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”

When Cold Sets In

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire – http://www.dark-novels.com anchor.fm When Cold Sets In “Did you shut the door?” asked Joe. “Of course I did, do you think I’m stupid?” answered Greg. “It’s bad enough having to work on a night like this.” “Did you drive in?” asked Greg. “Yeah, I would not walk,” saidContinue reading “When Cold Sets In”

Before Yesterday

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire, read here or listen to Anchor.fm Dark-Novels Before Yesterday? “Eighteen today? A big boy now,” said June. “Yes, mum, does that mean you’ll allow me out?”  “Jimmy, we’ve been through this. You can go out, you always could.” “I mean, on my own,” said Jimmy through clenched teeth.Continue reading “Before Yesterday”

Beat Stops!

FREE short story – set in Thailand Beat Stops! “Your seat, sir,” the air hostess cleaned some imaginary dust from its cushion. The passenger looked around before answering, “Thanks, I’d like to sleep, so no interruptions.” His crumpled Daily Mail hit the floor. The headline glared up at him, ‘Guitarist – Dead’. “I know you,”Continue reading “Beat Stops!”

The Sour Cake Murder

A cozy killing by Colin Devonshire, read here http://www.dark-novels.com or listen at Anchor.fm “I suppose you expect to win the Christmas cake competition again this year?” asked Patty, the radio news reporter. “I don’t like to brag, but, well, you know. I am the best baker in the village, so, I guess I’ll win… Again,”Continue reading “The Sour Cake Murder”

God’s Will

A short story by Colin Devonshire available to read here or on audio at Anchor.fm. Denny ducked behind the stone column. He watched as the upturned cross impaled High Priest Drakker’s eyes.  “Both eyes, how the hell?” Denny asked himself.  The jelly and goo splattered the elaborate alter, it was black; the blood didn’t changeContinue reading “God’s Will”