stuck.” “You are telling me, I’ve travelled all this way. Bought loads of clothes, learned how to ski, used up two weeks of my holiday time, and now we are stuck in this room?” “It isContinue reading “Snowed-In”

Tea Junction

A free short story by Colin Devonshire Tea Junction “I’m gasping for a cuppa,” said Angie. “We will not have your usual,” Suk answered. Angie was the new girl at Pert Exports, she brewed the office tea. That wasn’t her job, she was head of international sales. But, as the new girl, she made theContinue reading “Tea Junction”