Before No.4

I said in my earlier post, ‘No.4 – Parts 1 & 2’, that I had decided to write a prequel and this proved harder that I originally supposed as this takes place outside of the work of JK Rowling using only a short piece as a backdrop and this time I’ve tried to make the protaganist a little less obvious.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this short story.

Best wishes,



The Cartographers Kitten

In 2008 J K Rowling wrote a short, 800 word, story as part of a charity auction. The story details an encounter between James Potter and Sirius Black and the muggle Police; it is unofficially known as the ‘Harry Potter Prequel’ and if you are interested it can be found here:  Beyond Hogwarts

This got me thinking ‘How hard can it be to write an 800 word story?’ It turned out to be a lot harder than I thought; I went through many different ideas none of which would adapt themselves well to such a short format. Continue reading “The Cartographers Kitten”

The Ghosts Of Winterby Halt

This is a short ghost story I have been working on for a very long time; it was one of those stories that just never seemed finished, there was always one more tweak and a bit more polish that needed to be added. In the end you sometimes you just have to accept that you’ve done as much as you can and so what you see is my ‘final draft’. Continue reading “The Ghosts Of Winterby Halt”