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Marigold Sky

I didn’t care that England’s new Prince wasn’t a Windsor. I didn’t care that I would be on the next purge list. I just wanted to walk by the track

The Last Lecture

This is the first in a trilogy of short stories: On BBC HARDtalk 28th March 2013, Daniel Dennet, philosopher & cognitive scientist tells Stephen Sacker that religion is like “the common cold” and that humans need to be cured of … Continue reading

Future Lessons

Michael was late for school again. He hurried across the bridge, over a river thick with green algae, and past the old library. Then he took a short cut across the old railway line, even though he’d been told not … Continue reading

The Red Bear

A short story about two lovers, a sofa and numerous bungee chords.

Fighting Over Scraps

“Sorry,” said Jonathan. “I think I was getting a bit cranky because I was hungry.”


a story about the relationship between a boy and his grandfather

Running Away from Butlins

Wanting to escape from her weekend trip to Butlins, a young women ventures out onto the beaches of Minehead to see what she can find.

I Don’t Believe It!

A discussion of religious belief reveals that one individual has very strong views on the subject…

Portos and the Greedy Vendor

The vendor got home and was glad that his trick had worked. Then he sat on his chair and ate the fruits. But as he thought that life was bed of roses, he strayed away.

I Don’t Know How You Do It

A meal out for a married couple has unexpected consequences.

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