Stories

Bullies

April 10th, 2019

“See you tomorrow!” Oliver shouts back to his mate as he runs to catch his bus. After they both finish work at the shopping centre near Greg’s house, they usually hang out there, playing video games for a few hours. The pair have been best friends…

Behind the Black Door

March 31st, 2017

Michael is leaning against the fence of Callum’s front garden. He’s been waiting here for about 20 minutes, as Callum had to eat dinner with his family before he is allowed out. During their last lesson of the day, Michael had suggested that the two…

Christmas Poem

December 2nd, 2013

The trees are all but bare, Save steadfast pines which winter months do spare. the nights grow long yet sleep does not prevail for little children set on St Nick’s tale Their windows grow with baited breath opaque as, eyes set skyward, wishes they do…

I Heard Something

August 22nd, 2013

I heard a car brake harshly and turn around. I heard it rev the engine then accelerate back in my direction. I heard it screech to a skidding halt outside. I heard the car doors slam shut. I heard the doorbell ring. I heard my footsteps race down the…

Close Your Eyes

August 15th, 2013

Think of complete darkness. Nothing is visible. A windows opens. It’s bright! Light streams in but you can’t see outside. It’s a white blur. Your eyes now start to wander the room. A bloodied knife! On a table; dead centre of the room. The blood…

Walking Home

February 10th, 2013

As I squeeze my way out of the crowded lift and walk toward the exit, I feel a cool breeze on my face. The working week is over. Stepping outside I see that it’s raining, I don’t have an umbrella. I lift the hood of my fleece jacket and accept that…

Tiberius + Isabel

March 12th, 2012

As I stand with my toes hanging over the edge, I look down into the void and think about the choices that have lead me here… to this very spot… to the end… I open my eyes to see the most wonderful day I have seen to date. Clear deep blue skies with…

Occupied

February 22nd, 2012

Jessica sits looking out of her bedroom window, watching the crowds of people outside. There are lots of flashing lights; police cars and ambulances. All their attention is drawn to her best friend’s house across the street. She watches as two…

Waiting

January 3rd, 2012