The First Ever Black Pear Press Short Story Competition!

Short Story Competition 2014 The first Black Pear Press (BPP) Short Story Competition is now open Closing Date Friday 26 September 2014 Send us your short story maximum 1500 words Entry fee: £5 per story For rules see below Judges: Authors Rod Griffiths, Tony Judge and novelist and award winning short story writer Alison MayContinue reading “The First Ever Black Pear Press Short Story Competition!”

Seeds of Destruction

The seeds of destruction have their roots in Simon’s bitter and lonely childhood. On the death of his grandfather he becomes wealthy enough to abandon his teaching job and, with ruthless determination, plans to remove anyone who stands between him and the attainment of his dream. Gradually losing all touch with reality, his behaviour becomesContinue reading “Seeds of Destruction”

Coming Soon! Jimmy Cricket

The newest title from Black Pear Press, Jimmy Cricket, will be published soon, so watch out for the launch date. Jimmy Cricket by Kevin Brooke is about that exciting and yet terrifying time in life, the early-to-mid-teens. Seen through the eyes of the main character, Jimmy Latham, this story shows how teenagers can, with theContinue reading “Coming Soon! Jimmy Cricket”

Portraits of Prose

Portraits of Prose Andrew Owens Portraits of Prose is a collection of compelling short stories, each with the power to draw you in and leave a lasting impression. Each tale is concise, unique and well sustained and there is sincerity and feeling in every word. Whether it be the emotionally driven ‘30 Seconds’, the intenseContinue reading “Portraits of Prose”

The Not So Stories

Prof Rod Griffiths has always admired Kipling’s Just So Stories. Kipling was expansive in his style and enjoyed playing with words. For example, we are told that the Whale: “ate the Starfish and the Garfish, and the Crab and the Dab, and the Plaice and the Dace, and the Skate and his mate, and theContinue reading “The Not So Stories”

Aimless Fear

Get it now from Amazon, UK customers click here Non-UK customers can get it from Amazon too click here eBook: click here Rod Griffiths acknowledges ‘the fine folk who run NaNoWriMo each year. It may seem like a daft idea to write a novel in a month, but it is fun and it got theContinue reading “Aimless Fear”

Girl’s Got Rhythm

Girl’s Got Rhythm takes us on an urban journey with Morning Town Ride. Feel the emotional directness of Illumined. He Sits and Waits highlights the sadness of dementia. See the homeless in Spilt Milk. The Silence of Emptiness expresses lovelorn loss. Chill to the vampirical He Drinks Blood. Lamb and Hollyhock Noir revel in thingsContinue reading “Girl’s Got Rhythm”