Everybody who loves stories will probably have grown up with fairy tales. I know I did. A lot of the famous authors we know and love today are fans of fairy tales. This includes the likes of C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.R.R. Tolkien. In fact, Charles Dickens said that fairy tales kept him ever… Continue reading Fun Facts about Fairy tales
Love short stories, which is of course what this blog is all about!
This is the shortest story from ‘Tales of Crime & Violence‘, (Volume 1) which falls into the ‘Violence’ category… but not how you may initially think… which is all part of what these books are about.
I pulled the car to a halt, two wheels on the grass verge and switched the engine off.
Immediately the engine died the radio seemed dreadfully loud.
So strange the way you get used to the noise of a running engine. The way your mind cancels out the rhythmic growling.
I wondered if it was always that; way if we have the ability to disregard repetitive or intrusive sounds?
I mean, did the cavemen do such? Was there a need? Maybe during a storm or a gale, they could close their ears to the sound of the howling winds or the consistent noise of heavy rainfall…
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by Suzi Albracht I have had experiences with ghosts and the paranormal all my life. I have heard voices, seen apparitions, and felt their cold touch on my flesh. This ghost story is one I will never forget because it was the one time a ghost wrapped his cold, gnarled fingers around my throat. I… Continue reading Cold Fingers
A short, very short story by Paul White. Rather alluring and evocative, I think. It's been a while since I've shared a short story, if you have one, or seen one you think would be a good fit here, let me know using the contact form and then I can share it here. Search for… Continue reading Behind the Paint
by Karen J Mossman I was at Pedro’s house and we were making out on the sofa. My head was back, my neck stretched in pleasure, my eyes flicked open and there was his mother looking through the window. I don’t think any of us recovered from that as I made a quick exit. Now… Continue reading A Good Son
I was reading a book not long ago set in sixties America. A young girl, aged about sixteen travelled on a bus across several states with her mother and younger sister. On the bus she meets a young military man and has to sit next to him. They strike up a friendship and over the… Continue reading Do you believe in love at first sight?
I think humour is very important in stories, at least they are in mine, because life is full of humour. We, as humans can find humour in all sorts of things, even the macbre. I recall the days before Social Media when something bad happened, you suddenly found bad jokes being sent to your mobile… Continue reading Finding Humour
We've all travelled on a coach or bus in our youth when we were young and carefree. For me I remember a train ride where four of us went on a day trip to Alderley Edge, in Cheshire. A area where the 'Edge' provides magnificent views as well as a few interesting caves along the… Continue reading A Bus Drive Never Forgotten
by Karen J Mossman Today I am interviewing Sarah Lane, founder of Bread UK, and who is also the girlfriend of Manchester United and England player Paul Westermain. “Hello, Sarah, thank you for coming along today.” I put my tape recorder on the table after asking if she minded. “Not at all. All publicity is… Continue reading Interview with a Charity Founder
I was listening to the radio this morning and they were talking about exclusion zones outside abortion clinics. It was appalling to hear how women entering them were being harassed. It must be a difficult decision to have an abortion in the first place. There would be a lot of soul searching beforehand. There are… Continue reading Abortion Protests