Daley James Francis

ONCE I WAS… A BOXING SHORT STORY

The final image of Ricky's boxing career?

When Jermaine Knight was young, there was fire in his eyes and he moved around the ring with the grace of a lioness, stalking his prey before unleashing combinations of punches...

MEETING JIMI (A MONOLOGUE)

You wouldn’t think it to look at me but I was supposed to meet Jimi Hendrix once. I know. Me, huh? Overweight, grey and wearing the finest ASDA has on offer,...

FRANKIE’S FIRST KISS (or HOW I STOPPED HIDING FROM GIRLS AND LEARNED TO EMBRACE SOCIAL EMBARRASSMENT)

  1. MIRANDA Miranda was the first girl I ever found the courage to kiss. When I’m lying on my death bed I’ll probably mutter ‘Miranda’ before dying. It will be...

YOU HAVE BEEN TAGGED IN A PHOTO (AN URBAN GHOST STORY)

The following short story was written by Daley James Francis and Tom Wingfield for a Creative Writing workshop exercise. The basis of the story is two teenage boys emailing each other...

THE MAKING OF SEAN TAYLOR

“Did I ever tell you about Sean Taylor?” Principal Harvey had been cooped up in her office for days, with no contact with anyone except her assistant and the odd unruly child...

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