It's the beginning of October and apart from the fact that it gets dark gone half past seven, there's not much sign of autumn yet. Instead, we have this mellow calm, like a deep breath taken and held. You know it's an illusion. You know it can't last. You know that there'll be rain and gloom and … [Read more...] about Glimpses: A Butterfly Drunk on Sunlight
Free Stories, Snippets and Outtakes
Craving a little light reading with your coffee? You're in the right place. I love writing shorts and ficlets to work out characters or plot points, so here we have a collection of stories, snippets and outtakes featuring:
- Jack and Gareth, Nico and Daniel, Aidan, Alex, Raf, Skylar and the rest of the crew from the Power of Zero series
- Tempest, Max Young and their snarky best friend Min from FanBait
- The FireWorks Security boys: Joel Weston, Kieran Ross, Marius Leven and Gabriel Coelho
- Minel and Falcon from Healing Glass
- Macalla, Bran, Aslan and various other characters from the Dornost Saga
- Hitoshi and Kazuhiro from Warring States
- Raven, Cynthia, Damon and Leigh from the Adepts series
- and, of course, my latest obsession, who doesn't even have a name yet...
While he was in the shower, his pillow had acquired a box. Flat, square, wrapped in green silk and with a silver bow on top. It sat quietly, minding its own business, and yet... Jack's neck grew tight at the sight as if he was under threat. He knew what day it was, of course. Gareth's and his … [Read more...] about Cuffs: A Jack & Gareth Ficlet
I felt a little out of sorts once I've finished and submitted Job Hunt, but I'm pleased to say that this was merely a phase. Jack & Gareth are still firmly with me and the Hunt series is alive and well. We went for a walk along the Grand Union Canal at the weekend. Being by the water is said to … [Read more...] about Canal Hunt
"Fuck! Not you again," Raf moaned as the last person he wanted to see slid into the seat opposite his. "Who did I piss off this time?" It was Friday evening. The bar was busy and Skylar Payne invariably drew attention. Attention Raf neither wanted nor needed. He hadn’t seen Skylar in almost four … [Read more...] about Glimpses: Not you again!
It is said that the truth is another country. They do things differently there. Aidan Conrad, a barrister with a bit of an unexpected sideline for a man of the law, has long been resident of that strange place. The rough-edged barrister has always been intent on getting to the bottom of things. The … [Read more...] about Glimpses: The Truth is Another Country
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the singer warbled and Jack huffed in annoyance. “Yeah, right.” He was sprawled in the deep window seat in Gareth’s kitchen, fiddling with a tablet while Gareth cooked. He wasn’t seriously chasing anything or anyone right then, just tying up lose ends and … [Read more...] about It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: A Jack & Gareth Story