It’s Supranatural! (excerpts)


- 20 short excerpts from the 'other side' of my blog! (links open in new window/tab) Three of us stood within a circle chalked on bare floorboards in an empty, abandoned house. Some said it was haunted, so people generally kept away. The cracked panes in the window were moonlit silver. Distant thunder rumbled. Sophie, … Continue reading It’s Supranatural! (excerpts)

Having a Laff (excerpts)


20 Little Excerpts from the Humorous Side of My Blog (links open in new window/tab) It was a dull claustrophobic December day and flakes of grey-white snow were settling on the terrace behind King’s Antiquarian Booksellers. Maggie Swann, matriarch of Swann’s Rare Books, crossed it to enter an annex. Inside, in eerie silence, anonymous leather-bound volumes … Continue reading Having a Laff (excerpts)

Hibars and Lobars (excerpts)


- 20 Little Excerpts from the SF/Fantasy Side of my Blog (links open in new window/tab) For no reason I went round the back and peered through our dining room window. I was surprised to see my parents, turned away fortunately, and my sister Judy comatose on the table. - A Controlling Interest (200 words) … Continue reading Hibars and Lobars (excerpts)

So Many Ways to Die


- 20 little extracts from the dark side of my blog  - (links open in new window/tab) Exiting the lift, his stomach lurched. Grant appeared. “Hello Jonathan, ready?” “Hello, no, I need the bathroom.” “There’s one right here. It’s just been renovated.” Grant gestured to a door, labelled ‘Danger, Keep Out’. - The 100th Story (200 words) … Continue reading So Many Ways to Die

Violets are Violet, Letters are Read


- 20 (more) little extracts from my new blog. (links open in new window/tab) - Deeply absorbed in my lunch at Olive’s, I heard my smartphone buzz with a message. ‘Please bring October figures to the Saudi meeting. Vernon.’ Damn! I’d forgotten it’d been rescheduled; I had just ten minutes! I ran outside to a … Continue reading Violets are Violet, Letters are Read

Tiny Yellow Kites


- Twenty little extracts from my new blog. (links open in new window/tab) - She awoke, realising she’d drifted off. The room was dark and cold, the fire almost out. The radio was hissing loudly. Against the hiss a voice was speaking, faint, distant in time and space, as though from another planet. - Voices from the … Continue reading Tiny Yellow Kites