Art For Art’s Sake!

A short story by Colin Devonshire 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, it’s gone, the world has gone mad. IContinue reading “Art For Art’s Sake!”

One Star!

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire One Star “Thank you, most entertaining. That was the most tasteless meal I’ve ever had the misfortune to not eat. I was going to say eat, but I hate to lie. I couldn’t swallow a mouthful,” Chantana said as she pointed her spoon at a gooey mess of chickenContinue reading “One Star!”

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”

Phu Ying

Short story by Colin Devonshire Phu Ying? “WHOA, THAT WAS close,” Jeah breathed.The door frame splintered above his head.“His bodyguards must have had shooting practice?” he whispered to himself.Jeah ducked and rolled sideways, laying on his front he fired two shots in quick succession. The guards crumpled. Walking towards the car, the driver stretched hisContinue reading “Phu Ying”

Somewhere… Over The What?

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Somewhere… Over The What? This was not what he wanted or expected. His life had changed, finished university with a degree, a job, not well paid, but a decent start. He found a house, old and tatty, but it had all the furniture he needed. And a first steadyContinue reading “Somewhere… Over The What?”

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”


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”

Not Far Enough from Worries

Today we start a new chapter with Dark-Novels – Literally a new chapter. Weekly we’ll publish a part of one of our full-length novels. Here we go with the Prologue and Chapter 1 of a story set in Thailand. Let us know what you think? Prologue THAILAND INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT In the early 1950s and throughContinue reading “Not Far Enough from Worries”