Could, Not Should

Ahead of its release on 26/10/2020, here is another in a series of short stories to promote The Lightning Thesaurus, my next book. Tal watched the pub, huddled against the rain underneath a cloak which had more patches than cloak to its name. His hand strayed to the knife in his belt, touching it for … Continue reading Could, Not Should

STORIES – A Ron Brandywood Encounter

A Ron Brandywood Encounter. Garvin gnawed the chicken leg. He made small, wet noises of appreciative mastication as Ron watched the fire. Screening out the noises was a meditative practice, and at least the noises were coming from the end he could see.  Once he had cracked open the bone and sucked out the marrow, … Continue reading STORIES – A Ron Brandywood Encounter

Jenny as a cloud.

Ellie had missed four calls from Jenny. The afternoon had been a gauntlet of customers, each armed with their own set of complaints, which Ellie handled with a grim politeness. The efforts to maintain it drained her, and she still had the kids to deal with, let alone Jenny. She let each call drift into … Continue reading Jenny as a cloud.

To Be Good In All Things

The universe conspired to make me late for work again.'I've gone over the spreadsheet, Kevin, everything matches up. Look, I'll call Redman when I get in, okay, I have to go.'I ended the call. It took me just long enough to switch the radio on again when another call came through. The first few bars … Continue reading To Be Good In All Things

Save The Leon

Leon went into David’s office at five to twelve.  The firing window. Five minutes before the scheduled break so the dismissed employee left without facing attention or questions. It kept them off the phone and didn’t mean facing supporters with their impending termination taking the brakes off their opinions.  Your job was to deliver a … Continue reading Save The Leon

Boody is out now

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B08GH3HPQS&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_FTfqFbV0MJMVY&tag=mbb2808-21 When a teenage girl's adolescent behaviour turns sinister, her desperate parents turn to an unlikely source of aid.