Portfolio Category: Short Stories

The Shadow Thieves

The Shadow Thieves

Sadie Phillips makes her war effort at London Archives. Her boyfriend died and she needs to know why. If she can’t figure it out, the Nazis could win the war.

Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers

Mikke can’t remember a time before The War. Can’t imagine a time after. Can he find hope and a way to move on?

The Second Son Squad

The Second Son Squad

Abby Fisher wakes in the body of a girl masquerading as a boy at a Military Academy. She must figure out why she’s there before she can go home. But ...
The Mince Pie Mystery

The Mince Pie Mystery

Ginger’s the office Go-To Girl. Can get it done almost before you ask. But can she discover who stole the mince pies? A howdunnit office mystery for Christmas.

The Pseudonym’s Bride

The Pseudonym’s Bride

Celeste Baillieu’s husband has a secret. And it’s not that he’s rubbish at renovation. When she starts taking the cottage apart, she finds a body. And that’s just the start ...
Phoenix Child

Phoenix Child

Poor Asling’s grave had a rudimentary marker. So different to the future Aiden had dated to imagine for her. A heart-warming tale of love and loss, and finding family where ...
Paytons Run

Paytons Run

Payton likes her elegant, intimidating uniform. Respects the authority it gives her. Wants to pass her physical final without harming it. Her career is on the line. Her life too. ...
Calling it a Day

Calling it a Day

Hard-arsed detective Captain Maeryn Prothero is on the case. Battling her fragmented memories. Can she save herself before the Security Directorate does?

Waylon’s Way

Waylon’s Way

Waylon was a changeling. Now a journeyman tailor. He journeys the world for three years and a day. Sleeping in ditches. Hedgrows are the best. But ditches can slay as ...
Needy Bitch

Needy Bitch

Sam is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s death. His dog does too. Somehow, they have to find a way to start living again.

Honeymoon Disaster

Honeymoon Disaster

A yellow orange line frames the sunset landscape. Clouds partially conceal the summer blue sky. Junie’s just become Mrs Franco Visille Jnr. It’s a blissful first day of the rest ...
Long Weekend in the Snow

Long Weekend in the Snow

The perfect romantic getaway – a beautiful cosy cottage in the mountains. Cold, alone and hungry, city girl Jennifer waits for Justin to return with supplies. A terrifying tale of ...
Lady of the Looking Glass

Lady of the Looking Glass

Jessica wakes alone in a strange room. With no idea how she got there. Ffeels ill. Confused. Uncertain. What does the beautiful boy with mesmerising blue eyes have to ...
Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death

She saw Him in a dimly lit restaurant booth, watching her over the rim of his glass of red wine. When she looked again. He was gone. No sign He ...
Devil You Don’t Know

Devil You Don’t Know

Zelda Smith. Ordinary girl. Falls asleep in a quiet room. Three Scott Fitzeralds. One wakes her with a kiss. One sees her barefoot in a hotel lobby. One stares longlingly. ...
The Trembling Tower

The Trembling Tower

In the heart of the city, Helene King is looking for a sanctuary. She finds a small apartment in a deligtful Edwardian building. Fit for a fairy tale princess. Ridiculously ...
The Palace Hotel

The Palace Hotel

Diana sits in a roadhouse in the middle of nowhere. An oasis in the desert with great lattes. At a crossroad. With a decision to make. Will she take the ...