It Dare Not Speak Its Name

Millicent paused before hammering in the next nail. It was jolly hot! The afternoon that is, not the nail. She wiped a few delicate, jewel-like beads of perspiration from her gently glowing forehead and set down the hammer. She half wished she had never taken the job on, but no, building an opium den for… Read more »

The Little Grey Tractor

‘Gran, please! I’ll be all right, and I’d love to go round the fair with my school friends.’ Sarah sighed. Her granddaughter was a happy-go-lucky nine-year-old, her eyes dancing above shining red cheeks and an infectious smile. Behind her, a trio of giggly girls looked up at the older woman expectantly. ‘Well all right,’ she… Read more »