Stories And Poetry

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 They include competition winners and some as yet unpublished pieces that have evolved from writers' group challenges.

Back To The Fruit Bowl!

  Fans of the American cartoonist Cathy Guisewise might already be familiar with the following joke: A woman bursts out of the changing room clutching a discarded garment and screaming, “$125 for this? Every year the bathing suits get smaller and the prices get higher!” “Didn’t fit, huh?” sympathises her friend. “Are you kidding? If […]

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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.

A working holiday in France for so little? “It sounds too good to be true,” says Daisy’s mother, but her warning falls on deaf ears.
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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