My latest free short story, Running The Gauntlet, is also the first to be set in the world of the Shadows series (to celebrate the release of the second book in the series, Shadowsiege – only 99p/99c for a limited time). It’s an idea that’s been kicking around in my head for a while now, and it gives a bit of background on Brice, one of the main characters in the series.
Hope you enjoy it. As always, I’d love to hear what you think of it.
Click here to read Running The Gauntlet.
Another free short story—The Gift And The Giver. Not going to say too much about this one—check it out here.
I wasn’t purposely basing the musician in the story on anyone in particular, but after catching Ed Alleyne-Johnson busking in York again last weekend, I’m sure he was a bit of an influence—although I’m sure he doesn’t feel the same way about performance as the story character does. If solo layered violin sounds interesting, check him out (edalleyne-johnson.com)
And if you want more short stories, click here.
Back to a sci-fi setting for this short story, although it’s very influenced by The Scheme For Full Employment by Magnus Mills—something I only realised after I’d written it. Sometimes I only know what I’m writing about once the words are on the screen.
It’s called Eight Hours, and you can read it here. I hope you enjoy it—I’d love to know what you think.
Another couple of weeks have passed, and so I have another short story for you. This time, I’ve got something with a horror feel (what with it being Halloween soon). Hope you enjoy it.
You can read Invitation To Dinner here.
For more short stories, click here. And if you want a free e-book of the first twenty, check out Millenary here.
Another new short story. This one strays into fantasy territory, but I still think it fits with themes of others I’ve written. Give it a read and let me know what you think.
Click here to read Old Bones Burn Strong.
If you want to read some of my other shorts, click here. And for those of you who prefer reading via e-books, the first twenty stories are available in a free download here.
After posting more than thirty short stories to this site, I’ve now bundled the first twenty up into a free e-book, Millenary. As the tag-line suggests, they’re all under 1000 words, so if you’re looking for a few quick coffee-break reads, check it out.
Download Millenary here.
Another short story for you. After a serious one last time (Waiting), this time I’ve gone for something lighter (you’ll understand when you get to the end). It’s called They Need To Learn, and you can read it here.
I’ve got over thirty short stories on the site now, so if this one piques your interest, try a few others. The full list can be found here.
I’m also working on an e-book of the first twenty stories—ideal if reading web-pages isn’t your thing. Hopefully, that should be out in a few days (maybe even by the time you read this).
And, as always, I’d love to hear what people thought of this story, or any of the others. Add a comment on the page, or send me an e-mail.