Short Stories

Welcome to my Short Stories page. You will find tales of love and of prejudice, passion and fear, jealousy and empathy, deception and devotion; characters to despise or to inspire. You can share in their mirth or uncover their deepest secrets, even their fantasies. Allow a reality television personality to take you on a trip through the ‘Calamari’; a rogue satnav trace an impossible route for a weary traveller; a father and boy stranded in the South Pacific ocean; a mother who would do anything it takes to save her family from destruction; a man who is trying to find an equation to freeze time; and three ‘ladies’ attempting to outwit each other . . . while drunk. Whichever story you choose, I hope that you enjoy it.


 

Former sergeant Jacob Helland is on the run, evading justice for crimes committed against inmates at Parchman Farm Penitentiary. A mysterious Englishman has employed a bounty hunter to track him, determined that Helland be held accountable for his felonies against the constitution. As the bounty hunter closes in, he begins to realise that disappearing isn’t Helland’s motivation for elusion.

 


 

An unprecedented series of terror attacks have hit Europe: exploding mobile phones that release lethal gases. As the news of loss of life unfolds, Gwen Blissett realises that she has ordered one of the deadly devices.

 


 

The party girl of the office, Jodie’s late nights have to stop if she wants to keep her job. Usually it’s just a hangover that shocks her in the morning. Not this morning . . .

 


 

It is the time of war. Marie has been sent away, to ensure her safety. But in a changing world, all must change.

 


 

Colin Babb has a penchant for prostitutes, but has found himself tiring of the same routines. He feels that it’s time to try something new and exciting. So he books a session with Madame Colti.

 


 

We all need a special place to go to when we’re down. As Jeremy struggles to process the greatest loss of his life, he seeks understanding from an ancient Japanese pine.

 


 

Augustus Drake has an ambitious dream, which nothing will stop him achieving . . . except, maybe, his madness

Augustus Drake has an ambitious dream, which nothing will stop him achieving . . . except, maybe, his madness

 


 

A ghost story for Christmas. It's more dangerous when the lights are on.

A ghost story for Christmas.
It’s more dangerous when the lights are on.

 


 

It can take losing everything to appreciate what you've got.

It can take losing everything to appreciate what you’ve got.

 


 

What starts as a game can end with vengeance.

What starts as a game can end with vengeance.

 


 

Even when you all live beneath one roof, how well do you really know your family?

Even when you all live beneath one roof, how well do you really know your family?

 


 

In the cold mist, revenge will be done

In the cold mist, revenge will be done

 


 

Andy Durden was already having a bad day. But it's about to get much worse . . .

Andy Durden was already having a bad day. But it’s about to get much worse . . .

 


 

Ever felt like you're on the journey from hell?

Ever felt like you’re on the journey from hell?

 


 

Would you trust a stranger who came to stay?

Would you trust a stranger who came to stay?

 


 

When you have little left to do in life, what else is there to do but drink?

When you have little left to do in life, what else is there to do but drink?

 


 

He loves Louise. Louise loves him. So what could possibly come between them?

He loves Louise. Louise loves him. So what could possibly come between them?

 


 

On a freezing night, Arthur has gone missing from his home. If he can't be found before sunrise, surely he will perish in the cold.

On a freezing night, Arthur has gone missing from his home. If he can’t be found before sunrise, surely he will perish in the cold.

 


 

Life is often tougher than you make it on yourself. Not for Mal.

Life is often tougher than you make it on yourself. Not for Mal.

 


 

Where is there to hide when the wild bites back?

Where is there to hide when the wild bites back?

 


 

When you step on to the wrong turf, you've got be prepared for anything: fight or flight?

When you step on to the wrong turf, you’ve got be prepared for anything: fight or flight?