A Sinister Six
‘A Sinister Six’ is a collection of darkly disturbing stories, where the ordinary and mundane become extraordinary and fantastic.
I’m Watching You One man's decline into insanity as he struggles to know what is real and what isn't.
Die, Blossom Bloom An old man is forced to commit acts he never thought himself capable of.
The Girl in the Park A ghost story with a difference. A boy falls in love with an enigmatic woman but only realises how to be with her at the end of his life.
A Snap of The Fingers A ten-year-old boy is offered an impossible decision to save the life of his dying mother.
The Photograph A photograph that is able to add people to it, decades after it was taken.
The Book The very existence of the universe depends on the ability to resist reading The Book.
Die, Blossom, Bloom A Novella
A pensioner with a newfound love of gardening, TED HARRIS is haunted by the memories of his wife’s death. A regular competitor in the village ‘In Bloom’ competition, GERALDINE BUTLER-THOMPSON is keen to put Ted down at any opportunity, and is more than happy to share her thoughts on his garden.
As Ted’s life with his wife is revealed, we get a glimpse into the love that they shared, before things started to go wrong. The choices that he made haunt him still, and Butler-Thompson pushes him to reveal more than he is willing to, leading to a showdown with JORDAN, Butler-Thompson’s grandson.
This confrontation pushes Ted towards what he sees as an inevitable conclusion, and a final showdown with Butler-Thompson.
The annual ‘Haverly in Bloom’ competition is the backdrop for this thrilling tale of love, murder and suspicion that is sure to leave you horrified.
Half a Loaf of Fiction
TWO new short horror stories from my next book
ONE reworking of a classic fairy tale - Horror style!
Art and Inspiration from all SIX stories in 'A Sinister Six'
Interview with Steve
Author test - have you got what it takes?
Everything you ever wanted to know about Steve but didn't care enough to ask
Spennyriver Dispatch: News from a fictional town in the Midlands
Spennyriver English: Learn to speak the lingo of this strange town
A group of teenagers steal a boat and take a trip to an island just off the mainland, with the idea of drinking some beers and smoking some cigarettes. However, when they arrive, they discover the island is already inhabited, and its occupants have been there for a very long time...
How many of your children have been fed this tall tale? How many of them have you deceived? Do you leave them money under their pillows in exchange for a tooth? Something to ease the pain as they grow into adolescence? I would wager you have. And long may you continue to do so, for the Tooth Fairy is not what you think it is.
STUART HARVEY ROGERS has an unfortunate addiction. He lives to kill. He's very good at it, but he is in prison, and that has put an end to his addiction.
For the moment.
ALEX WRIGHT, a journalist fortunate enough to have full access to one of England's modern-day serial killers, is hoping to tell the tale of his life. What is it that makes someone kill so many people? How does the mind of a serial killer work? These are the questions Alex hopes to answer. She'll get her answers, just not in the way she expects.
Stuart has been in prison for two years, and now it's time to get back to business.