Author Archives: Zoe Nightingale

About Zoe Nightingale

I am a writer of short stories, novels, poetry and non fiction.

Unexpected Item in Bagging Area.

I open the lid of the crate and look out. There is no one there. I’ve done it. I’ve got through the security at Cutcost, and now I can take anything I want. That’s the weak point in their security: … Continue reading

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Summer Lightning’s Spell

Looking back, our relatives will say, We planned it. We chose, certainly but no, No plan about it; anarchy – although Design came into it. And yours will say, I dragged you up the garden path! And mine will say, … Continue reading

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So what happens now?

The reality is, Labour lost in the sense of it cannot hope to get its programme through Parliament, it won’t even be trying. The Tories lost in that they no longer have a majority to get their programme through, although … Continue reading

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Three Generations

“Just like the fifties,” says Mum, gazing at the broken skyline. “It was like it when I was born, and it’ll be like it when I die.” “You’re not going to die, Mum,” I say. “Not yet. You’ll get through … Continue reading

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Time For A Cull?

My Facebook stream is getting too full again. Time for another cull? Not of people, not ‘friends’ you understand, that’s not the problem. It’s these random items like weather reports and reminders of things I’d rather forget and articles that … Continue reading

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Poor

It is terrible being poor I feel powerless I cannot afford the Semtex

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The Madness in the Ice

We found the hut near the peak, half buried in Alaskan snow. The windows were broken, the glass was lying all around. “So they were broken after the blizzard — from within.” Weston enjoyed playing detective. Hearne — the other … Continue reading

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