Tag Archives: Short fiction

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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Rocking It

‘And you’ve thought this for how long?’ ‘Eons.’ ‘Eons?’ ‘’Yes. Several eons. Many. More than a handful. A heck of a lot…’ ‘Yes, got it. For eons…’ ‘Lots of..’ ‘Lots of eons you’ve believed yourself to be..’ ‘I am stone.’ … Continue reading

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Tragedy #flashfiction

A sombre piece triggered by an item in the news last week… The gendarmerie were first on the scene. Soft insistent voices, urging her to hang on. Hang on? To what? Why? ‘What’s your name. Mademoiselle? Can you hear me.’ … Continue reading

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Weather Or When #shortfiction

Good morning, people and who do we have here?’ Janice shuffled nervously forward, avoiding the over large hailstones that obstructed her path. ‘Tsk,’ Rodney Carbuncle clapped his hands and a broombot scuttled across the terrace and swept the debris away. … 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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Life As We Know It

Another story from the upcoming collection of Life Sentences… ‘Hello?’ ‘Hello?’ ‘You need to open the door.’ ‘Door?’ ‘Can you see it?’ ‘Yes, But…’ ‘Pull it open and I’ll explain.’ ‘But who… why? My dog. Where’s Bonkers?’ ‘Please, just open … Continue reading

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The Curious Buttocks Of Norris Skiffle

I’ve started pulling together another collection of short fiction from what I wrote on my blog in 2018 to follow on from Life In A Flash and Life In A Conversation. This will be provisionally called Life Sentences and the … Continue reading

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Corona: Part Twelve

Part Twelve Janice sat at her kitchen table. She felt like a zombie having had little to no sleep wondering what Thorne was going to do with her. Eventually a call came asking her to come to the station. Her … Continue reading

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Remaining sanguine #isms #shortfiction

You know what’s the worst thing about being a black vampire? People laugh at you when you say you can’t stand the sun. They think you’re a wuss. Drives me nuts and it’s meant I’ve gone undercover, spending my days … Continue reading

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Dusk, Dawn, They’re All Of A Piece #blogbattle

Crestfallen the Biddable goggled at his boss, Demotic the Unwise. ‘Are you sure, sir?’ ‘Do you really have to ask that question? Again.’ The terminally disappointed dictator forced himself to continue even though his teeth sighed at the temporary relief … Continue reading

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