"I can almost hear Ophiuchus laughing from the stars. A nasty sibilant kind of snigger."
Tilebury Harbinger - Horoscope
"The Mark was on my arm behind the elbow. At first it seemed like just another patch of dry skin, rough to the touch and hard to see."
Markham's Disease, Horror
"Harriet Morton was a fake, through and through. She had so perfected her frauds over ninety-three years that they were now an integral part of everything she did."
In a High-End Guesthouse by the Sea, Crime
"The purple dragon had stolen a small herd of sheep yesterday and was consequently still full and occasionally burping up wool-balls."
Gwenda and the Purple Dragon, Fables
"Unhesitatingly I would hand it over. Restitutio in Integrum the lawyers might say."
I found a Book, Crime
"As long as you have set your ambition as being "I don't want to be laughed at" you will be okay."
Tilebury Harbinger - Wellbeing
"'Earn yer money first, kid. Only after - be a hippie.'"
Sage Counsel of a Solar Panel Serviceman, Crime
"The black-eyed old man leant forward and, with deliberation, offered his right hand, palm down, to the centre of the candle's flame."
The Elemental, Horror
"Those guys weren't, in any way, sensible and, with them, what 'must have happened,' never actually did. Basically, it wasn't ever like you think it should have been, if you hear about it after."
The Flowering, Horror
Very short stories.
A opportunistic thief sees a chance to get at the Diva's diamonds. Would be crime.
Visits from the pastor to a suffering boy. Horror.
Two bodies, one punt. Whodunnit crime.
Something rare has left its tracks in the sand. Horror.
In the Sultan's city all the bells are ringing. Humour.
Can you afford not to be part of it? Humour.
Energy, freedom and fulfilment in movement.
A deal struck in the dark.
Time does not change.
The magic of a moustache.