Original short stories, by me. You’ll note there was quite a break in posting: I’ve been focusing on long form writing – a novel and a feature screenplay, to be precise – but I’m trying to do some short form stuff and get my work out there a bit more. Comments are most welcome, I’m here to learn!
In this section
The Human Experience – What can you do with infinity?
Cassandra and Lucinda – A mother and daughter seek a quiet life in a new town.
How the War was Won – self-indulgent fantasy, inspired by current events
Dogs Die in Hot Cars – Summer-themed crime fiction.
A Fire of Righteousness – Defying your boss’s orders could be deadly
Nothing is real – Lacey walks away from her life
Don’t make me choose – A child’s dilemma
An amazing act of love – Mark’s childhood sweetheart surprises him
Firm and firmament – a love story
Johnny and the fat man – Johnny’s having a bad night and it’s about to get worse
This is not my beautiful life – What choices can you make when your life is not your own?
Looking back – History is told by the victors
Casablanca was a B-movie – A mother’s love never dies
Responsibility – Sometimes it’s hard to take
The Engagement Party – Tempest wants to be a good mother
Paris or Die – Jean’s dream of Paris is taunting her
The Nurse – Florence Nightingale this guy ain’t
The first sunny day of spring – the sunshine brings out the best in everyone.
An election fairy tale – an honest man runs for office.
Casualties of war – an untold story from the home front.
In the moment – a split second can change everything.
I’m your man – Milos is caught between two demanding women, but he knows he’s the man.
Misis luluai and the raskols – the victim of a con-artist recounts his experience.
‘Til death – Richard and Amelia vowed to stay together until death and beyond.
Suspicion – A woman confronts her fears about her husband.
The man-faced boy – the curse of having a man’s head on a boy’s body.
The Lodgers – New lodgers inspire Geraldine to spice up her sex life.
Reunion – Brothers long estranged meet.
Less than kind – The favoured son needs a favour.
In transit – Clare guards the most precious cargo of all.
Midnight snack – Battling the diet demon.
Marcia’s birthday party – A bitter tale of unrequited love.
Always the same size – The more things change, the more people want things to stay the same.
Knocking off the edges – It’s important to fit in.
Prey – Farah’s decided to walk away from the business that’s made him rich.
If you want something done – Louise discovers the joys of DIY
Home time – A mother lets go of her dreams.
A vivid imagination – Andre’s imagination is his greatest protection.
The seduction – He wants her. She wants him. Will they get what they want?
Circling the wagons – In a time of tragedy, family protect one another.