A CHANGE OF SCENERY

'Are we there yet?' Archie asked. He was feeling claustrophobic in the hermetically-sealed caravan. Agnes peered out the kitchen window as the countryside whizzed by along the autoroute, 'Not yet, just passed Paris.' 'Maybe we should have picked somewhere closer than the Mediterranean?' 'You wanted warm sunshine and the beach.' Agnes brought the coffee over … Continue reading A CHANGE OF SCENERY

LOCAL HERO

'Always was a wayward child, that one.' 'This is a little something more than wayward.' 'I remember him growing up around here. Always in trouble, stealing sweets, ringing doorbells.' 'I'm not sure that childhood pranks would lead to this.' 'You gotta stop 'em when their young. Learn 'em early to respect people.' 'I wonder how … Continue reading LOCAL HERO

NATIVES

Unbowed, unbroken, persevering. From haunted past to uncertain future. They cling to what little life offers. Restless spirits, wandering. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt was: Restless. Click on the link to read more stories by other writers. If you’re interested in finding out more about my ‘State Trilogy’ novels, I’m … Continue reading NATIVES

IN THE LAND OF THE GIANT GERBILS

Floating along on a bed of epicurean marshmallows, Malcolm IV, king of the giant gerbils, nibbled on a lovely stilton and ordered the destruction of Paris by his army of flying pigs armed with lances and flame throwers. In the Kingdom of the Glowing Eggs, the latest crop of chimeras - half voluptuous maidens, half … Continue reading IN THE LAND OF THE GIANT GERBILS