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?”

See You Later

FREE short story set in Bangkok by Colin Devonshire See You Later “Are you coming tonight?” Jake asked. He guessed the answer but didn’t want to hear it confirmed. Johnny turned with a smirk and that ‘you’ve gotta be joking’ look. “Come on, it’ll be fun.” Knowing it wouldn’t be fun for his best mate.Continue reading “See You Later”

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?”

Vella is Coming

Kindle’s Vella is read by the chapter or episode. Isn’t all reading like that? Yes, but now you only pay in bits. Chapter by chapter. There are many publishing companies that operate the ‘by the chapter’ plan. Authors release their stories little by little. It works, check out Web Novels or Wattpad. It is aContinue reading “Vella is Coming”

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”