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”

Missing, not missed

A new short horror story, available on http://www.dark-novels.com or at https://anchor.fm/colin-devonshire MISSING – NOT MISSED! “The police don’t fucking believe me!” “What did you tell them?” “What do you think? I told them what I saw.” Pub owner, Jimmy, scratched his unshaven jowls. The sound of scraping calloused fingers against a three-day growth was betterContinue reading “Missing, not missed”

Romancing the Stones’

Listen or read at http://www.dark-novels.com A short story by Colin Devonshire. Romancing the Stones’ “Why did you drag me in here?” she asked while adding red to her lips. “A chance to be alone, why else?” Nathan fidgeted. “Christ, Nath, there are loads of parties we could go to.” “Yes, but everyone knows us. HereContinue reading “Romancing the Stones’”

Viking Visit

A FREE short story, read or listen Viking Visit Freja was thrashing the sopping sheets, mumbling what sounded like curses. ‘Wake up,’ her boyfriend shouted, even though he thought it was the wrong call.  ‘Is waking someone from a nightmare the thing to do or not,’ Jack asked himself. Soothing her wet face. He wasContinue reading “Viking Visit”

Petal and Ben’s Adventures in Thailand

Petal and Ben’s  Adventures in Thailand  3 exciting stories stories for children Book One Na Gah – The Nine-Headed Snake  and Book Two What a Load of Rubbish and then Book Three WiFied Piper! All rights reserved, no part of this publication stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means withContinue reading “Petal and Ben’s Adventures in Thailand”