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?”

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”

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?”

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”

Oh, I Have a Choice!

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Oh, To Have A Choice! “You’ve got it all. Why look so miserable?” asked Micky. “I’ve got a lot on my mind.”  “You’re worried one girl will find out about the other,” laughed Micky. “Yeah, I guess it could be worse,” said Jones. The two men had beenContinue reading “Oh, I Have a Choice!”

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”

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”