BOOKCASE – Letters from the Dead by Sam Hurcom

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In this series, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to showcase an excerpt from one of their books. This week, Sam Hurcom brings us a tense scene from the hugely atmospheric second novel in his Thomas Bexley gothic crime series. Letters from the Dead is the second novel featuring Thomas…

SHORT STORY – JERRY by Gareth W. Williams

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As you’d imagine, language is important to Crime Cymru writers. So too are accents. In this short story by Gareth W. Williams, you’ll discover that it’s not necessarily what you say that matters, it’s the way that you say it. JERRY by Gareth W. Williams Jerry, or Jeremiah to give him…

Megan Matthews’s Secret #shortstory #MondayBlogs #CrimeCymru

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
Megan Matthews stops on the step at the front door of the bungalow before pushing the key into the lock. ‘I’m home,’ she calls, knowing full well no one will answer.? Not anymore. Never again. The place is silent; there is no irritable retort from behind the door to the…

AND THIS IS THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED @Pembrokeshire #humour

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
In the years before 2020, I taught creative writing to adults under the Lifelong Learning Scheme, run by Pembrokeshire County Council. The following is a short story written by one of my students, from an exercise I gave the class in 2018. That student is Trish, who writes under the…

A Christmas Story by Thorne Moore

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It’s Christmas Eve, the tree is up, the wine is poured and the mince pies are nestling on the plate, which can only mean one thing – time for more seasonal mayhem and devilry from one of our wonderful Crime Cymru authors. To mark the occasion, Thorne Moore tempts us…

A Christmas Story by Judith Barrow

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This has been a tough year, but now that Christmas is nearly upon us, our brilliantly talented Crime Cymru authors have decided to bring us all some seasonal cheer with stories of murder, mayhem and the office party. In today’s story, Judith Barrow reveals the full and chilling horror of the…

A Christmas Story by Eamonn Griffin

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This has been a tough year, but now that Christmas is nearly upon us, our brilliantly talented Crime Cymru authors have decided to bring us all some seasonal cheer with stories of murder, mayhem and heavenly choirs. So pull up a mince pie, pour yourself a glass of wine, and…

A Christmas Story by Sally Spedding

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At any time of year, but especially at Christmas, there’s something ghostly and enticing about the solitary and desolate world of lighthouses. In today’s Christmas story, Sally Spedding revisits the true mystery of the Flannan Isle lighthouse to transport us to an eerie tale of disappearance and loss. FRIENDS IN…

A Christmas Story by Dylan H. Jones

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Wales has a strong seafaring tradition, so to carry on with the maritime theme of our last Christmas short story, Dylan H. Jones brings us a haunting and atmospheric tale of a mysterious inn and a ghostly shipwreck. The fire spat up a spray of red-hot embers as Arthur Williams…

Short Story: Piggy in the Middle

December 16th is the birthday of Jane Austen, so to celebrate, here is a short story inspired by one of her more over-looked characters. That is my husband, the one in the middle. His position gives him pre-eminence, though they all look equally grand in their judge’s robes. The others lean inwards to confer withContinue reading “Short Story: Piggy in the Middle”