The Blue Rose

One of my very first stories The Blue Rose   Once, long ago, in a time and place where fairies and witches still existed, there lived a princess. Unlike all the other princesses, the world over, she was neither beautiful, nor elegant, nor graceful. She was decidedly ordinary. Good, clever, modest, talented and hard-working but … Continue reading The Blue Rose

Iron Grey

There was once a boy called Grey. Poor and not the most gifted looks-wise but there was a certain something in his face which deserved to be called attractive: perhaps some hint in the eyes of a thinking, meditative, intelligent soul or some trace of strength in a jaw which had suffered years of clenching … Continue reading Iron Grey

Don’t worry if the door shuts behind you…

“Hello, give me a shout if you need anything in particular!” came a cheery voice from the corner, hidden behind a perilous pile of newly priced books and wedged in at the side by a stack of tomes awaiting pricing: a dog-eared copy of Atonement incongruously perched on a mountain of red board hardcovers. Laura … Continue reading Don’t worry if the door shuts behind you…