The Moving Pen | Authors’ Draft Stories

Authors’ Draft Stories

Chicken Feed

Poor old farmer Joe never stood a chance. Wiping the remnants of the morning’s fried egg from the corner of his mouth …

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Shahezah the Witch

Shahezah the witch raised her hooked staff high, high above into the sky, unlatched the hasp of a cloud and, with an …

28 Min Read
Rodney

I remember when Rodney Fletcher first started coming for dinner. I was almost fifteen years old. My brother Joey was eighteen and …

32 Min Read
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An Excerpt from a novel-in-progress:  Dot’s War.    The heavy iron of the gate swings wide in a broad arc as Dot …

8 Min Read
People Not People

‘You’ll need this, Inspector,’ said the officer manning the door to the freezer room. He handed the Inspector a heavy padded jacket, …

6 Min Read
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The Royal Barge bumped against the quay. Lysandra, who had been dozing, grumbled when Jena tapped on the door. ‘Princess, we are …

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  After the funeral the girl’s mother won’t let her go near the old man who has been sitting at the back …

8 Min Read
The Landers

Draygon hated drone fighting. The Moon, Mars, Neptune, it was always the same despite climatic differences: the drones always got so covered …

20 Min Read
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“Mum, will I be okay at school tomorrow?” Georgina asked her mother whilst holding tightly onto her mother’s waist. “Oh sweetheart, I …

11 Min Read
The Four

“Good grief, witches,” said the old professor as he descended the old wooden stairs to the basement. The four harridans seated around …

2 Min Read