Monthly Archives: August 2011

Please Read My New Story!

Hi all

I’ve just uploaded part one of a new short story – On Finding His Feet – which is a tale of magic and confusion; please say hello to Buster and the strange new world he finds himself in after one nights excellent sleep!  Please click at the top of the page or on the link on the side bar.

Part II is ready to roll once I’ve had a few more vistors and maybe, if people like these characters, we will return to them in the future, just let me know!

Good reading!

John 🙂


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I Can’t Believe it’s Friday!

A quick update and thank you! 

There has now been over 1000 visits to this site!  Hurrah!  This is brilliant in just over 2 months and hopefully I’ll keep getting more!  Please, if you like what you read here, come back, tell a friend, inlcude my site on yours (if you have one)!

I have a few stories building up and I will post one next week.  This is the list so far:


Magic Percival

A Fish Out of Water

Perfect Small Thing

Meteor Shower

Radio Radio

On Finding His Feet


So… without knowing the content or style (and these do range from humorous to a touch of darkness) if you have a preference then please tell me.

John 🙂


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Who Was He?

I’ve been wondering if anyone managed to guess the identity of the mystery ‘chap’ in my story ‘Well Gone’? There are clues, especially in the descrition of his appearance (or at least some if it) and in the person who befriended him and used him as an influence… Plesae post your guess here and I’ll confirm to you who or what!

John 🙂


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I have touched, within these pages, on the subject of cowardice before but my recent holiday in Devon has brought into sharp relief, for me at least, the differences we all have with the experience of fear. 

Now I’m all in favour of people who like to test their limits, who push the envelope (I always manage to cut my tongue with those things and then it spoils the paper and the letter within, nobody really wants a letter covered in red blotchy blood stains.  In fact I’m seriously considering buying red envelopes next time), who take risks on an individual basis but what I really don’t like (and I’m sure I’ll get a good many of you behind me here, probably using me as a human shield but hey…) are people who take risks while I’m in the way!

It could just be me (and judging by the length of some of the queues that formed behind me during my break in the lovely rolling countryside last week, it probably is) but when driving down a road (well I say road, it was more like one of those paths you find surrounded by 20 feet high walls of nettles but that could just be my perception, again…) that it is only just possible to squeeze a small thin car along, and you’re are approaching a blind bend (with no little cuddly Labrador to help – I’d left our lovely Chester at home), on the brow of a hill, would you not be more than a little cautious?  I was (hence the aforementioned ten mile tailback). 

From the number of very black smears of rubber that ran for miles along the roads I had a small kernel of a feeling that some people weren’t.  And judging by the number of small vehicles, usually aged museum pieces piloted by some elderly retired person who struggled to peer over the overly large steering wheel and see through thick dark sunglasses, that I tried to follow (thinking that if I could only keep up then as soon a they started to slow I’d be safe) but who vanished at some rate of knots never to be seen again, my fear levels are, on a scale of 1 to 1000, somewhere very high up, maybe 999.

And so I resign myself to this fact but then again what is life without a little a fear (perhaps a lot safer).  Enjoy  your driving!

John 🙂


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Just a Thought!

And so the sky was full of yellow cream, and purple ships and all the people fell about and danced in all the chocolate rain. Nobody cried when all was lies and all the fish were dancing, figs wore wigs of finest care and boils were there for lancing!

Just a thought!

And don’t forget I have two stories on here now – ‘Reginald‘ and ‘Well Gone’ – if you’ve not read them yet then please do so and feel free to comment!

And I do have a little bookie available on Amazon (it’s an e-book but if I get enough demand I’ll look at ways of getting a printed copy out there).  The US link is:, the UK link is:, and for Europe it is:

For any reviewers out there I can supply a copy free…

And remember people, it is good to talk (now where have I heard that slogan before; answers here please?).

New post tomorrow – watch this space!

Johnny D

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New Short Story – Well Gone

Hi all

I’ve managed to make my choice and as the new story is quite short I’m giving you the whole thing in one go!  It’s a tale which is tinged with a little sadness and hopefully you’ll have some empathy with the main character.  You may actually recognise him or see something familiar about him at least!

As usual you can click at the link at the top of the page or here.

Please enjoy and feel free to feed back!



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New Story Coming Soon… But Which One?

I’m really pleased with the number of visits this week… I’m going to post a new story this weekend but I can’t decide which one so please help me!

1 On Finding His Feet – a shaggy dog of a story

2 Long Gone – a story with a Tolkien flavour




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