Short stories

*UPDATE June 2021 – ‘Hammered’ has been published by Fairlight Books, read it here.*

Above the archway

Rosa is a lifelong amateur photographer but now her eyesight is failing. This is a story about the hobbies, dreams and friendships that last a lifetime.


Catch

Jane has been grieving Anna’s friendship, abruptly lost after her wedding day. Five years later, she’s still angry about the lack of explanation, but when she finally gets the chance to confront Anna it’s not at all what she was expecting. This is a story about life events that test friendships, even the best ones.


Hammered

Now published by Fairlight Books, click here to read.

Chloe is addicted to buying shoes, whilst inadvertently making colleagues redundant during the pandemic. Jon, now redundant, is increasingly escaping into alcoholism. Their stories start to overlap as they tackle their lockdown demons. This is a story about addiction, running and redundancy.


Not at home

Emma struggles to feel at home with people old or new since she developed social anxiety. During this story in three parts, she finds a new way home and it’s not to the place she thought it was.


A little green

Hayley is holidaying in Morocco with her boyfriend and friends – away from it all but not from her restless self. Some unexpected bad news is the catalyst to her accepting change in life and finally growing up.


Well-being

A flash fiction piece centred around heavily pregnant Sally’s daily walk, via an ancient well storied to have healing waters, which takes an unexpected twist.


He’s always late

A time poor daughter.

A father who can’t keep to time.

But it’s the mother who is really short on time as they approach the end of her life story.


Friday, I’m in love

A tale of student life and love in the 1990s, when Ellie meets Tim in a club one random Friday night and it starts a love that will stand the age old tests of time and distance.


Daisy diversity

A short story told through the eyes of eight-year old Leila, as her family emigrates from England to the Middle East on the late 1970s bohemian trail in search of a different way of life.