Tag: short story
A Material Girl
This week’s short story contribution from the archives: She did not remember when it began. At first it was not a fear – not as such; but just a nagging sensation that something she had accepted without question for so long, was no longer quite right. Ella considered this as she loaded the washing machine…
Parfitt’s Island – a chronicle in four parts: Part Three.
There was little about Rowena’s island house these days to remind her of its crofting roots: in the space of a few months she had installed central heating, a kitchen the mere contemplation of which would have made her blush not so long ago, triple glazing, and many other features of the cossetted life. All-in-all,…
Parfitt’s Island – a chronicle in four parts: Part Two.
Prince Fuisal was something of a disappointment to Rowena: she had anticipated a thobe of flowing white, a ghutra and a beard. Instead she got a rather affable young man in a business suit, with very little hair at all. Nevertheless, she caught herself curtseying as he greeted her. “Your Highness!” “Ah yes. This is…