Thumbs Up

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Thumbs Up “Christ Almighty, look at this rain, it hasn’t stopped since I left Bangkok, and it’s getting worse,” said Arpa to the mirror. She grabbed the steering wheel tighter as the truck behind her flashed its lights. “What’s up with you?” She screamed as the vehicle spedContinue reading “Thumbs Up”

After Work

A FREE short story – For over 18s please. By Colin Devonshire After Work “You look happy today?” said Busabong. “Yeah,” answered Mark, “I always look forward to Thai religious days, tomorrow is the start of Buddhist Lent, which means I’ll be happy for the long weekend.” “Why? You’re not Buddhist, or are you thinkingContinue reading “After Work”

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!”

See You Later

FREE short story set in Bangkok by Colin Devonshire See You Later “Are you coming tonight?” Jake asked. He guessed the answer but didn’t want to hear it confirmed. Johnny turned with a smirk and that ‘you’ve gotta be joking’ look. “Come on, it’ll be fun.” Knowing it wouldn’t be fun for his best mate.Continue reading “See You Later”

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”

If You Work For Big Al

FREE short story, read here or listen on Anchor.fm “I need to see you, now!” whispered Big Al. A whisper that melts phones. “On my way,” JD knew better than to argue with the man who paid his wages. He also knew that when Big Al whispered you had better move… fast. JD badly neededContinue reading “If You Work For Big Al”

The Jet Pee Nong Hotel

by Colin Devonshire – Read or listen to more short stories here https://anchor.fm/colin-devonshire The Jet Pee Nong Hotel “Jet Pee Nong, what the hell is that?” asked the walk-in customer. “That, my friend, is the name of a magnificent hotel in a brilliant resort, on the holiday you’ve been dreaming of,” answered the overly keenContinue reading “The Jet Pee Nong Hotel”

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!”

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”