Last Drawer On The Right

I sat down on the old cracked leather sofa, thinking. This house is mine, now. After all this time. I came here as a kid, played here, spent my first Christmas gurgling and laughing on the very floor I’m staring at. When I was eight I ate too many Easter eggs and had to spend […]

Behind The Scenes: Harold Green Is Dead

This was an odd one. I started feeling unwell on Thursday afternoon – some kind of stomach problem (I’m prone to them) – and this continued right through the weekend and into this week (in fact, I’m still fighting it this Thursday evening, a week later). Anyhow, I somehow made myself plough through it while flying on painkillers.

Harold Green Is Dead

Evelyn opened the office door, and walked over to the desk. What Evelyn intended to say on opening the office door was a simple few words: “Here’s your tea, Mr Green – will there be anything else?” But Harold Green was dead. That was for sure. The bullet hole in his forehead was a bit […]

Behind The Scenes: The Enemy Within

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “The Enemy Within. Please read the original story first if you want to avoid spoilers… First off, an apology for the lateness of this post. It was supposed to be ready Wednesday, but Wednesday got consumed by “other things” (read, real life). Then Thursday got […]

The Enemy Within

Carter woke up, blearily rubbing his eyes. He could hear the television on in the other room again. “I gotta get some better help for this,” he muttered. “Or some better sleeping pills.” He considered for a moment whether to get out of bed and turn the television off, and realised it wasn’t just the […]

Behind The Scenes: Xeme

If you want to avoid spoilers, please read the original story – Xeme – before reading this post. First off, apologies for this post being a day late. That’s really been a bit unavoidable as a great deal of my evenings this week have been spent moving to new web hosting. The new design was […]

Xeme

“What is that?” Frank asked, pointing. “It’s a xeme,” the bald man said. “Also known as a fork-tailed gull, or Sabine’s gull.” “Is it real?” “Stuffed, of course,” the man said. “It’s about twenty or more years old, I’m really not sure off the top of my head. Came from a retired soldier or something […]

Behind The Scenes: Warrington

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Warrington“. Please feel free to read that first, if you want to avoid spoilers… This is 28th story of the year, so it’s the second of the stories using the random letter. Again, I copped out and made it a character’s name – sorry. Warrington […]

Warrington

“Can you tell me the way to the castle?” The man behind the bar scratched at his moustache and looked at the customer doubtfully. “Why do you want to go there?” the bartender asked. “He’s a crazy old man.” “I’m a journalist,” the man said. “Paul Rossi. I’ve been asked to interview him.” The bartender […]

Behind The Scenes: Marooned

This is the “Behind The Scenes” post for the story “Marooned“. Please feel free to read that first, if you want to avoid spoilers… This is the first story of the second half, and I wanted to open with something a bit different. I’d had the idea for this story in my head for a […]