Mornington-By-Mere – (53) Strangers on a Train (Part 02)

George and Tracey spent their first twenty minutes together exchanging glances, his of curiosity mixed with desire, and hers of coquettishness. But then the motion of the train began to lull him off, and when the long blinks had set in he slept, and while he slept he dreamt, and all his dreams were about the girl in the lemon dress.

Snippets of Downshire Life – Margarita Day

Downshire is a relatively small English county but that didn’t bother its inhabitants, the may not have been the biggest but they were in no doubt that it was the best, and that belief was no truer than in the southern town off Abbottsford which was Downshire’s administrative capital and the seat of the Downshire government.

Mornington-By-Mere – (53) Strangers on a Train (Part 01)

The Varney’s lived in the small country village of Mornington-By-Mere in the Finchbottom Vale nestled between the Ancient Dancingdean Forest and the rolling Pepperstock Hills.
Gold cherry

Reflections of You

A short story of 1000 words (Creative Commons image)

Downshire Diary – (51) Heatherlands – Doctor in the House (Part 04)

Clarisse returned after about twenty minutes with the drinks and Chris gave her a good appraising look as she walked in, as had become his habit, but this time she was wearing a different outfit,

Elysia: The Wasteworld (3-2)

"You know who they are?" I couldn't lie. A mild feeling of betrayal washed over me. Why couldn't she have told me about them before? "I told you to...

Elysia: The Wasteworld (3-1)

We meet some new friends, but we are unaware of what calamity is about to befall us...

Downshire Diary – (51) Heatherlands – Doctor in the House (Part 03)

Clarisse lived in the village of Heathervale in a six bedroom converted farmhouse that was originally her marital home which she now shared with her stepdaughter Josie and although she was a lonely widow she was blessed because she and Josie had a very close relationship.


All he could see was a sea of endless white. Whilst the never-ending blizzard raged on, the wind was wailing, its voice raw as that of an apparition...

Downshire Diary – (51) Heatherlands – Doctor in the House (Part 02)

Clarisse had been married to Edward Lowe, who had been an eminent surgeon in Downshire, he had also been twenty years older when he married her and he had two children from his first marriage, Josie being the oldest.