A Man of the Mountain - The Busy Bee Diner

Need to catch up? Link to the full collection here: 8. The Busy Bee Diner Shirley sat at the...

Who Shot Pastor Boris?(1)

It was Saturday night in the living room of the community house. Sally walked in. "Jezebel, Jezebel," shouted one of the young men. "What's that all...

A cold October breeze

It's the early hours just as the night is lightening for the day to come, I can feel the cold breeze of an october evening prickling at my ears, And...

Its All Good

Its All Good By Paul McCann Well its really hard for me but you say that its all good , So I’ll carry on to do the things I should . IOf its good...

First Impressions

First Impressions Greece, land of the early dusk, before our plane arrives in Corfu. Coming from Britain, clocks two hours forwards; It seems an...

Get It Out

Get It Out By Paul McCann For the road everyone must walk , For the times everyone should talk , For the dreams inside our heart and soul There is a...

59,000% Say Keep Smoking

Written in 2007, just before the introduction of the smoking ban.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (46) Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (Part 01)

Gwen Quinton-Smith lived in Sharpington and had done all of her life and had no desire to live anywhere else. The traditional seaside resort of Sharpington-by-Sea suited her very well with its Victorian Pier, seafront hotels, crazy golf, The Palladium ballroom, well maintained gardens, promenade, theatre and illuminations, all the usual things to have a great time by the seaside, as well as amusement arcades and of course the Sharpington Fun Park.


After almost fifty years of labour

Downshire Diary – (49) The Illusive Muse (Part 02)

Owen left home bright and early so he could touch base with Juliana, who he hadn’t seen for 10 days, since she went away with her family to Greece.

Junior G-Man on Wheels - A Craven Danger Mystery

Craven Danger raised his rolled up newspaper and gave the desk a mighty whack. “I hate spiders!” “Well, let me tell ya somethin’,” said Betty, “he...
Gold cherry
Story of the week


Sarah pushed open the door to the living room. A fan heater threw up a little hot air and re-circulated the stink of cigarettes booze and the acrid...

Opinions on Pigeons

Until recently I never had much time for woodpigeons. They always seemed quite puddingy, birds that galumphed and little else. Once, in the garden, I...

Living With Myself

Here I am, alone with demons again The room devoid of all angels and mortal men No one here to drive away the stares No one listens, no one cares The...

When The Mad Moon Woke

When the mad moon woke, so did the wolf in the wood, singing, beware and hear my howl, I lure all lost ones to my jowls. All who wander out tonight,...


So kiss your daughter And hug your son, Till the night takes your reason And the love burns your bones. They laugh at you now, For a while they still...

Ask Not Why The Wind Blows

Ask Not Why The Wind Blows Speak not of the wind Or where it blows. It roars when it chooses, Rattling rooftops, Shaking the trees. Speak not of the...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 52 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Information on how to pick plants was adapted from a book by C. L. Zalewski Book of Herbs in Magic and Alchemy. Part...

Its All Lost And Found

Its All Lost And Found By Paul McCann Hazy days and crazy ways , when all the moneys spent on food and rent , up the ladder it goes and how fast no...