Short Stories.....

 

Short Stories Homepage.

 These stories are a sample of 'Tiny Tales' I've written at various times down the years.  I'll keep adding to them as opportunities occur.  Please click on the titles to find the links and enjoy the read - they're free!  

(copyright of all works is retained by the author)

 

The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep...

A mysterious forest, a dream and a faery legend.  What more can you ask?

 

A Meeting in the Park

Martin believes that at last his lonely life has found a meaning and a friend, for the girl he meets while walking Rufus in the park is all his hopes and all his dreams in one perfect being.  Read how their friendship grows and what happens to Alana and Martin...

Flotsam

A beach somewhere and two children at play - and something half-buried in the sand...

Horlicks

When I mentioned I was thinking of getting a pet for company, I wasn't thinking of getting a bird:  and if I had been thinking about getting a bird, the bird wouldn't have been Horlicks...

Smokedogs

If you were planning a high-powered career in interplanetary geology, Periclea J8 might be the last place you would want to end up.  But if Jaca, the woman you worship is stationed there, you might consider it - and all would be well, if only her boyfriend from university and a true genius were not about to visit....

Parfitt's Island

When the owner of a small Scottish Island declares it an independent state, his wife thinks he's gone mad.  But Julian has plans....

A cheeky romp - suspend your unbelief and just go along for the ride!

Miranda's Feast

Samuel's dull, routine life is suddenly changed when he encounters the fragile and beautiful Miranda.  Can he believe his luck?  Should he believe it?

The Settlement

Archaeologist Jen's dig is near to completion, and after weeks of cold and rain she is happy to be going home.  But then...

Halcyon Days

The old man's faded sight guides him to a place beyond the sea - a place where all those who know him wait....

The Harp

Delphinia Morgan-Jett is a woman of propriety, of substance - a woman with standards.  But then along comes a man with an umbrella!

The Perfect Bear

 Anton Beneskja's fame as a sculptor in wood is unquestioned, but his ambition can sometimes prove daunting to his rich patron.  When he claims he can turn a statuesque old oak in Lord Fortesque's estate into living art, can his Lordship believe him?  And what will be the effect on both their lives?