The story revolves around a lonely man who takes umbrage at his neighbour's kids purloigning apples from his side of the garden fence.
Suffice to say, the woman next door (a single mum) soon discovers the reason behind the man's unneighbourly behaviour, leading almost to a romantic ending - almost! In fact, the ending took quite a bit of de-cheesing to make it less cheesy.
Let's hope I succeeded.
Below are links to my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment, my most recent Global Short Story Competition winner, my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi's, annual short story competition and a story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment: