Category: Short Stories

Blackcurrant Jelly

Blackcurrant Jelly

  Donald drummed his fingers against the steering wheel of his Ford Focus, his eyes fixed on the school entrance.  Any minute now, those doors would fly open and hundreds of happy kids would stream out, overjoyed at their freedom. Then he would see his Suzie emerge, alone and despondent from the challenges she’d had…

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DIY Dodger – A Wrekin Writer Double!

DIY Dodger – A Wrekin Writer Double!

The latest issue of The Weekly News has a story in it I’ve written called DIY Dodger (well, they say ‘write about what you know’). And I’m delighted to see that I share the fiction slot with Julie Phillips. Julie and I both go to the Wrekin Writers group, and we’ve been wondering whether it…

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Teatime Tales

Teatime Tales

My next collection of short stories, previously published in a variety of women’s magazines and other outlets, is now available, as is a box set of both volumes. Teatime Tales Series

Alfie Dog Stories

Alfie Dog Stories

Two of my short stories (Fledgelings, and Wiggle, Waggle, Woggle) have gone live on the Alfie Dog website today, for you to download to your reading device for the princely sum of 39p each! Enjoy.

What A Dough Nut!

What A Dough Nut!

The Incredible Hulk stood on Sarah’s doorstep, staring down at her. “A deal’s a deal, luv,” he said. “I shook hands with your husband. We agreed. If you don’t give me the dough in the next two hours, this builder isn’t rising to the job.”

A Job For Life

A Job For Life

The clock in the servant’s hallway chimed six. Havers bent down and picked up the middle of the three highly-polished, black pair of brogues lined up against the wood panelled wall. His eyes lingered on the pair to the right. Mr Birks’ shoes. As Head Butler, Birks’ shoes were a more ornate than Havers’. The…

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Deadly Good Stories in Murder in the Sun

Deadly Good Stories in Murder in the Sun

Look out for a one-off publication, just out in the shops, called Murder in the Sun. It contains 23 crime stories, including my own Cops & Robbers and Mickey Mouse. The magazine is priced at £2.99 and can be bought directly from here.

The Icing On The Cake!

The Icing On The Cake!

Check out the June 2014 issue of Women’s Weekly Fiction Special, which carries my short story – The Icing On The Cake … “I’d wanted nothing but the best for my daughter on her special day. Instead, it had been a near disaster. A letter is called for – a stiff one!”  

What Comes After The Naughty Step?

What Comes After The Naughty Step?

Things were going from bad to worse in the family home, and poor Matthew didn’t know what to do … “Sitting outside again Matthew?  That’s the second time this week,” Sophie said, putting an arm around her neighbour.