Lana... and Maria

Young at Heart

Lana hasn’t changed at all since I initiated the affair. She is still the same woman I left: gentle, refined, sophisticated, charming, and beautiful. She has the vitality and physique of a woman half her age. (16+) Enjoy the story? Read Is It Today?

Hear Full Story
Izzy, her alien encounter

The Arrival

‘What are you? Leave me alone! Get out of me, won’t you?’ (16+) Enjoy the story? Read Is It Today?    

Hear Full Story
Mother Earth

I Saw Her Crying in Tom Planter’s Field

I saw her crying in Tom Planter’s field, The blonde-haired girl in black nobody knows…

Hear Full Story
The Kissing Gate

The Kissing Gate

‘We’re supposed to kiss?’ she said, ‘To reach the garden? It’s a kissing gate? Get it?’ He didn’t get it. He shook his head, stupid man, none the wiser. ‘Men!’ she sighed, ‘What am I going to do with you, eh?’ A lonely man wanders through the wilderness in search of his dead wife and little boy. He meets a mysterious girl in the middle of the field where the crossways meet. He tells of his tragic Past. She shows him the Future. Together, they pass through the Kissing Gate, never to return. A tale of love, sin, sun, sex, sand, sea and redemption. (18+)

Hear Full Story
Vikki

Siren

‘I’m not distracted! Don’t say that!’ (18+)

Hear Full Story
Ingrid with Karlsson, Olsson

Fuss

‘You cannot just die, sötnos!’ (18+)

Hear Full Story
Sylvie

Red Rubber Ball

‘Did you think I was going to crack under the pressure? Go on, admit it, I had you fooled there, didn’t I?’

Hear Full Story
Laura, night flight DO505

Bugs!

She notices a bug, climbing the seat in front. Dark-brown, shiny, size of her ring fingernail. Sees an even bigger bug, crawl out from behind the TV monitor which is still showing ‘It’s A Bugs Life!’ Tries to grab it! Stub it out! It’s too quick! It’s gone! Irritated, itching, she reaches up, and presses the illuminated service button, alerts the red-headed, red-faced, Irish-bred flight attendant. (16+)

Hear Full Story
Alex, Jacqui and Suzie

Wishes

Two college students from vastly different social classes, Alex, and Jacqui, are set up on a blind date by Suzie: sunbathing on Wittering Beach, then a romantic candlelit dinner. Alex is a hermit who has never known love. He worries Jacqui might not turn up. Fears she’ll break his heart if she does. The date starts badly and gets progressively worse… A story about love, respect, and the implications for new relationships.

Hear Full Story
Our Secret Place

Our Secret Place

Dear Linda, I found your old diaries this morning. I sat on the rectory bench where we used to meet, the weak autumn sun in my face, turning the faded pages of a life filled with love and tears. Do you remember the tennis courts where we played when we were young? They’re overgrown now, covered in moss, dying leaves, curling crisps of bronze and gold. Their nets are torn to shreds, like my heart. I closed your book and thought of all the good times we had. I miss you. Daniel xx Our Secret Place – a supernatural love story from Is It Today?

Hear Full Story
Charlie

Dying Wish

Lying comatose on top of the counterpane, dead from the neck down. The body twitched! The body lit up, in deep purple! The body came to life!      ‘Oh, my God! Charlie! What have they done to you?! Charlie! Charlie!’ Enjoy the Story? Read the Book!! Is It Today?

Hear Full Story
Lovely Zoe 1 and Zoe 2

Letter to Zoe

Zoe stanned him, scrunched up against her in the conical capsule, from their floating observational pyramid.      ‘Seen him without his spacesuit?’ she banted, ‘He’s slaying! That beard’s so legit? Those muscles are snatched. Look at him! Gangsta! He’s proper peng. His crew cut’s butters, though!’      She pressed her pale round face into his, steaming him with her runny nose. Her eyelashes were fleek. Tears cascaded down her milky white skin, sticking her to him. Okay, she kidded herself, I’m calm!      ‘Love you bare, Michael,’ she mouthed. Like the audio? Read Is It Today?

Hear Full Story
Apocalypse

Apocalypse

A racist mother and her young children face certain robotic annihilation. (16+) Is It Today? on Amazon.

Hear Full Story
Tina and Nirmal

Inferno

I never expected to see Nirmal again.      ‘I’m sitting with the last survivor to emerge from the inferno,’ she tells the camera. ‘Brave Tina has a unique story to tell the world.’      She whispers in my ear, like she did that night in the beach house, ‘Please tell me how you managed to escape. I’d really like to know. I’m so glad you’re alive. I really love you, Tina.’ (16+) Inferno from Is It Today?

Hear Full Story
Thrill Seekers

Thrill Seekers

Thrill seekers Alix, Josh and Hita are infected in their remote jungle retreat. (18+)

Hear Full Story
Blue Infinity, Red Heart

Blue Infinity, Red Heart

‘You were staring at my freckles, weren’t you? Like other men do. Beautiful, aren’t they?’           ‘In case you were wondering, they go on forever, like me.’ (16+) Blue Infinity, Red Heart Is It Today? Fantasies

Hear Full Story
Nose cone art WW2 US Flying Fortress... and Sarah

Dancers, Why?

It is a freezing cold night in January 1945 and the War is nearly over. Sarah is in the mood for love. She enters the village hall where she meets an American airman. He asks if she can dance the jitterbug. Of course, she can, Sarah has been practising all day. They leave the hall. He walks her home. She asks if he would like to stay the night. The surprise builds up in Sarah like a white rabbit about to burst out of a magician’s hat. (16+) Dancers, Why? from Is It Today?  

Hear Full Story
Insurgent

Insurgent

Ellis reached the path first, scanning the trees to his left, staring up at the top of the wall; no tell-tale glint of metal in the sunlight, no insurgent lurking in the shadows. Now, where was the insurgent? Hiding in one of the dilapidated farm buildings? Skulking in the clump of trees? He glanced back at the gallery of anxious faces: Cook, Watts, Scully, Hart, Parker, McKay. All of them breathing hard, scanning the wall, guns at the ready. Intent on survival…      A tall, robed figure ghosted out of the wall, armed with a semi-automatic machine gun.      Ellis radioed, ‘McKay! Insurgent! Behind you!’      McKay swivelled, too late. Insurgent – Is It Today? available now on Amazon  

Hear Full Story
Alison

Act of Kindness

A filthy glue-sniffing girl begs you for help at dusk on a deserted railway platform. What do you do? What can you do? One simple act of kindness is all it takes to show how much you love her. Act of Kindness from Is It Today? (16) I chose this story from my most read and liked because, like many of my reality stories, it deals with issues I care passionately about. Act of Kindness was first published in Scribble Magazine in December 2018 The story was broadcast on East London Radio Talking Stories in April 2019.

Hear Full Story
The Dare - the effects of bullying

The Dare

He kept one as a trophy: white, hard and dimpled. The Dare A statement, in effect, against bullying. Enjoy the Story? Read Is It Today? https://www.amazon.com/author/hjfurl

Hear Full Story
Bryn

Plastic Man

I close my eyes and dream of fish.      My name is Bryn.      You wouldn’t have heard of me.      No-one has heard of me.      Only Morgan.     They call me the Plastic Man. (16+) Is It Today?

Hear Full Story
Donation