Having decided to end his pain, and take his own life, Toby thinks that doing so in his childhood home is the most logical decision. He is not expecting to be interrupted by Keira, the 13-year-old who lives there now. And he certainly doesn’t expect to be caught up in another life as troubled as his own. This is the tale of two people, each broken in their own way, and how they start to put their pieces back together through a random connection.
Published, July 2020.
Short Stories to excite, scare and delight.
“In the mornings he brings me a word. Gift-wrapped with love he gives it to me like the reddest rose or the clearest diamond. This morning he gave me ‘murmur’.” – from ‘Wordsmith’.
Wordsmith is a short story collection from the master of flash fiction. Known for his tiny tales of excitement, adventure, horror and romance, Calum Kerr now brings us a career-spanning collection of his longer stories. As you would expect, there is a wide mix of genres, with stories that will make you smile, cry, scream and laugh.
Published May 2019
A new collection of flash fictions from the mind of Calum Kerr, author of 31, Braking Distance, Lost Property, the 2014 Collections, and much more.These stories span Calum’s writing career from his very first flash fiction through to his most recent. And they also span the full range of stories, from love to death, from space to suburbia, from the hilarious to the horrific. Whatever your taste in stories, you’ll find something here to love.
Published December 2018.