Short Stories

  • The Rain

    15th Nov 2019 by

    Hard, cold rain strikes my face and rolls down my cheeks, the thunder crackles and fills my body with dread. “Not great weather we’re having at the moment is it?” I nod and shrug and agree and keep my head down. Don’t say anything. What’s the point? Small talk is for other people. I really… Read more

  • Love Buzz – Part 1

    13th Oct 2019 by

    “Now come on everyone, repeat after me: We Are Someone’s Paradise.” “WE ARE SOMEONE’S PARADISE” droned the reply from the crowd. Wolliver Sting stood smiling before his small group of dedicated followers. Each and every one of them stood to attention, hanging on his every word. He prickled with delight as they repeated his mantra… Read more

  • 40 Seconds

    10th Oct 2019 by

    “What do you fink you could all do in 40 seconds Bruce?” asked Larry inquisitively. “40 seconds?” crooned Bruce with a confused look on his face. “I dunno, mate, make a cup of coffee maybe? Oh no, I’ve got it, give Jennifer Aniston the greatest night of her life” he chuckled. “You’re ‘orrible mate” laughed… Read more

  • You

    27th Sep 2019 by

    I love you. We love you. You spend the most precious thing in life on us daily – your time. You’re selfless. I ask you your hobby, you tell me it’s us. We’re all you think about. We’re all you worry about. We don’t deserve you. Your dedication to us is relentless. You make us… Read more

  • The Group

    20th Sep 2019 by

    “Wake up!” screamed Andrew directly into his ear. “Wh, wh, what time is it?” he muttered. He rolled over and pawed at his phone sitting on his bedside table. The bright screen illuminated the room. He squinted his eyes to look at it. 2:37am. He let out a noise situated somewhere between frustration and anger.… Read more

  • The Planets Series – Uranus

    18th Sep 2019 by

    I had been climbing for just over an hour and stopped to catch a breath. Below me was a white mist of nothingness. I had no idea how far I’d come but had estimated before I started that the full climb would take me around 2 hours. Surprisingly my feet felt fine. I wiggled my… Read more

  • The Planets Series – Jupiter

    18th Sep 2019 by

    Juniper Gentlin fiddled with his tie once again, then buttoned and unbuttoned his jacket, feeling the strain of his ever increasing waistline. He shot his hand into his pocket again, reassured that it was still there. The man behind the large desk in front of him stood to catch his attention, informing him that the… Read more

  • The Planets Series – Mars

    17th Sep 2019 by

    I’m writing this on the eve of my 25th birthday. Can you imagine every miniscule detail of your life being documented on a daily basis? Think of some of the stupid shit you do every day when no-one else is around, then think about everyone you know watching you do it. Bad huh? You might… Read more

  • The Planets Series – Saturn

    17th Sep 2019 by

    I sat alone in the small, dark cockpit large enough to fit one average sized person and no more. My senses tingled as the lights on the dashboard blinked yellow and orange in my peripheral vision. I dipped my head to look left, then right, through the side windscreens of my pod at 2 of… Read more

  • The Game

    11th Sep 2019 by

    Sam Thompson removed his jar of coffee and ‘Mr Grumpy’ Mr Men mug, placing it on the cabinet above him then emptied his pockets, placing his phone, wallet and keys into his small locker. Zombie-like he trudged through to the clinically white small kitchen area and filled his mug with boiling water from the communal… Read more

  • The Book Assignment

    10th Sep 2019 by

    After another round of aimlessly running his index finger along the dusty row of books, Thomas sighed and slumped down in the uncomfortable plastic chairs which were dotted around the school library. He was running out of time now, the library closed at 4pm and it was pushing 3.40pm. He had been here since lunch… Read more

  • An Everyday Scottish Villain

    19th Aug 2019 by

    Before A tell ye my story, there’s somin ye should know. A didnae ask for this. A didnae ayways want tae be like this. A didnae create some mad serum in a lab to give ees super strength or build a mental technological suit to help ees fight crime. Christ, A barely even looked after… Read more

