Category Archives: short story

The Slow Demise Of The Serially Slow #reprise #writephoto

Willow started it so blame her! Seriously though I have benefitted muchly from Sue Vincent’s many #writephoto prompts and while she is cogitating on how to replace the small dog’s ball, I thought I’d repost this one from 2018 as … Continue reading

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Bring On The Empty Horses #flashfiction #humour

A small homage to David Niven, English actor and his extraordinary autobiography of the same name ‘Is Reverse Trojan? You yankee doodles love.’ The Russian offered another spinach samosa.‘Ivan, mate, wtf?’ The American flossed his teeth, ensuring both a perfect … Continue reading

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Death And The Harvest #blogbattle #shortstory

‘Are you awake, Mrs Pelligonium?’ Doctor Crimson Atak kept his eyes on the monitors. He wasn’t surprised by either the lack of response, nor the messages conveyed by the myriad machines. He nodded to the nurse on the other side … Continue reading

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Moving in Mysterious Ways #shortstory

I should perhaps mention here that this is slightly more, erm, adult than my usual fayre. It is, however, tasteful and witty… well, I think so… 1967 Reverend Sibelius Tank was a mild-mannered priest with a penchant for dull sermons … Continue reading

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Looking Back For Answers #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

James runs. Two things are clear. One: he can’t trust anyone; and two: he will revenge his father’s death. Now he understands, and she will pay. *** The blonde slumped to the floor, a hole in her forehead. James tensed … Continue reading

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One Pair Of Size Elevens, Never Used #shortstory

My life has been destroyed twice because of Timothy Watkins – not his real name of course. First time when he disappeared – 17th July 1997; second when I saw him on TV – 9th August 2011. But it’s not … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth To Power #shortfiction #humour

Martin Clarke stood in the Speaker’s private office and admired himself in the mirror. He shouldn’t be here, he knew but the open door spoke of temptation. One day soon, he promised himself as he adjusted the ermine collared cloak, … Continue reading

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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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