Bad Man Cometh

For Christmas. ‘The mother’ shifted uncomfortably and a low moan escaped her. “Yes, that’s what your dad became. He wasn’t always like that.” The conduit had opened and the boy was released from his silence. “Was it the bad man who did this? Was it he one with the sweet songs?” A little perturbed, Michael... Continue Reading →

The Dead Of Winter

The one truly overlooked benefit of buying a Volvo was that, as a free introductory gift for a limited period only, every new Volvo estate was sold with a free set of snow chains! Laura had often wondered what the chains were meant to be used for and had resigned herself to never knowing. Michael,... Continue Reading →

Big Footed Naked Guy With Bells

No goodwill to all men. Chris could not wait. As soon as the sky began to lighten, he rushed towards the bedroom into which Graham and Judith had returned. His knocking, so insistent, awoke more than those he had intended to awake. A very tired looking Judith peaked through the gap between door and frame.... Continue Reading →

Lovely Weather For A Sleigh Ride

Together, at last... The Daimler had been a great idea, its drive was as sure as its ultimate destination. Liam had taken it in a moment of outrageous inspiration. A hearse to cart away his dead self. After the attempted assassination, with the thrill of the fight still surging through his veins, Liam had an... Continue Reading →

Oh come all ye…

Come let us rejoice... When Laura woke, she was aware that it had not been a natural break in her sleep, but that something had disturbed her. She listened for clues. They had finally stopped for the night, their ever expanding troop squashed into a tiny cottage which would have been, she was sure of... Continue Reading →

Deck The Trees…

In The Dark Mid-Winter Meanwhile, Graham had limited himself to just a few glasses of the highland nectar. The effect upon him was quite profound after weeks of abstinence and he found the situation most agreeable. What could be better than a winter break, in a beautiful castle with friends? Planning to sight see all... Continue Reading →

Nothing was stirring, not even a Rat.

Merry Christmas from The Piper Those creatures that could hibernate had already done so. The snow lay upon the earth and suspended much that was life. In the bleak midwinter, only those things that needed to move, moved. Without man, without his never ending battle to control nature, without snow ploughs of gritting machines, the... Continue Reading →

For Dark Winter Nights 3

It was the freezing air that tried to enter.  For a moment he stood, transfixed by what had taken place. The world had changed and it was waiting for him. One small step and he was through the door. He wore only flimsy slippers, worn away to the bone. He wanted to turn back. He... Continue Reading →

For Dark Winter Nights 2

Beyond his window was winter. It had finally arrived. A long-awaited smile cracked beneath the surface of his leathered skin. He inhaled the cold air that had perpetrated beyond the pane of glass...at Last.  "So, you have returned to me." The empty world gave no response.  He watched the frozen landscape, and the moon, impaled... Continue Reading →

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