Category Archives: short story

Life, Death And That Other Thing #shortstory #flashfiction

Someone slowly opened the window to let him drink in what he knew to be his very last sunrise. The someone spoke. ‘Are you ready, James?’ They’d done their best. Pretending they wanted to involve him. Like he really had … Continue reading

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It’s A Tricky Job, This Magicland Narrator Gig… #shortfiction

Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away I found myself in the role of Most Excellent Narrator. Not sure how that happened; one minute I’m watching ripples concentric on a lake and making a wish that I’d … Continue reading

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The Front #shortstory #flashfiction

Maisie gasped for air and wondered why the young woman was in the mask. ‘Is it the doodlebug,’ she wondered but she was so tired and breathing hurt. She should ask. Maybe it was gas. Papa said they’d use gas. … Continue reading

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Something To Crow About #shortstory

‘Hello?’ ‘Sorry? Did you…?’ ‘Speak? Yes.’ ‘But you’re…?’ ‘A crow. Yes.’ ‘How…?’ ‘Right now “why” is more pressing.’ Jim Pale stood back. This was a joke. Some teen’s trick. Or one of those TV shows making a fool of him. … Continue reading

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1667 – A Difficult Year for Builders #shortstory

Thomas Hobson looked at Mrs Preston’s house, or what was left of it. The Great Fire had left little standing in this part of town. A scorched table was the only item recognizable.‘I really don’t know when we can start, … Continue reading

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Mr Dandy and the Chalk Door #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

Lucy loved her daddy, but he was a very important man and she knew she mustn’t disturb him at work. Her mummy had brought her in to see him – her mummy had been angry with him; Lucy didn’t understand … Continue reading

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Logan And Morgan Visit The US #blogbattle #carrotranch #shortstory #dialogue

‘Tell me again, why I came, Morgan?’ ‘Take the next left… no right… no…’ ‘It’s the Interstate. We agreed before we set off, we’d join the Interstate.’ ‘Why am I map reading, anyway? If you know where you’re going?’ ‘Morgan, … Continue reading

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Lotus Flower And The Seven Otters #shortstory

A little tale from a while back… They were called, oldest first: Oily, Fishy, Stinky, Slick, Nipper, Night Owl and Colin, and so far as it went they rubbed along okay, keeping the rivers clear of debris and providing fish … Continue reading

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When The Cost Of Making Bread Was Astronomical

A little nonsense while I’m skiing ‘Re-entry In 20 minutes. You ok, Rod?’ Rod Hovis stared at the bulkhead, hearing the beast beyond, imagining it clawing, oozing and, above all, growing. The distortion on the metal was intense. Soon either … Continue reading

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What Brexit Will Do For Our Bread

This is another story from the upcoming collection of 2018 short fiction ‘Gah.’ ‘I’m sorry Your Crustiness, but he insists on seeing you.’ Cob, The Arch Dough of Bakersville hung his head. He looked around the Palace, with its columns … Continue reading

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