Dead, Dead! Dead?

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Dead, Dead! Dead? “We’re sitting here like idiots. There must be something we can do?” Giles said. Elbows on knees, chin in palms, the same stance as his two best friends. Giles was the thinker of the three, if anyone could resolve this situation, it was Giles. “How longContinue reading “Dead, Dead! Dead?”

Twisted Fate

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Twisted Fate “I’m going now. To Thailand I mean, I’m going to find him,” said Arthur. “You are as mad as our son,” said Mildred. “Our son is missing for God’s sake.” “Not according to the Embassy in Bangkok when you pestered them.” “We have not heard fromContinue reading “Twisted Fate”

Mirror, Mirror…

A short story by Colin Devonshire Mirror, Mirror… “Jen, your breakfast is ready. Do you want it down here, or shall I bring it up?” “Thanks, mum, can I eat it here?” Mrs Perks tightened her cheeks, forced her eyes to brighten. A thin smile battled its way across her mouth as she entered theContinue reading “Mirror, Mirror…”

Dinner for Two?

Short story by Colin Devonshire Dinner for Two? “Morning dear, you are up early. Your coffee is cold, let me make you a fresh one.” She flitted across the kitchen and clicked on the kettle. One mug, two spoons of instant coffee, grabbing a carton of milk from the fridge, slopping a dash plus aContinue reading “Dinner for Two?”

The Links

A short story by Colin Devonshire The Links “Guys, something is not right,” Mac said. He was hopping from leg to leg, scratching his hair. “What is up with you?” Drew asked. “I don’t feel right. It’s as if someone is poking my brain. There is something I should know, but don’t. I know thatContinue reading “The Links”

Peachcroft Woods

A short story by Colin Devonshire Peachcroft Woods “Go on, get it. What a baby!” said Perks. “Go on then you get it,” said Gums. “I’m not getting it, you kicked it, you fetch it!” ordered Smithy. I looked at my friends. No one budged. Myself included.  We all lived on a council-run estate, someContinue reading “Peachcroft Woods”

Oh, I Have a Choice!

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Oh, To Have A Choice! “You’ve got it all. Why look so miserable?” asked Micky. “I’ve got a lot on my mind.”  “You’re worried one girl will find out about the other,” laughed Micky. “Yeah, I guess it could be worse,” said Jones. The two men had beenContinue reading “Oh, I Have a Choice!”

Beltane Belt

A short story by Colin Devonshire – read more on Medium.com @colindevonshire Beltane Belt “Okay gang, it’s three AM, time to go!” Janice shouted as she turned off the overloud hip-hop racket. “Great party, thanks,” waved the cheeky guest, Janice couldn’t place her. “Glad you enjoyed it.” “Who is that girl?” asked Podge Roberts. “I’mContinue reading “Beltane Belt”

Silent Shadows

Short story by Colin Devonshire Silent Shadows “Come on, don’t be a scaredy-cat,” said Bobby. “You think it’s a good idea to break the law?” said Gemma. “It’s not breaking the law, I’ve got the keys,” he answered. “Yeah, right, and that makes it okay?” “I want to buy this house.” “You are fourteen.” “IContinue reading “Silent Shadows”

Who Are You? Who Am I?

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire, read http://www.dark-novels.com or listen Anchor.fm Who Are You? Who Am I? A gentle click and a kittenish hum accompanied Amy’s unladylike yawn. She looked around and apologised to no one, at least no one awake. “It’s six o’clock, you asked me to call you,” as a lively nurseContinue reading “Who Are You? Who Am I?”