FICTION

SHORT STORIES

AN HONEST REVIEW –  Fiction Factory Short Story Competition 2018/2019 Longlist

Beryl is due to retire at the end of the next term and has been working on a novel.  From the rather steamy pieces she has been reading to us, she could well be Didsbrook’s answer to E. L. James.

BROKEN

A young doctor takes a sabbatical on the west coast of the USA to try to come to terms with the death of her partner and parents in a car accident.  Framed for a murder she didn’t commit, she takes refuge in the criminal underbelly to escape arrest.

THE ONE

Lucy takes a walk to the pub on a glorious summer evening with the new man in her life and opens her heart to tell him how she is feeling about him, her adulterous accountant ex-boyfriend and life in general.

SAVING GRACE – Stand Up to Cancer

A fictional tribute to one of my oldest friends who lost her battle in 2018.  A fictional tribute to one of my oldest friends who lost her battle in 2018. The only similarity to our relationship, which I hope shines through, is the humour we always shared together.

FINALLY FREE

It was inevitable really… two nineteen-year-olds and their baby living under the same roof as her mother; was never going to work.

MY CHRISTMAS CAROL

Christmas has always made me think of the beach and palm trees.  Even as a child I used to fantasise about escaping to a deserted beach.