  • Finlay & His Super Buddies – A Superhero Story for Kids

    19th Aug 2019 by

    It was Saturday! Finlay woke up quickly with a giant smile on his face, he knew it was Saturday because his Mum and Dad weren’t running about the house, half-dressed and screaming about being late for ​ boring​ work. He threw his Spider-Man covers off, jumped down from bed and ran to put on his… Read more

  • A Divine Vacation

    10th Aug 2019 by

    “Shit” He looked down at his phone to see the last name he wanted to see calling him, this could only be bad news. His vacation had been just what he needed after such a tumultuous time at work and the last thing he wanted to see flash up on his phone was “Boss” calling.… Read more

  • My Shadow

    29th Jul 2019 by

    The idea for this story, if that’s what you want to call it, came from an unexpectedly tough counselling session I attended today. I’m hoping getting this down in black and white helps me to wade through some of the mud in my mind. shadow: an area of darkness; to shadow (noun) is to follow… Read more

  • DRI 5154: Part 2

    28th Jul 2019 by

    Before starting Part 2, you can read Part 1 of DRI 5154 which was published here Junior United States Senator of California, Kane Woodbridge, emerged into the golden sunshine of downtown San Diego from his chauffeur driven blacked out SUV. It had been an atypical day for him, certainly a slightly different one from his… Read more

  • My Pet Raptor – A Dinosaur Story for Kids

    25th Jul 2019 by

    Some people have dogs Some people have cats or Birds or snakes but who has a raptor? I have a pet I can ride to school!! His name is Reggie, he’s super cool!! Some people have parrots but not my friend Doris! In her garden she has a Brontosaurus!! It eats from the trees, it’s… Read more

  • The Mirror

    23rd Jul 2019 by

    Introducing Scarville, Iowa. Scarville, Iowa has a creepy, Disney villain-themed, name. Unfortunately the truth to it is less extravagant than the name suggests. The town is named after Ole Scar, a local landowner in the 1800’s. It’s a small, old fashioned town where everyone knows everyone and local businesses depend on their customers for survival.… Read more

  • A Writers Regret

    23rd Jul 2019 by

    “He’s had an illustrious and decorated career. Enjoying stints with Kerrang, NME and Mixmag. He was senior editor at Metal Hammer Magazine for many years and mostly recently he’s occupied the same position with us. Congratulations on a wonderful career, Jamie, we’re really going to miss you. Friends and family, please raise your glasses to… Read more

  • The Fly Boys – A Superhero Story for Kids

    13th Jul 2019 by

    My wife has just had our second little boy, I wrote this little story for our 5 year old son to help him think about how cool having a little brother will be. THE FLY BOYS If you ever take a walk through Edinburgh town, You must be sure to not look down, Because up… Read more

  • Takeover: Part 1 – Outbreak

    12th Jul 2019 by

    “Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it” – Unknown Years ago our former President had wanted to build a wall to resolve the “crimewave” that was coming over the border from Mexico. The guy even tried to get the Mexican Government to pay for the damn thing. Well, like the old… Read more

  • The Purge: Catharsis

    24th Jun 2019 by

    These events take place in 2022, following a positive vote for Scottish Independence. Having left the UK, Scotland is now operating it’s third successful year as an independent country in spite of Westminster’s scare-mongering. After the now famous “Pinkie Cleugh” riots which followed the vote, the British Prime Minister, Morris Johnstone, introduced UK Martial Law.… Read more

  • DRI 5154: Part 1

    23rd Jun 2019 by

    It’s 2024. At the beginning of January, the state of Ohio in the United States of America had 56 current death row inmates on it’s books. By the end of March, 54 of them had been executed. 2 remained and plans were in place to schedule the next two injections in the following weeks. Amongst… Read more

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