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ABOUT EACH SHORT STORY in READ MY SHORTS...

PEREGRINE THE PEREGRINE

This adaptation is from a real-life incident, where the story unfolds after a peregrine falcon's dramatic stoop to capture its unfortunate prey. 

The location was one afternoon at The Bowling Green Nature Reserve just outside Topsham, Devon and fictionalizes an imaginary conversation that might have taken place - if only animals could talk.

 

SHORT STORIES AND VERSE

READ HERE by clicking the book cover opposite, or buy READ MY SHORTS for this and other short stories, poems and memoirs - in eBook, paperback or hardback.
 

THE COAL-MINER'S SON

This love story is set in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky where a young boy recounts the tale of lost romance against the harsh conditions of a coal-mining town featured in the immortal song by the late John Prine. 

NOW AVAILABLE exclusively in READ MY SHORTS - it's a compilation of poems, short stories and memoirs - on Amazon.

DARK EYES 

Another taster for the story under-pinning Rose: The Missing Years and Finding Rose - a prequel to how Rose and John first meet.

It began in The Tomato Farm in Blaby - before the derelict fields were transformed into a new large residential development, doubling the population of this traditional rural community.

IT IS NOW PART OF THE LAST NOVEL IN THE SERIES 'LOVE SHOULD NEVER BE THIS HARD' - FINDING ROSE - AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. 

THE VIOLIN CASE 

Like the series 'Love should never be this hard' , it takes place in and around the village of Blaby in rural Leicestershire. Another romance, it is a longer - novella - length story in the 'New Adult' category fiction genre.

IT HAS NOW BECOME PART OF THE LATEST NOVEL IN THE SERIES...  

 

THE BLACK ROSE OF BLABY.

Start reading the whole series with 'The Sign of the Rose' on Amazon, in kindle or paperback format.

THE LEATHER BOTTLE

What a romantic short story this turned out to be. Devour it in a sitting. Will you guess the surprise ending and, when all is revealed, will you be absolutely confident you have all the answers?
 

eBOOK - PAPERBACK - HARDBACK

Enjoy this endearing tale of love - HERE, NOW - and also in READ MY SHORTS - for more poems, shorts and background to village life in Leicestershire in the sixties - on Amazon as an eBook, paperback and hardback.

Read my shorts- poems and short stories with a message and a twist
Peregrine the Peregrine short story
Coal-miners son short story from John Pr
Dark Eyes - short story by John Morey be

'Dark Eyes' is now part of 'Finding Rose'.

A full length novel. Click image for a free read of THE BLACK ROSE OF BLABY.

Black Rose of Blaby - mystery, romance and ghostly goings on in Leicestershire
The Leather Bottle - free short story download
Unresolved? - short story linking to 'WILD HEARTS'

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Blaby on Sycamore Street - with open brook
Three Easy Pieces
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