Cover Artwork & Design by Lewis Bates
In this, my second anthology, I will take you on another trip into the world of my imagination.
Fans of science fiction will rub shoulders with those of crime, the paranormal, romance, humour and horror.
‘Short Stories Volume Two’ is another book for the coffee break, or simply to while away the time on a warm summer day.
Be prepared to laugh, cry, shrink with fear as you listen for those bumps in the night, and fly away into outer space as you travel through the wormholes of your own mind.
This collection of twenty-six stories is the second rollercoaster ride which I invite to you take with me.
A Friend in Need
You don’t always realise it at
Nikki and David Spencer were just an ordinary couple. Ordinary that is, until
John Haywood knew that something was amiss. He should have walked away
Trust, once broken, was not something that Harold Coles would willingly give again. Heather McBain, however, was something else and he broke his golden rule for her. The intervention of fate was to be his undoing, and
Cutting the Cloth
Would you know
A chance meeting, a beautiful girl, a melting heart. Haydn Wright was staring at a vision and Chantel Rogers smiled back just for him. So what was is with
Grapes and Wrath
As unhappy marriages went, Linda Bennett's was certainly up
Reading between the lines had never been one of University Grant’s strong points, but you’ll have to do more than your fair share with this one to see the funny side of the matter.
Silence, stealth and senses on high alert. Patience, and just waiting for
Christmas is never a good time to be moving home, but when
Layers of Innocence
The stalker had Molly Green running around in circles as she struggled to come to terms with
The face in
Needle in a Haystack
It’s bad enough looking for a needle in haystack, but when it turns up unexpectedly that’s a bonus. The man standing before Amie Napolis was
One last look at
Steve Hackett was about to wipe
The Damocles Legacy
The invaders have come. They’re up
The Smell of Fear
Mickey was a peaceful kind of individual, and never had much time for bullies. That was before George turned up and started taking a more than passing interest in Molly. This was
The Spiders and Johnny Bailes
“The only thing preventing
A Dish Served Cold
A sudden and unprovoked attack, witnesses nowhere to be seen, and a police force seemingly powerless to act. Ben’s murder could not go unpunished, and Jessie Masoner had all the tools he needed to effect revenge.
The News at 1066
In our age of high-speed satellite communication, news gathering is almost instantaneous, but for those reporting events in earlier times, weeks or even months may have passed before any details emerged. The circumstances surrounding the Norman invasion of England, if related using modern technology, may have sounded something like this.
Jumping to Conclusions
One last cigarette and it would all be over. It had been over for a while already, but the conclusion that Gerald Richmond had jumped to was not the correct one for him.
Behind Closed Doors
What was the significance of the doors in Sandra Devine’s dream? She had forgotten all about them until The New York holiday brought the memory flooding back.
The Sins of Charlotte Swinscoe
She had never considered herself to be a bad person, so what was it that was drawing Charlotte Swinscoe to Daniel Thorpe when she was a happily married woman?
John Gurnhill had always been one for a good fancy dress party, but his encounter with the beautiful fairy was one which brought him unexpected consequences, and under the spotlight of the Metropolitan Police and DCI Dennis Marks.
A Cut Above the Rest
An idyllic, peaceful setting in a Derbyshire country park is torn asunder when the bodies begin to appear. Time for the local police, and DS Chris Meade, to get their teeth into the matter.