A collection of short stories written by Gareth Davies author of novels Maggie’s Milkman and Extraordinary Rendition. Over 800 free short stories and 100 poems. Please note all works are first drafts. Enjoy, leave comments, share on social media and be inspired.
Check out the details of my novels here
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
For audio click here Work in progress -1st Draft Be warned, this doesn't have a red warning but it might put you off your cornflakes.
Penny looked at the blood on her hands and
at the penis on the floor and thought about panicking. She should panic really;
she’d just cut off her boyfriend’s dick. But she didn’t really feel like it. Panicking
wouldn’t get her anywhere. How did she feel? Empty, a bit disappointed if the
truth be told. It had all been a bit of an anti-climax. She’d expected it to
have been a more thrilling, more satisfying, but the revenge needed more sugar.
She’d also expected it to have put up a bit more of a fight. But it had come
off as easy as you like; like slicing a Brussel sprout off its stalk. Nick hadn’t
even let out a blood-curdling scream. He’d just said what the fuck? and then, when he realised what the fuck was, he started
thrashing around pulling at the restraints. Even that hadn’t lasted long. Now,
he was going a kind of milky white and his voice was croaking. She noticed the wounds
on his wrists. Strangely, the smudge of blood there made her feel a little
“Call a fucking ambulance.” Nick whispered.
There were to be his last words… for now.
She’d call an ambulance, but in her own
time. Before that she needed to wash her hands. She didn’t want to get blood on
her phone, did she?
She watched them take him away. He looked
quite peaceful really, lying there on that stretcher, the oxygen mask over his
“So you say he did it to himself,” the police officer asked.
“Yes,” Penny said. “I was in the other room
and I heard a scream, I came in and there it was on the floor. I tried to stop
the bleeding, then put the dick… er… penis… er… appendage on ice and then
called you guys. I think he’d had a go at his wrists first.”
“It must have been quite a shock.” The
police officer said. Penny looked at her. She couldn’t believe the copper was buying
her half-cocked story. She tried not to smile at the pun she’d thought up.
“You’ll need to come with us to give a
statement, but it shouldn’t take long. Then you can go and be with Nick.”
“Thank you, officer,” Penny said, but she had
no intention of going to the hospital. As soon as she’d given her statement,
she was going to be on the first plane to anywhere.