Graham Watkins Author.
A Walk in the Woods
And other Short Stories
An enjoyable collection of ... short stories that will make you smile, wonder about human nature and stifle a giggle. From the absurd to the thought provoking, the past to the present, this eclectic anthology of original tales takes an irreverent look at life, pokes a stick at officialdom and explores the daft side of our existence. Such as:
Tom Wellies takes a Bath - A gentle story involving a length of string, a pair of Wellington boots and boundless optimism.
A Walk in the Woods - It starts in the present but becomes a mystical journey into the past.
I Blame Spud - A tale with a twist of a night out, a train ride and unexpected consequences.
The Boy in the Picture - The narrative of a growing child with an ancient aunt and a photograph above the fireplace.
But there's more:
The Man Who Never Was - The saga of an imaginary character made so famous that his obituary made the news.
The Mart - Carwyn and Jean go shopping but do they buy Thomas the Turkey or will they escape the brutish bird.
Scrumpy - An adventure that begins with a wheelbarrow full of apples. What could possibly go wrong?
The Reckoning - A diary, a year goes past before an annual accounting; Victorian life laid bare.
A Quiet Time in Carmarthenshire - He booked the holiday cottage; to escape and relax, away from his manic life. It was the picture of the dog lounging in the road that clinched it.
These are just a few of the stories told in this compendium of tales.