The Christmas Tree

The loft rests quiet and still in the night. Boxes lay hushed and hidden out of sight. Decorations sit, itching to return. Patience is needed, waiting must be learned.   Summer rolls on slowly, bit by bit. Ornaments become bored as they sit. Dreaming of music and candles and bells, They are craving those distinct …

New Year, new you?

As we progress into the next year, and scarily the next decade, for many people it is a time to reflect on the year they have experienced. But for most, it is time to look to the future and make New Year resolutions. Making these have become a long running tradition, despite the fact that …

Shadows

She stumbled across the rough rocks, and looked around apprehensively. Out of the corner of her eye, Alex saw, just for a moment, a creature shoot across her eyeline. Shrinking into the shadows, her right hand crept subconsciously into her jacket, where cold metal greeted it. Smiling grimly, she withdrew her hand, all the while …

Sacrifice

Calum ran what seemed like as fast as was humanly possible away from the building, but they were still catching up. He had been spying, but they’d found him, and killed his partner, Dan. Now he was next in line, unless he could get back over that wall. That would take luck as well as …

Beneath the music

I awoke from my slumber as the fairy lights were slowly coming into focus - flickering and almost out of battery due to the fact I’d put them up in the middle of November in a rush of festive excitement. A week to go, and I had already opened all the windows in my advent …