Category: Short Stories

  • “Writing” Challenge ~ A Short Story

    “Writing” Challenge ~ A Short Story

    By Syl Dinada I came upon a post. Well, “post” is perhaps charitable in the context. This err… let’s just say, less-than-positive display, did not relate to the goals of that particular Writers’ Group. A long convoluted, interesting, and sometimes even slightly bizarre comment thread developed. Much of the discussion revolving around the lack of […]

  • HUMOUR: Christmas Eve by Janet Gogerty

    HUMOUR: Christmas Eve by Janet Gogerty

    Linda hated Christmas, or rather the long run up to Christmas. It was busier but easier when the children were still at school; they knew exactly who would be there for Christmas every year; four children and four elderly relatives. Now, since the children were grown up and the elderly relatives no longer around, each year was different. […]

  • Short Story – The Heart of the Cosmos

    Short Story – The Heart of the Cosmos

    By Syldinada How, the scientist-pilot wondered, knowing what they knew of the universe, how could they affect it? Studying the map, they had realised they found themselves in its very heart. The sentience of the universe was undeniable. This had long since been proved. The question had shifted to the Intent of that sentience. This […]

  • COMEDY: Reindeer Jack – Riley J. Froud

    COMEDY: Reindeer Jack – Riley J. Froud

    Meet Jack: Jack’s a reindeer. Like all reindeer, Jack has one goal in life: to be famous. When he was just a little calf, he dreamt of becoming like his old favourites: Dancer and Prancer, Donner and Blitzen, Comet and Cupid too. He imagined himself stood in front of Father Christmas, the conductor for their […]

  • Short Story: The Legend of Lime Hollow – Riley J. Froud

    Short Story: The Legend of Lime Hollow – Riley J. Froud

    The town of Lime Hollow is no ordinary town, so the legend goes. Where other towns live and thrive according to the people who inhabitant them, the people of Lime Hollow live and thrive according to the town. Lime Hollow is different, you see, its life-blood more obvious than in other places. Or so I’d […]

  • Short Story ~ A-Whining in the Forest

    Short Story ~ A-Whining in the Forest

    It was the whine that got me. not that blinding light. I would’ve thought such intensity would be sure to get my attention, but no, it was that blasted whine. It wasn’t right. That was the thing. The light was light. just intense. Nothing off about it, but that whine. At first, it wasn’t noticeable, […]

  • Short Story  – CSI Highcliffe

    Short Story – CSI Highcliffe

    ‘Is that for next door?’ Eleanor asked the green man who had emerged from the yellow van. ‘No, express delivery for Ms E. Fairfax.’ ‘But I haven’t ordered anything, certainly nothing as large as that, is the box heavy?’ ‘No, I’ll leave it just inside the front door shall I?’ Eleanor closed the door and […]

  • HUMOUR: Meetings with God – Riley J. Froud

    HUMOUR: Meetings with God – Riley J. Froud

    “I met God yesterday,” Chuck said matter-of-factly as he was picking at the sweet-looking flies that were darting on the surface of the water. “Oh really?” Cheryl rolled her big-bug eyes around her little scaly face, chewing on a piece of worm that was too big for her face. “Yeah, really.  I know you don’t […]

  • Short Story – Fur Babies

    Short Story – Fur Babies

    Fur Babies ‘Pompom’ called a shrill voice. When did real dogs turn to toys wondered Vince as he trudged through the mud, conspicuous as the only human without a dog. The dogs skittering around two women did not match the environment, what happened to Labradors and Rottweilers? As if in answer, a large muddy dog, […]

  • Short Story – The Train of Retribution

    Short Story – The Train of Retribution

    Perhaps I should have questioned why someone would anonymously send me a free ticket for a round trip train journey. Too late now however, for I was standing on the platform of Lydney Station with the ticket in my hand. Holding it up I re-read the words written there, ‘New Year Mince Pie Special’    When […]

  • If You Lived Here You’d Be Home Now

    If You Lived Here You’d Be Home Now

    by Nicci Rae There was blood in the gravy boat.  That was the first thing that I noticed.  Well, maybe not the first thing but certainly the thing that my mind kept returning to like some kind of a mental stutter.  Blood in the gravy boat – in it, on it and all around it, […]

  • Heroes

    Heroes

    Jed Baker strode across the landing strip with his usual measured pace. His co-pilot Chas Blair was already checking the fuel and instruments. ‘There’s only a small window in the weather Skipper’ said Chas. ‘So are we ready for take off? Don Carlos is a fool if he thinks Felicity Fairdew’s family are going to […]