Monthly Archives: May 2010

Happy families…?

HAPPY  FAMILIES. I suppose  it  would  be  unfair  to  use  his  full  name,  although  why  he  should  be  protected  is  anybodies  guess.  Still,  we’ll  refer  to  him  as  simply  Alan. He  was  probably  what  you  would  call  a  lovable  rogue, … Continue reading

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The girl who talked to cats. (Fiction for 5 to 10 years old)

First two chapters of a book for the young and young at heart. Set near the end of the Second World War. THE GIRL WHO TALKED TO CATS CHAPTER ONE. He strutted down the country lane with no care in … Continue reading

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And the teardrop wouldn’t fall. (Fiction story)

AND THE TEARDROP WOULDN’T FALL   From childhood you learn to shield yourself from misfortune, cruelty and any abject encounters that will pull you from this cocoon of innocence. I learnt very early. There are no years in my young … Continue reading

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Worlds Apart (fictional story)

WORLDS  APART It was the middle of March, nineteen fifty-four and Juan Carlos pulled the thick animal fleece tightly around his body. Above the tree line in the Peruvian Andes, this time of year presented a hostile place to live. … Continue reading

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Three’s a crowd (fiction story)

THREE’S A CROWD. (Suspense story) It took maybe a couple of minutes to regain my thoughts. The hysterics had not helped. It was now time for rational thinking. The wide adhesive tape across my mouth gives off a pungent smell, … Continue reading

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The wind cries Mary (fiction story)

THE WIND CRIES MARY   Last week my wife died. I can’t honestly say how many years we’d been together. Does that sound bad? It was over forty, I know that. This autumn evening is the first time I have … Continue reading

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