Seasonal, Sweet & Suspenseful

Christmas came early for me in 2014

This was in the form of a published new short story, my first ever in Kindle Format. I was very honored to be part of a group of new authors to be featured in a seasonal anthology. My story is:-

‘The Magic of Grandfather Christmas’

There are 20 little short stories and many of them are very moving, on more than one occasion my eyes glistened. Worth a peek. If you have a spare moment I would love your thoughts?

I am now inspired to develop the story into a full length novel in the Historical/fiction genre. So watch this space. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

Here is a little sample from my story:



Christmas Eve 1880, Grandfather, with an air of solemnity, begins to chime out the hour of midnight. Even at a majestic height of 8ft, he is currently hidden in a blackened corner of the parlour; his presence felt through the day only by his sad, mournful ticking. Grandfather has always had an air of magic surrounding him bestowed upon him by Old Father Time himself, but until now there has never been a need to use it.

The fire is dwindling, its embers barely bright enough to cast the shadow of the broken man upon the wall. Cole Clement is lost deep in his sadness; little did he notice the evening slowly spilling into the room wrapping him in its quiet darkness. How time passes. There will be no jolly Christmas cheer this year. The gloomy little cottage is not even bedecked with a solitary sprig of holly; the only similarity to last year is the soft aroma of the slowly burning apple-wood logs.


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