This Month's Short Stories

Backpacker Bodies

Posted by Alison Kelly

Caroline stepped off the greyhound bus and onto the dusty red earth. She threw her backpack onto the ground and watched a …

14 Min Read

The Gift Part 11 – Despair and Resolve

Posted by Rob Wilcher

A blur of blue and white light. Voices. Electronic beeps. Geoffrey’s head pounded. He moved his arm. His limbs were lead. It …

39 Min Read


Posted by Rob Wilcher

It was when Albert backed the car into the driveway and turned off the engine that he got stuck. It wasn’t the …

34 Min Read

Then Tiny Stirred

Posted by Rob Wilcher

There was grumbling at the station The news had reached the men That their favourite cook, Asian Jack, had received the DCM. …

4 Min Read

Where Things Are Hollow

Posted by Amanda Hemmings

‘What you get is no tomorrow’  David Bowie, Fame   After her best friend was killed in the Paris restaurant by ISIL …

10 Min Read

The Princess and the Nightingale – Part 2: Ushabti

Posted by Paul Nicholls

Back in her private chambers it took a long time for Lysandra’s tears to stop flowing. Sitting on the end of the …

16 Min Read

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