Murder In Store*

“Look, there’s a Parsonage section,” I say to my colleague.  We’re in Marks and Spencer, or that’s what it says on the outside of the shop anyway.  Inside, it’s full of furniture and ornaments and decorative items: chairs, sofas, jewellery boxes, soft furnishings.   “What’s a parsonage?” She says. “It’s where a parson lives,” I […]

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Endless Night*

 The door creaks open in the silent darkness.  A huge fluffy monster squeezes through and pads across the floor.  He bends down, shoves his face into the bowl and crunch crunch crunches his way through some food. I’m sort-of awake.  As the loud crunching happens, I wake up a bit more.  Drenched in sweat, I […]