Tag Short Stories

Bert

2017 – This story is terrible and the politics are all wrong, post 2020 I’d not have written this. Its not pro-war but the brief was to write a fiction story based on facts. At the time I lived in…

Departure Gate

Written 2017 “I’m going to have a coffee, how about you?” said the man. “Ok, I’ll have a tea,” said the girl. She took off her coat and hung it on the back of the chair. For a minute neither…

Cold Coffee

Written 2017 Gladys sat down on the sofa with her shopping bags all around her. “Bloody cold out there,” she said. “That it is mum,” said Beryl. “At least we got the fancy dress.” “Yes. Do you want a coffee?”…

Ead’s Invisible Bin Spaceship

2017 – something not quite right about this story, what do you think? Ead pressed the buttons of his spaceship and brought it into land at Trafalgar Square. It was 1pm in the afternoon on a Saturday.             No one…

Captain Clarkson and the Age of Thump

a retelling of the legend of Icarus in modern political satire Written 2017. This was the original version of Project Icarus, “silly men doing silly things”, and the message was lost. So I took out the silly and made Project…

Rupert

Written 2017 Julia stood by the train door as it pulled into Beckton station. She had been watching the nearly empty platform all the time as it had come into view. The small train was almost empty, and as the…

The Gimp

Written 2017 – Contains adult themes John was making coffee when the gimp suit arrived. It had been a normal day until then. The kids had gone off to school, as usual, followed by his wife, as usual. She had…

The Viper

Witten 2014 – A pretty ropey story. It combines the Terry Waite story and a Blakes 7 opening scene as it’s inspirations. The hood made my world dark and the ropes that bound my wrists and ankles stopped me moving…

Project Icarus

Written 2017. From my of short stories: “Misplaced”. A retelling of the legend of Icarus. The grown up re-write of the first version of the story that was called: Captain Clarkson and the Age of Thump. This was written for…

The Good House

4444 words – Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction – 2019 PART 1 Alison loaded a shell into the breech of the tank’s gun and Claire gave her the thumbs up from the commander’s position. Claire looked outside where the tank…

The Others

(Written Dec 2023) I don’t know how long I’ve lived at the station on this planet. Last night I stood outside while the sun set, and the dust clouds rose. A dangerous thing to do. Nobody is sure what is…

A Letter to Lachlann

(Written Dec 2023) Farquhar Hubert Solomon applied his peeler to a potato and slid away a section of skin. Farquhar lowered his peeler and waved it slightly while eyeing the spud. From her chair by the fire Deòiridh Raghnaid MacCrumb…

High Princess

This is a fantasy I was trying to do my own version of a Philip Pullman story. It was my first try at the genre. Written 2018. Sally sat in a coffee shop in Woolwich, London. It was her favourite…