The winner of Scriggler.com’s 2015 Crime Short Story Competition brings you this humorous tale of one man’s lack of self-belief.
Tim Collingwood hasn’t got many friends, no girlfriend and not much motivation in life. His mother is sick of him moping around.It’s been two years since his father died and Tim still hasn’t come to term with the loss.
Tim’s mother decides its time that he had a holiday. Tim’s flat mate and the love of his life tells him the same thing. Tim has loved Samantha Greening since he first set eyes on her. The downside? Samantha only wants a platonic relationship.
Samantha picks out the ideal holiday for Tim.A walking holiday in The Lake District. Tim wanted sun and sand not dull and dreary rain. But Tim relents and does as he is told.
On the final day of his holiday he meets a tramp called Gerry O’ Donnell who will change his life forever.