This Month's Short Stories

The Hall of Things that Were

Posted by Rob Wilcher

The man stood at the massive carved doors, with its monumental forged handles and hinges. At the top, embossed with gold leaf, …

22 Min Read


Posted by Rob Wilcher

1. Sam sat in the darkened granny flat, slightly removed from her grandfather who lay dying in the bed. The old man’s …

17 Min Read

The Last Twist of the Knife

Posted by Amanda Hemmings

  No coward soul is mine; no trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere, she always murmured. Before every protest, every demonstration, she …

5 Min Read

The Family Dentist

Posted by Eva Chow

Fred studied his reflection on the bathroom mirror. He felt awkward looking at himself like this. He had seen himself either shaving …

19 Min Read

Prickly Heist

Posted by Paul Nicholls

‘Here’s number eighteen,’ Caleb whispered. Zac knocked. A footman opened the door. ‘We’re here about the cockroach infestation,’ said Zac. ‘I assure …

3 Min Read

A Juicy Tale

Posted by Tracie McMahon

A short story describing a place without using an adjective or adverb. Audis, Beamers, and Mercs force us against the tea trees …

5 Min Read

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  • Originally from Dublin Ireland and now living and working in Sydney Australia. Ali has always been interested in writing funny emails, quirky columns and is now trying to turn her observations of the funny things we all do into stories!
  • Apart from working relentlessly on writing yet another novel, Amanda reads. And reads. And reads. Totally for escapism. Anything from high literature to spy thrillers. Loves Southern gothic, history, alternative fiction, well-written crime novels. She doesn’t love the current state of the world, but remains sanguine. Most of the time.
  • I write about home, family, friends and all the undercurrents of love.
  • Paul is a writer with a taste for comedy, mystery, history, and just a little bit of magic. His musings on nothing in particular can be found on
  • We passed this way. Some of us were lucky enough to be. And even if we chose to spend our time in misery we were. That is the point and the glory of it. We were. And we know this one event, this one triumph, will not recur. For when we have ceased to be, and all is said and done, we will join those who never had our chance, the multitude of None.
  • Tracie acknowledges the traditional owners of the Dharug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri lands which inspire much of her writing, and on which she is grateful to walk, write and paint. This respect extends to all Aboriginal and First Nations people and leaders, past, present and emerging.
    Tracie likes to write about place, belonging and silence (intended and unintended) and hopes her readers will be left with a desire to explore and create their own stories. Her writing can also be found at Lithgow Area Local News, and Bushwalk Australia Magazine

The Authors at The Moving Pen

These are the faces behind the most popular posts.