Short Story

People have written to me to ask about the ending of ‘I Found Your Diary.’ Well, it’s a sort of ghost story, so to some extent, the ending can be what you make of it. But I thought you might be interested in this early version of the same theme, ‘The Fetch.’. I wrote it over ten years ago, as a short story. But short stories can be hard to place, so it stayed on the shelf. However, the story wouldn’t let go of me, so I had the idea of reshaping it, and writing it as a novel, which became ‘I Found Your Diary.’ You’ll see that some things about the original story are quite different, while others are similar. You can read ‘The Fetch’ here, and if you’ve read both, I’d be interested to hear which version you prefer.

Click here to download ‘The Fetch’