At School The Following Day…

The sounding of the morning bell drew the schoolchildren inside, leaving Pembrooke School's Religious Education teacher, Greta Astonberry, caught in the middle of the playground, deep in thought. "Hey," Harry asked as he passed by, "are you okay?""Harry - Mr Buckley, good morning." Greta replied, brought back with apparent suddenness to her surroundings by the… Continue reading At School The Following Day…

The Oxford Wardrobe Murders

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WYK9BFW Before his recent near-death and out of body experience, Gregor had come to accept the slow, vegetating state of his mind. Possessing a lack of enthusiasm akin to a sedated zombie, he'd existed in a constant state of resignation, procrastination and guilt. But now, recognising a second chance granted, Gregor has learnt to embrace… Continue reading The Oxford Wardrobe Murders

Her (flash-fiction)

"Look!" Janine says, "I'm sure it's her." Maria glances across the café over the heads of the seated and towards those seeking free tables, trays balanced in their hands. "I wonder what she's doing in here." "Who? Where are you looking," inconspicuously, Maria scans each female face, "who am I supposed to recognise?" "Over there - she's… Continue reading Her (flash-fiction)

The Mistaken Identity Situation

Gregor Samson as Artist Extraordinaire Imagine being mistaken for someone famous, inhabiting their appearance and yet knowing you are not them. What kind of day could you have and how satisfying would it feel, to experience the life of an international celebrity? Might it be rather exciting, just for one day? Gregor Samson is about… Continue reading The Mistaken Identity Situation

Heaven and Hell, and In-Between

Available as an ebook on Amazon. Heaven and Hell, and In-Between Brinkinfield's first foray into the world of Amazon, a short story of 5,357 words split into three sections and an epilogue. This work heralds the very first introduction of Gregor Samson, a character seen in development here and set to star in a series… Continue reading Heaven and Hell, and In-Between

the joy of song (short story 3,443 words)

Section 1Stood in his narrow kitchen, staring vacantly at the blister pack held between his fingers and thumb, the new pills - Johnson concluded, simply weren't working. Like the ones he'd been placed on before, and the one's before the one's before. The same as always, his deep depression, chronic introversion and social anxiety paralysed… Continue reading the joy of song (short story 3,443 words)