Contemporary Fiction

Mike's Mourners


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Mike, a scampish young man from Shrewsbury, England, falls for an older woman. He starts work as a porter at the local hospital, where she is a nurse.

Working close to dying patients and their grieving families, he realises he is sexually excited by the sadness of widows and other female relatives. Acting on his urges, he jauntily sets out on a bold plan to sleep with one hundred grieving women.

His ‘other’ life must stay a secret from his girlfriend and her family. It is a tall order but he is so charming and able to tackle his project, being subconsciously driven by dark events from his childhood in Shropshire.

Feistily, he ploughs ahead until he meets the widow of a gangster. He quickly realises she is not the same as his other suitors, as she digs up ghastly memories from his past.

Undaunted, he continues on his quest, taking him as far as Seville and as close as his own doorstep.

He knows he will never find lasting love from all the women he meets. That is, until he finds someone different. Someone special. But the course of true love is never going to be straightforward for Mike.


On the first chair on his right was a glassy eyed Molly, looking fearful. She was the first, his numero uno. Twenty two with eyes so blue. Pretty, if a little plumpish and so needy. And just like him, so up for it. And her family as he recalled back then were so warm and welcoming towards him, despite their sad loss.

My god, that was almost five years ago. But it was five years well spent and now he was just about on the last leg of his journey to reach his incredible target. He felt he deserved a treat, so he closed his eyes for a short while to let happy memories wash over him. The moments behind his eyelids filled with people and events, a veritable kaleidoscope fuelled by the brilliant summer light flooding in across the ward and over his hospital bed. When his eyes reopened there were more friendly people from his past, in soft focus, sat gazing at his bruised and broken body.

About the author

Living in Liverpool, surrounded by a wife, kids, cats and thousands of ideas for my next project. Previously worked in finance and recruitment. Looking forward to writing lots of novels. view profile

Published on May 01, 2020

90000 words

Contains explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

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