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”

The River of Jewels

A short thriller by Colin Devonshire The River of Jewels Gordon jumped off the train, alone as ever. The ticket collector looked him up and down, taking the sweat damped piece of paper. He nodded forward as his passenger strode towards the exit of the throbbing station. From the end of November to the beginningContinue reading “The River of Jewels”

Silly Sarah

They say ‘do not judge a book by its cover’, do not judge this short story by its featured image! Silly Sarah “I suppose you want me to take your dare now?” asked Pete. “Oh, yes, I think it is fair to ask, don’t you? I completed your quest?” answered Si. “I only dared youContinue reading “Silly Sarah”

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”

The Gifts

A short story by Colin Devonshire The Gifts “Answer the door will you?” said Rod. “Yeah, yeah, who are you expecting?” answered Johanne. Johanne feeling somewhat underdressed in battered boxer shorts opened his mate’s front door with only his head showing. “There’s no one here. Wait a minute, what’s that?” He peered up and downContinue reading “The Gifts”

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”

Kith and Kin

by Colin Devonshire She took a deep breath and said to her boss, “I quit!” “But you just begged me for a raise,” said Travel Tim. “Yes, and I thanked you. Now I want to see the world,” Tina was panting. Her managing director thought she was about to have a fit, another fit. “SitContinue reading “Kith and Kin”

Splash Splash

A short story by Colin Devonshire, here or Anchor.fm Splash, splash “Thank you, darling. How wonderful, a break together, I never thought we’d do it,” Mags said. “Anything for the prettiest wife in the world,” Robin smiled. “Don’t get carried away with your praise, especially when you don’t mean it,” she chuckled. “We’ve had aContinue reading “Splash Splash”

Love Lasts

Love Lasts – not the usual dark story, but there is a surprise at the end! “Good morning, Vic, are you ready for a cuppa?” asked Becky the carer. The pretty young girl smiled from the doorway, teapot in one hand, cup and saucer in the other. “Oh, yes, please, I’m gasping,” answered Vic, placingContinue reading “Love Lasts”