Matthew’s daddy gets angry sometimes. Matthew’s a big boy, like his friend Alex who looks after his baby sister. But can Matthew protect his mummy?
I won a writing competition! Here’s my winning entry, a short story called ‘Prey’.
‘Rita looked up to see the headteacher, Mrs Toft, peering in through the glass. Two dark figures lurked behind her.’ Read the opening chapter of Divide And Rule, book 2 in the Division Bell trilogy.
“We’re making you this offer now. You won’t get it again. There’s a van heading to the centre tonight, and you could be on it. If you want.” Read the second chapter of Divide And Rule.
Susan is in her kitchen when the Spaghetti Junction bomb hits. Where is her son? What has hit the front window of her neighbour Celete’s house and is Celeste injured? Find out by reading this story.
‘Beyond the water, beyond the tourists and the London Eye, smoke gushed up and over the rooftops, spreading and billowing as the wind caught it. She stared as it thickened and rose. Behind her was silence, the Parliamentary Labour Party collectively holding its breath.’. Read Chapter 3 of ‘A House Divided’.
‘Across the Chamber, the Opposition bristled with contempt. Order papers waved in the air and voices rose to the vaulted ceiling. She focused on the dispatch box in front of her, trying to drown out the nagging voice inside her head.’ Read Chapter 2 of ‘A House Divided’.
‘Hayley Price was dead, and Jennifer Sinclair was going to get the blame.’ Read the opening chapters of ‘A House Divided’.
A short story – my response to the news of Mexican children being separated from their parents at the US border. It made me wonder what a small child would imagine was happening when separated from their parents and unsure when they’d be reunited.
The second in my series of stories which take place on the day that my next novel, A House Divided, opens.