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?”

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”

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”

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”

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”

The Jet Pee Nong Hotel

by Colin Devonshire – Read or listen to more short stories here https://anchor.fm/colin-devonshire The Jet Pee Nong Hotel “Jet Pee Nong, what the hell is that?” asked the walk-in customer. “That, my friend, is the name of a magnificent hotel in a brilliant resort, on the holiday you’ve been dreaming of,” answered the overly keenContinue reading “The Jet Pee Nong Hotel”

What Will? Who Will?

A FREE ‘dark humour’ tale, read here or listen to Anchor.fm Dark-Novels. What Will? Who Will? “What? Who?” Budgie asked. “Yes, Mr Um… Budgie, it is strange, but I am only passing on instructions as requested by my client,” said Mr Paulson. “Just call me Budgie, everyone does, no need for formality.” “Um, no, IContinue reading “What Will? Who Will?”

Songkhla Lake

FREE short story, set in the south of Thailand. Songkhla Lake “Here Comes the Sun. Watch this,” he whistled. The couple sat on a rock arm in arm. “Beautiful, you know I’ve never seen the sunrise like this in England?” “You mean not over a flat lake? You’ve seen it plenty of times, but overContinue reading “Songkhla Lake”