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”

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”

I Don’t Know Why?

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire I Don’t Know Why? “I don’t know why, but I get a funny feeling when I’m near her,” Chas said. He was sitting looking at his shoes. Not that his shoes were anything special. Scuffed school footwear. “Yeah, I can see it in your face,” Patsi answered. “YouContinue reading “I Don’t Know Why?”

Happy New What?

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Happy New What? “Happy New Year!” he shouted from the hole in the broken glass of the 30th-floor condo window. Fireworks exploded below, rockets screeched around. His sarcasm was wasted on the heavy Bangkok air. He turned and saw her stooped, broken and bent across the dining chair,Continue reading “Happy New What?”

Never, Never

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire, this time set in London. Never, Never “As they say, ‘Better Late Than Never’, whatever that means?” Alfred said to his wife. He wasn’t sure if she understood. She gave no sign. He hoped for a smile, even a glint from her sightless eyes. He could wish. HisContinue reading “Never, Never”


A free short story by Colin Devonshire Found “I’m serious, my granddad found my dad.” “What are you talking about?” “My granddad was in Burma with the Chindits during the war.” “What are the Chindits?” “Were, you mean, they were called ‘The Forgotten Army’, because they used to get lost behind enemy lines. My granddadContinue reading “Found”

The Package

A FREE short story set in Thailand by Colin Devonshire The Package “There’s a delivery guy here asking for you,” Chok Dii called up the stairs. “Sign for it can you, I’m tired,” Dan shouted. “No, you must, he said.” “Oh, all right, I’m coming.” Dan covered his boxer shorts with a towel picked fromContinue reading “The Package”


FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Ta “Thanks a lot,” Jazza said to himself, he was unhappy with his bosses comment, even less happy with her suggestion. His latest task was handed via email which ended ‘my office door is open’. The other reporters hid their grins behind papers. He trudged towards the door atContinue reading “Ta”

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”