Thumbs Up

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Thumbs Up “Christ Almighty, look at this rain, it hasn’t stopped since I left Bangkok, and it’s getting worse,” said Arpa to the mirror. She grabbed the steering wheel tighter as the truck behind her flashed its lights. “What’s up with you?” She screamed as the vehicle spedContinue reading “Thumbs Up”

After Work

A FREE short story – For over 18s please. By Colin Devonshire After Work “You look happy today?” said Busabong. “Yeah,” answered Mark, “I always look forward to Thai religious days, tomorrow is the start of Buddhist Lent, which means I’ll be happy for the long weekend.” “Why? You’re not Buddhist, or are you thinkingContinue reading “After Work”

Torched!

FREE short story, set in Thailand Torched The lanky palms swept the top of the cracked tiled roof. A frond whispered its way to the parched grass. Bangkok’s heat throbbed and drained strength, newcomers suffered, veins pumped, sweat dripped in torrents.  “Oh, be careful that just missed you,” Justin said, pulling Mondtree back. The pullContinue reading “Torched!”

Really?

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Really? “The traffic gets no better, I see, rot tit!” Philip Rinn said as he walks into his new office. “Oh?” Anong said. “Oh, what?” Philip asked. “I must have made a silly mistake when I typed up details of your interview in London.” “How so? You type up informationContinue reading “Really?”

To Write a Wrong

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire To Write a Wrong “Yes, yes, I’m coming. But, I must finish this first,” Geoff said. He grabbed an A4 sheet from his printer, balled the paper and missed the bin. “I’m sick of waiting for you. I’m going now.” Cyn, Geoff’s girlfriend, shouted from the bottom of theContinue reading “To Write a Wrong”

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…”

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”