The priest held the heavy wooden chest tightly as the carriage bumped along the path. The coachman whipped the horses, travelling at breakneck speed. They emerged from the forest and the pace relaxed. Out from the cover of the trees, no-one would dare ambush them now. The wheels rattled as they ran over the cobbled stones … Continue reading LOCKSLEY
Steve hated Halloween. He hated dressing up. He hated Big Al's Pizza Emporium. All three had conspired to have him standing in the street dressed as a furry Frankenstein's Monster holding a placard that read: 'Big Al's Pizza Emporium: Halloween Special - All You Can Eat For £5' He couldn't get to the irritating itch on … Continue reading HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
At the end of the secure tunnel the gate had been left open. Jess stood at the other end of the tunnel and tried to judge the distance. A hundred metres? She edged forward. Glancing up above the walls at the steel fencing, she sensed she was being watched. A sudden flurry outside - snarling, shrieking … Continue reading HUNTED
Bill and Trevor stared at the unwanted trailer and the selection of large orange oblate spheroids within it. 'Who attaches a trailer to the back of a pickup anyway? How was I to know?' Trevor moaned. 'This time of year, apparently, it's the local pumpkin farmer.' Bill paused. 'Hide the pickup in the back. We'll … Continue reading DO PUMPKINS SINK OR FLOAT?
The new Buckingham Palace looked exactly like the old one had from the air. The last remnants of the construction site had almost gone, only a large fence remained, to be removed before the official opening next week. The pilot brought the Boeing 787 Dreamliner round in another long circle over the city as he waited … Continue reading REBUILDING