A Stranger At Eight

(Image by Ben Fleeson from Pixabay) As I’m away this week, here’s one I prepared earlier. This is an old story now, but it was the second one I ever sold, back in the days when they paid decent rates and didn’t grab your rights. I was paid £100 for this story back in the 1980s, when there were a lot of stories like this one about. Who was this strange woman who wanted to see Henry? More importantly, why? Henry […]

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Arrivederci Roma

(Image by Michele Caballero Siamitras Kassube from Pixabay) As I’m away this week, here’s one I prepared earlier. This is one of my favourite short stories and it still makes me laugh when I read it. I don’t know why it didn’t sell to a magazine. Perhaps it was my green letterhead… It was the holiday of a lifetime. Or maybe it wasn’t. It was certainly memorable. “No wonder this holiday was so cheap,” grumbled Gaynor. “We’ve had the noisiest hotels, the lumpiest […]

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