Tales From A Record Shop [#9]

When chatting with someone recently about short stories, we agreed that the best ones are those with twists at the end. A novel lends a greater scope to building the life of a character through their background and experiences, but short stories have to capture the imagination of the reader within a limited time. They’re … Continue reading Tales From A Record Shop [#9]

When The Last Leaves Fall (~the end~)

*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story     He stepped out of the house and pulled the door closed. The wind had picked up, taking the last leaves on the tree from their final grip to life. He looked along … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~the end~)

When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter ten~)

*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story.     As the day continued to drift towards darkness, the Englishman had told Hunter of the link between Helland and this house. The then Sergeant had arranged the petition for the release of … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter ten~)

When The Last leaves Fall (~chapter nine~)

*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story.     As soon as he was within sight of the Oxford Garden Hotel, Hunter could see that the tall English gentleman was waiting outside, standing close to the curb and the cars buzzing … Continue reading When The Last leaves Fall (~chapter nine~)

When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter eight~)

*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story.     Hunter didn’t know the town that the Englishman was staying in, just that it was near to a place called Honahee. He’d settled there for an unfixed term while he helped out … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter eight~)

When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter seven~)

*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story.     Trucks and motorcars were ahead of Hunter and behind him. With a feeling in his gut that was foreign to him, Hunter drove back towards the town. He thought that he had … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter seven~)

When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter six~)

*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story.     Before reaching the end of the narrow track Hunter noticed that a truck was following through the dust kicking up from the tyres of his bumpy ride. Peering through the window, he saw … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter six~)

When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter five~)

  *This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story.   As soon as he woke, Hunter was standing and looking out of the window. The truck wasn’t there like he thought it would be. But the past had taught Hunter that stray … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter five~)

When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter four~)

*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story.       ‘An' if they was just good ol’ boys, out for a hunt,’ Hunter argued with himself, back once more on the same route of the previous night, ‘then why the needle? Ain’t no … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter four~)

When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter three~)

*This is a short companion story to the novel The Reputation of Booya Carthy. It may contain spoilers apropos to the original story.     On his way the previous night to find a boarding house, Hunter had rolled through the Delta National Forest on the route road. With the sun setting over the plantations, the poplars … Continue reading When The Last Leaves Fall (~chapter three~)