Ray Kingfisher cut his writing teeth with many prize-winning short stories, the best of which are contained in 'Tales of Loss and Guilt', sixteen stories ranging from thrillers to comedies to dramas. Two of these, 'Guilt's Beady Eye' and 'The Lucky One', are available as standalone short stories, which are usually free.
The novels Ray has gone on to write are also wide-ranging in genre.
His debut novel was 'Matchbox Memories', a bittersweet comedy drama dealing with Alzheimer's, estranged families and long hidden secrets.
(That's right - a comedy about Alzheimer's disease.)
He followed this up with 'Slow Burning Lies', a dark and twisting psychological thriller about a man haunted by nightmares.
His third novel, 'Easy Money', was a ribald comic farce about a man who stumbles upon half a million pounds in used notes.
His most recent two novels are both themed around the Holocaust and its long-lasting effects.
'The Sugar Men', is about an elderly woman who survived Bergen-Belsen as a child, and traces her as she revisits the scene later in life in an attempt to come to terms with her memories. It's essentially a novel based on the short story 'The Lucky One'.
'Rosa's Gold' concerns a troubled young girl who stumbles upon the war memoirs of an old man who survived Auschwitz, and examines the effect his words have on her own life.
Ray hopes to write more thrillers and a third Holocaust novel in the future, but his next two novels will both be comedies which break new ground in radical silliness. Hopefully both will be released in 2015.
Ray lives in Hampshire, UK, and welcomes any feedback (positive or negative) his readers might wish to leave at: email@example.com. Or see his website www.raykingfisher.com for more details.
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The Lucky One
by Ray Kingfisher
A Prize Winning Short Story.
An elderly woman is haunted by memories of her escape from the holocaust.
But how reliable are painful memories that have been kept at bay for over sixty years?
And at her time of life, what exactly is she searching for?
Guilt's Beady Eye
by Ray Kingfisher
Winner of the Writers' Forum Fiction Competition.
We all like to think we would never break the law, but how far would you go to protect the one you love if you thought there were no legal alternatives?
In this gritty thriller, a responsible mother has a very real dilemma to deal with, and finds her conscience swayed by an unlikely ally.
A Short Story of approx 3,500 words.
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