The Good Old Days

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire The Good Old Days “Back in my day, we didn’t accept any bad language. On our black-and-white tv, they hinted at foul jokes without saying the bad words. Adults would get the point without upsetting the children,” granddad said, before drifting off in another nap. I loved granddad;Continue reading “The Good Old Days”

Change

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Change “Today’s the day I change,” I said to myself. Swinging my right leg and booting Mrs Ricketts’ gnome from the front of her pristine garden. I chuckled as it smashed in the road. Her front door opened, and she came out waving her walking stick shouting and callingContinue reading “Change”

Is Everything Ready?

A free short story by Colin Devonshire Is everything Ready? “Everything was ready for the ritual. What have you done?” Mr Kirkwood asked. “Sir, I don’t feel right about this,” Khun Daw answered. “You may not, but I am the General Manager of this hotel, and if the owner’s wife wants a, eh, different partyContinue reading “Is Everything Ready?”

I Said No!

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire. This time set in England. I Said No! “And no, you cannot go out tonight!” “But why?” “Because tonight is Halloween.” “That’s why I want to go out.” Young George, known as Bestie to his many mates, and his mum, Petra Best, had this argument annually. This yearContinue reading “I Said No!”

Are You There?

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Are You There? “Hey, where did you go?” Sam banged his phone on the counter. He listened and stared at the Android. “Hello, are you there?” He looked around, hoping someone, anyone, could help. “Now what?” He asked the ceiling. The patrons of the upmarket coffee shop were unawareContinue reading “Are You There?”

You Call That Fun?

FREE short story – Colin Devonshire You Call That Fun? “You wanna do something fun?”  “Yeah, I’m bored, what have you got in mind?” The boy’s school was about to break up for the long annual holidays.  “You two at the back, stop talking. If you’ve finished your exam, sit quietly until time is up.”Continue reading “You Call That Fun?”

Deadly Head-Trip

Deadly Head-Trip Chaem Choi looked at her body, it appeared she had been dipped in the sea. She squeezed her long hair, a small puddle formed on the tiled floor, like a puppy’s pee. Her bed was drenched, she dropped her quilt and pillows to slop quietly next to her drenched pyjamas.  “What the?” sheContinue reading “Deadly Head-Trip”

We Need Rain

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire We Need Rain! “Get up! What the hell do you think you’re doing?” Puyai shouts as he shakes his daughter. “Dad, it is hot, what do you want me to do?” Manao ducks as a stick whistles over her head.  “This farm will die if you don’t help me.”Continue reading “We Need Rain”

And You Said?

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire And You Said “Time for bed, young lady.” “Ow mum, it’s too early,” answered Maew. “You have exams tomorrow, only two more days, then you are on holiday, and you can stay up later. But not too late, like last time.” “That wasn’t my fault, Granny forgot to lookContinue reading “And You Said?”

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”