Below you'll find the stories currently published at Camy's Gaff. To read them just click on the graphic.

All of the stories are stand alone except for 'Feredir', which is a sequel to 'Nyquist' (though you don't have to read 'Nyquist' first). 'The Millrace' has one character from 'JJ and The Boys' in it.

I also write poetry (shock horror). Actually I write lyrics and poetry, but for the sake of your sanity I'm keeping strictly to poetry here ... though they're both one and the same as far as I'm concerned .... Yep, that makes no sense. So if you'd like to read them, click on the link above.

 

 

Halloween 2020.

Do we ever really know a devil's heart?

Whimsical

 

Simon's Socks.

Sometimes, whiffy feet can be a godsend...

Whimsical

 

Frost.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep...

Whimsical

 

Ten Years On.

An Algy story written for the Ten Year Anniversary of AwesomeDude.

Whimsical

 

Oh, Fuck Yeah!

David has an odd encounter on the way to the shops.

Whimsical

 

Pleiades.

Written for the AwesomeDude.com Halloween challenge 2012, Pleiades is my first horror. I won't say more except: read it.

Horror

 

Algy's Peril 3.

The final part of Algy's Peril in which Algy has to be rescued by his friends and falls head over heals in requited love!

Drama

 

Algy's Peril 2.

After his previous trouble on Hampstead Heath Algy decides it's better to try again than be scared off. Then his cousins arrive on a visit from Australia - with very unforeseen results!

Drama

 

Algy's Peril.

an Algy story written for the anthology 'Midnight Dude: selected Readings'. Algy, Alan and Tricky get into trouble when Algy discovers cruising.

Drama

 

Higgs Boson.

On the 4th July Cern announce they've found the long debated Higgs Boson. On the 4th July David falls out with Orin and storms off ... and meets Charlie, a very strange man indeed.

Liminal

 

Halloo!.

Halloo!, Jack's story, is set in a very real place. Whether the ending is as real, or just spurious neurons firing during death, is for you to decide - as is the reality of angels.

Liminal

 

Schnonk.

Schonk was written for Gee whillickers Challenge and is a tongue-in-cheek look at one family coming to terms with its proclivities.

Comedy Drama

 

Brotherly Love.

Alan comes home to find Keith, his younger brother, has gone off the rails and his parents expect him to sort it out.

Light Drama

 

Closure.

A letter from abroad to end an unsuitable relationship.

Light Drama

 

Algy's Dream.

Ray Brede is tortured by a mistake he made years ago. Then Ceil, a man Ray thought long dead, turns up out of the blue, and Ray's life changes dramatically.

Drama

 

Algy's Dream.

Algy Catvern breaks down during school detention, but is all as it seems?

Light Drama

 

All Sorts

Happiness is often relative, and there are all sorts of happiness too.

Light Drama

 

Family Ties

Some people are not what they seem to be, as Tomas finds out to his eternal cost.

Dark Drama

 

Sansho Shima NaNoWriMo

A stream of consciousness during a day in November.

Light Drama

 

The First Day.

At twelve or thirteen you get to go to 'proper school'. Neil wanted to stay at home, but fate had other plans.

Light Drama

 

Ravelled Lives.

Valerie is enamoured of Reginald's Roger, whilst Guillermo and Kyle have secrets. On the day of Valerie's Christmas shopping expedition there's distinct 'trouble at mill'.

Light Drama

 

Minister.

During research for a script he is writing Neil meets Matt, a teenager living on the streets. Strangers at first, they discover they have more in common than they could possibly have imagined. They share a dark secret and together, plan revenge.

Dark Drama

 

There be Dragons.

Sebastian is secretly in love with his best friend Richard, though he's hung up about his sexuality and knows Richard likes girls. Now he's convinced that his mother knows he's gay, and he's unsure how to get Equella out of his cave.

Romance

 

Fish.

A weird present and a keyboard player who's a pain, all add up to make Neil's introduction to Mike quite an interesting time.

Romance

 

Coffee.

A perfect night looks like being spoilt ... or is Algy worrying needlessly?

Romance

 

Dearly Beloved.

A tale of six characters. Some are in love, and some aren't. One is a prefect and one; an utter bastard.

Drama

 

Perspective.

Supermarkets are stressful: even more so when you find your lover standing by your car, and your wife and son right behind you with the shopping. Perspective gives three points of view of the same situation.

Drama

 

Myers.

Kip likes his job: working backstage in the theatre. He gets to know Myers and Gerry, the theatre's two fly-men, and slowly, Kip finds his life changing.

Romance

 

Bath Time.

A difficult Prefect and a stupid rule, make Algy's life awkward. And to cap it all, he agrees to do a favour for his Housemaster.

Romance

 

Fellow Travellers.

Cat's back for the holidays. Raging with hormones and in love with his best friend he decides his parents gin might be a laugh. Then he meets Will, a fellow traveller, and learns a few truths.

Romance

 

Valence.

Like many people, Mark has a fantasy lover, but the fantasy takes a dark turn that ends late one night in a fatal decision...

Written for The Hub's 'Voyeur' Anthology.

Dark Drama

 

Choices.

Amidst a world lost to hatred and killing, schoolmates and best friends Clive and Henry must make a decision that will determine the course of their lives. What will they choose?

Written for The Hub's 'Fear' Anthology.

Dark Drama

 

The Car Wouldn't Start.

On the day of the thunderstorm Chris realises he can't shut out his feelings any longer ... and he's late for work, too!

Romance

 

Courage.

When his mother picks up his journal: 'The Unrequited Love of Daniel Norfolk', Daniel decides its time to find the courage to tell Lucas. But life is just 'one strange ball of oddness', as he soon finds out.

Romance

 

Feredir.

When Jonathan Sharp meets Jaques Lavalier he has no idea who his friend really is: but then he has no idea who he really is either.

Fantasy

 

Nyquist.

You find all sorts at boarding school, but when Frazer meets Nyquist on the first night back from holiday, his world is changed forever - in more ways than one.

Fantasy

 

Beethee Comes To Town.

Hoppy falls in love with Beethee, an Imp, in this sweet otherworldly Halloween tale.

Fantasy

 

Spuke.

A Master Vampire and his familiar - but who is who? Then Bob arrives, and Niki has to make some swift decisions to stop his beloved looking like an idiot.

Fantasy

 

JJ and 'The Boys'.

John Palmer is in love, but only comes to terms with it when JJ goes missing...

Mystery Romance

 

The Millrace.

Sid is obsessed with Jack, but Jack wants nothing to do with him because he likes Davey. When disaster strikes Sid sees a way to get rid of Davey forever...

Action Adventure

 

Robert's Day.

Robert decides he's had enough, then Eddie finds out .... Can true everlasting love save the day?

Dark Drama

 

What Do You Think?

Jame has something important to tell Marki, but he has no idea where to start, especially when he sees what his friend wants him to wear to the party.

Romance

 

The Card.

When Christopher Smythe gets a Valentine card his world is turned upside down - until he can fathom out who sent it to him ... and then!

Romance

 

Conversation.

There is a very fine line between ending and beginning, as well as an inevitability.

Drama