March 1, 2020

When she was young her parents had parted.  They had been unhappy anyway, but as is often the way in ailing marriages, rather than ending it before anything forced the situation, they waited until one of them had an affair, adding betrayal and recrimination to an alrea...

January 29, 2020

What's wrong with this question???

I'm not as much of a stickler for grammar and perfection in the use of the English language as my editor - probably because I'm not as knowledgable as her in either... I'm just a dumb writer who dreams up stories.  But I do have some g...

December 27, 2019

It was dark as she left the office, the wind chill as she zipped up her collar, and the puddles on the road alive with falling rain.  

Squinting ahead through the smear of the wipers into the glare of oncoming vehicles, her eyeballs felt sore as the heavy lids scraped o...

November 1, 2019

Damien, the character described on the back cover of The Japson Club as ‘wickedly disarming one moment, and boorishly indifferent the next’, is a chap who conjures up strong – and very mixed - feelings in my readers (some choice remarks shared here!).  He has a pretty...

The cloying smell of heavy bunker oil pervaded the air as the Quartermaster pulled back the weighty steel passenger door in the side of the cruise ship. Wisps of violet grey dawn light chinked in through the steadily widening maw, bringing with them an already overbear...

August 31, 2019

There was something wrong…surely there must be?  Why didn’t she feel any sadness?  She had laughed across the boardroom table with her colleagues.  They had been enjoying the light relief of ridiculing their entitled, psychotic clients who were so busy sweating the mic...

July 31, 2019

Chapter 1 – Night Terrors

The darkness was intense.  The sound of dripping water echoed on walls she couldn’t see.  The chill air was musty and dank; still, stale and earthy, like she was underground.  Somehow she knew there was another person there, though just an unse...

June 30, 2019

Floating on the ripples in the docks, seagulls busily pruned their immaculate feathers,

and the naked glare of the morning sun glinted off the water, penetrating the boardroom windows.  Anna sat straight in one of the chairs round the large rectangular meeting table, g...

May 31, 2019

So you’ve been doing yoga classes a while, and you’re seeing the benefits…

Or maybe you never tried it… Maybe you wouldn’t touch it with a barge-pole…

But do you really know what it is?  Most people think it’s a form of exercise which helps you get stretchier and firms u...