Richard Nicholson

Richard Nicholson lives in Dorset UK and has been writing for a year. The Ferryman’s Wife was an entry for a local competition and was inspired by the creeks along the River Colne in Essex where he grew up. Death as a character crops up in several of Richard’s stories, he just appears in various guises at random intervals and makes himself at home. Currently trying to resist Death making an appearance in his latest story, Richard has had some success with flash fiction published on-line on the Short Humour website, Daily Love and Postcard shorts. Richard would like to thank all at the Dorset Scribblers, his local creative writing group, for their help and encouragement.

Stories by Richard Nicholson

The Ferryman’s Wife

Illustrated by Mike S. Young

On a still November night the water in the creek slipped silently past the village, unseen by black-windowed houses. Two jetties stretched out as if the village was dipping its fingers into the inky water. A low cry from a tar-black clapperboard house at the end of one jetty broke the stillness as Widow Jonas …