Stories And Poetry


Welcome to these examples of my writing. They include competition winners and some as yet unpublished pieces that have evolved from writers' group challenges.

May Day Mayhem

Miss Murdoch told us that May Day is celebrated around the world as a festival of happiness and joy at the coming of summer. Then she threatened to skin us alive if we put a single foot wrong in front of the parents.

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More stories and poems appear regularly in print and online. Follow my blog for new pointers and brand new ones, and if you enjoy what you read, don't forget that you can find many more in my eBooks for Amazon Kindle and most other devices.

The 20th century has just dawned when David is apprenticed to a Yorkshire coal miner. But what of the younger brothers and sister he has been forced to leave behind in their London workhouse? Will he ever see them again?
If you can't be famous, be infamous. Wheelchair bound after a tragic accident, revenge is on Kaz's mind when she joins the school trip to Paris...

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Not far from Paris lies the village of Saint-André-la Forêt, where three English schoolgirls disappear without trace during the summer of 1965.

Twenty years later, a stranded traveller stumbles across a skeleton in the nearby forest and ignores local people's warnings to leave well alone. The secrets she uncovers, some dating back to the darkest days of World War 2, are more than enough to put her own life in danger.

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Your handy guide to writing 'fillers' for magazines and newspapers. Discover why keeping your camera and notebook on hand can be more profitable than you might think, how to make readers' letter pages work for you and the art of putting a new slant on old wisdom.