Please enjoy this selection of short stories featuring my recurring comedy characters.
THE TALL TALES OF ANGLESEY HERMAN
His name’s Herman, and he’s from Anglesey. What else is there to know? As it turns out, quite a lot. Three short stories from the official memoir of a remarkable man, or just a collection of incredibly tall tales? You decide.
Jeremy Vine and the 10th Commandment
Simmering jealousy leads to Herman to have an argument with his neighbor, Jeremy Vine…over a watering can!
Of Wolf and Man
Can Herman stop his stomach making strange howling noises or must he endure the embarrassment forever?
The Endangered Brazilian Beaver
Caught up in the drama of raising money and awareness to save an endangered species, Herman overlooks one vital detail….
TALES FROM MATCHWAY HIGH
Strangeness is part of this secondary school’s curriculum. But who’s weirder – the students or the teachers? Two stories from a developing anthology.
The Teacher and the Toad
At Matchway High the toads know how to woo, but what happens when a teacher falls head over heels in love with one?
The Badger and the Beard
The kids reckon the most interesting thing about boring tech teacher is the badger in his momentous beard…oh how wrong they are!
A QUICK TRIP TO THE END OF EVERYTHING…THEN HOME FOR TEA (OR A JAM SANDWICH)
The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter, The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What do these have in common? They’ve all been ripped off more times than Hulk Hogan’s t-shirt. My Hitch-hiker’s rip off is more of a riff off though…I hope! Extracts from the ongoing work are below.
His and hermits
A former jam sandwich encounters the ship’s computer…in the form of a wizened hermit who wants to introduce Ali to his future self. Sounds like it could be an irritating experience…
Cycle for Salvation
A millipede, Cretinous the Third lives up to the family name when he achieves a state of deep meditation…whilst riding a bicycle and becomes determined to be the first being to cycle to God.
P.O.V. of a Jam Sandwich
You think you’ve got problems? At least the highlight of your life isn’t being spread between two slices of bread.