Short Stories

Above The Storm


  Above The Storm (Thriller and Suspense)

When Pete first discovers spectacular activity coming out of the top of thunder storms, his seniors at NASA refuse to accept it. His passion leads to his dismissal and excommunication from the scientific community. An offer from a stranger to carry on his research and prove his theories leads to the plane trip to end all plane trips. A story of power, greed, money, and life-or-death deals made and broken.


No 322 - New cover-May 1 2014


  No. 322 (Psychological Suspense)

How do our brains receive, interpret and react or respond to information? Why do we just react through instinct and emotion? How do our brains perceive thought and reality? He had a theory and would prove it, no matter how many died in the process.


Death in the Air - Cover


Death In The Air  (Thriller)

A rough takeoff to a job Hedley really wished he hadn’t taken.



George Goes To Heaven - for Smashwords



George Goes To Heave(satire)

Three days in heaven? A man could get a totally new perspective…


Alien Golden Apples


  Alien Golden Apples (psychological suspense)                                                 

How do you live when your nightmare becomes a reality beyond your wildest fear? How would you manage when it promises to return?


Trust A Good Marriage - for Smashwords


  Trust A Good Marriage (Women’s Fiction)

A note accidentally left where it could be read and a marriage is under strain. What are our perceptions based on? – Assumptions are dangerous things.


Cover for Never Again


  Never Again (Women’s Fiction)

Painful breakups can leave us never wanting to date again. Then, of course, comes the joy of new beginnings.


Cover Photo - The Horticulturist


   The Intuitive Horticulturist (Women’s Fiction)

Do our perceptions determine our destiny? Can a new beginning come from one jug of milk?



Will He Get Home


  Will He Get Home? (Woman’s Fiction)                 

A storm can destroy many things – trees, buildings and lives. When your husband has not made it home, will your life be one of the casualties?


Phoenix Fire!

A collection of  8 fantasy and science fiction stories by authors based in South Africa and published by Siygrah (available here)
Here is a little foretaste of the stories contained in this new anthology:
Dragon’s Breath by Rob McShane
A dragon without fire? When Warheart is called to lead his house to war, he can hide the loss of his dragon’s breath no longer. Will he find his strength or is he doomed to fail and burn?


More Than a Fish by Natalie Rivener

When Myhrrl runs away from her arranged marriage and (sort of) into Eldvin’s arms, he can almost ignore the fact that they have been captured by pirates. Maybe this fisher boy is destined for more than gutting fish after all.

Layers of Darkness by Ann-Elize de Ridder

Growing up with tales of great warriors taught Eveline one thing: When things get tough, a true knight will not ride off into the sunset with you. A true knight will stand by your side through the darkness.

The Kobold Who Breathed Fire by Richard T Wheeler

The Eldkin told Kobold Nix that he’s to become a snatcher. He, however, is set on becoming a mysterious flametongue to impress enigmatic she-kobold Shi’zine. Nix’s a little greedy thing. Too bad kobolds define greediness as a four-letter yip.

 Radiance by Carmen Dominique Taxer

For six decades, Ka-Jyn has sworn to protect the people of Disara from pain and disease. But now, succumbing to the ravages of age, she must defy the laws of nature and seek help from an old friend.

The Pirate Who Played with Fire by Ryhen E Knight

When magical fire and a drunk pirate collide, things go south and it is up to Tom and Elyan to set aside their wedding plans to rescue the situation. And maybe a cat.

Ancient Ashes by Minki Pool

Dell, a troublemaking heiress, is sent on an archaeological expedition to unearth an ancient religious relic. When it becomes clear that the relic has devastating secrets of its own, she must choose between betraying her family, or betraying everything she has come to believe in.

What Remains by Vittorio Leonardi

“It’s amazing what you’ll agree to when you’re on fire.”

Cole has been haunted by his father’s words since the old man’s death. On the dark side of the moon, he’ll come closer to understanding them than he can imagine.

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