To Consult a Medium

There was a noticeable chill in the air and the ocean didn’t seem that inviting; but that didn’t stop people from visiting the popular sea-side resort of Preschester-On-Sea, home to the longest pier in the world. Among the people visiting the iconic pier, were Dave and Sarah Peterson and Terome and Esmeralda Lancaster, Sarah’s parents;Continue reading “To Consult a Medium”

An Australian in Greenwich

When they were growing up in the sandy deserts of Tooraweenah, Bruce Richardson and his friends never thought they’d one day meet each other in leafy Greenwich, looking out over the iconic view of the Queen’s House, the Old Royal Naval College behind it, and the modern skyscrapers of Canary Wharf towering over the wholeContinue reading “An Australian in Greenwich”

The Beer Delivery

“I see you’ve decided to be healthy today.” John said as Robert cycled up to the Hangman’s Noose with a trailer filled with crates of Throckmorton Ale behind him. “Indeed,” Robert said, getting off his bike and moving to the trailer on the back. “I want to only use the car when I really needContinue reading “The Beer Delivery”

The Pastoral Visit

It was a reasonably pleasant late September afternoon; and the Reverend Simon Abernathy was bored. He’d written his next sermon, he’d planned the whole service even. He’d done everything he needed to do and then some. So now he had nothing to do. He was driving through the wooded lane leading out of Lower StranglingContinue reading “The Pastoral Visit”

Noah Campbell and the Legal Papers

The rain poured onto the historic Cornish fishing village of Port Wenn, and the sea bashed the boats in the harbour and the harbour wall. Dave Peterson safely observed the wild sea through the window by his seat in Mr Magorium’s Fish Emporium; Port Wenn’s signature fish restaurant owned and set up by leading celebrityContinue reading “Noah Campbell and the Legal Papers”

Eleanor Goes to Zanzibar

It was the beginning of the new school year, and Eleanor Peterson was already feeling self conscious. She looked around the sports hall at her fellow students sitting cross legged on the floor as she was, waiting for the first assembly. These were the people living in council homes, with parents struggling to make endsContinue reading “Eleanor Goes to Zanzibar”

The Funeral

It was a sunny September morning in Bishops Sedgecester in Kent, and the local church was packed full of people wanting to bid a final farewell to a man who lived for 46 years in Bishops Sedgecester, despite having lived in Sussex for 30 years; Terrence Peterson. “I see that Steve hasn’t graced us withContinue reading “The Funeral”

The Assistant Chief Constable’s Birthday

The people of Leamington Spa were shocked to discover the local Wetherspoon’s blocked off with police cars and armed police officers. Everyone wondered what was going on. Was the pub a target for terrorism? Had a burglary happened? Did a bar fight between several people who’d had too much to drink go way out ofContinue reading “The Assistant Chief Constable’s Birthday”

Goodbye, Mr Peterson

It was a pleasant August afternoon, and Dave, Sarah, Will, and Eleanor Peterson, Dave’s parents Mary and Terrence, and Dave’s brother Jeff were sitting in the living room of Mary and Terrence’s gorgeous 15th Century Manor House in Sussex. Dave, Sarah, Will, and Eleanor usually came to Sussex at the end of August to meetContinue reading “Goodbye, Mr Peterson”

The Vicar’s Holiday

“I have missed this,” the Reverend Simon Abernathy said to himself as he sat on a rock next to Lindisfarne Castle overlooking the most beautiful sunset he had ever seen, as the nearby Seals began to sing. Simon had not set foot on Holy Island in over thirty years, but had longed to return. ThisContinue reading “The Vicar’s Holiday”