A Plague of Women – Bruce Costello
650 words Humour
A humorous tale about strong women in the life of a well-meaning minister, and revelations in Heaven.
The Reverend Reginald Marshall’s wife was an upright lady. Moira served on three Church committees and played the organ in morning service. She held firm views on matters of morality, which she liked to share, peppering her speech with dos, don’ts, shoulds and shouldn’ts.
Breasts – Bruce Costello
1200 words Commercial
A light-hearted look at the impact on their relationship when a wife and husband are both diagnosed with breast cancer.
A bra fitter noticed Kate’s inverted right nipple and suggested that she seek medical advice. A GP found a lump. Then the waiting began. It was eight days before the biopsy results came. Kate could not speak the C word. “I’m too young to die,” she sobbed. ”I want to be around for my grandchild.” Her husband, Roger, a 50 year old social worker, broke the news to their daughter, Maria, newly married and expecting.
Geronimo the Long Neck Giraffe – Bruce Costello
640 words Children 2 – 7 years
A bedtime tale about a sad boy giraffe who gets teased by his silly-billy giraffe friends, then lives happily ever after with two girl children and their nice Daddy!
Long ago in a far off land there lived a little boy giraffe called Geronimo who had a long neck. Now, all giraffes have a long neck, as you know. But Geronimo’s neck was a VERY long neck. Even when he was sitting down, Geronimo’s head, which was at the top of his neck, was high in the clouds
Hedgey the Hedgehog and Felicity the Fairy – Bruce Costello
630 words Children 4 – 7 years
A bedtime tale for tucked-up-in-bed children – about Hedgey the Hedgehog, who has his bottom pinched by Felicity the Fairy, then gets a trip to Fairyland!
Once upon a time there lived a little boy hedgehog called Hedgey who was just like every other little boy hedgehog. He had prickles like everybody else, ate the same creepy-crawlies, and when the naughty dog from next door barked at him, Hedgey rolled himself into a prickly ball and looked exactly like any other rolled-up little boy hedgehog.