Benjamin is a 40-year old Londoner who lives in the south of England with his dogs and his books in a house nearly as old as him. He only took up fiction writing very recently and is busy making up for lost time.
Short Story: In The Lake And The River, Daniel and his son Charlie go upstate to the lake where both of them have spent much of their past. They reminisce on the shores of the lake, among memories and regrets, tears and laughter. Charlie comes to realize the stay holds more in store for him than he planned as his father seems in the mood to spill a few family secrets.
Albert Mullard's family, living in a small Southern town in the final years of the 19th Century, strike it rich when pure spring water begins bubbling up in their backyard. Albert and his sister, Jenny, are less interested in the implications of sudden wealth, happy enough that the cursed ants are drowned and their old dog Liberty has something cool to drink.