Short stories

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

Catch

Holly 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. Jon, now redundant, is increasingly escaping into alcoholism. In this story about addiction, running and redundancy, their stories start to overlap as they tackle their lockdown demons.


Love grows here

Gemma is navigating motherhood in a digital world; as fast as her love for her boy, Jayden, grows so too do her fears for him finding a love of his own when he spends so much time online. This is a story of how love somehow does still grow, despite our phone addictions and the pervasion of technology in our lives.


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.


Not at home

Freya 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.


Above the archway

Elena 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.


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.


It ended at the start

A flash fiction piece about the fleeting connection of a newly acquainted couple walking across London after celebrating New Year’s Eve together. Click to read.