Story

The Elf Who Fell off the Shelf

Ezekiel wasn’t like other elves. He had been placed on a shelf by a human, charged with ‘watching over’ the children, with a view to discerning the ‘...

The Cave Chapter 1

Shawn was tired of walking. He was tired of China. He had been tired of being back in China since he arrived at the airport two days prior. The...

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (91) Christmas Plans

“I fancy something to eat” she said and the movement of her head caused the golden earrings to glint in the Christmas candlelight.
Cherry

a new recklessness

It was cold that day, Helen remembered that. She was in a hurry, cycling to work. She was always in a hurry then. Too much of a hurry to notice the...

Yvonne Makin’s House of Fun – (27) Voyeurs, Swingers and Soldiers (Part 14)

The morning after their very memorable military manoeuvers they were sitting in their room wearing only bathrobes eating their room service scrambled eggs on toast and drinking coffee.
Gold cherry

The Sooty Problem

I was woken early by a hammering on my back door. I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs, where I found Alun with a yellow glove puppet on his left...

Long Tooth (Part 3 of 4)

Let me step back for a moment. Narratively speaking. That book, the hide-bound hammer that Doeg the Edomite somehow has, is the work of Jacobus...

Buddy Drops the Mike

The bullshit political correctness regarding bigotry, racism, sexism, homophobia, drinking, smoking and ass grabbing had deprived Buddy (the Bulldog...

Dream sequence

The same sequence. Jem and I watch the lights move across the valley like festival lanterns, floating, drifting in the dark. Then a hum, becoming...