Short Stories

Short reads, all under 1000 words. A new story appears every couple of weeks. The first twenty are now available as a free e-book. Click here to download.

Old Bones Burn Strong  Sometimes the crazy fight is the only sensible choice

They Need To Learn  Misdemeanours need correcting, but how far is too far?

Waiting  How long would you wait?

Don’t Go  If you live in someone’s shadow, what happens when they go?

Life Story  You are the story you tell

The Pinnacle  A perfect opportunity

A Little Moment Of Happiness  It’s the small things that make all the difference

The Tracker  Sometimes, the only thing you can do is run

Clay  The pain of creation

Ghost  A coffin, and a secret

A Joke  Life can be a joke‌—‌but that doesn’t mean it’s any fun

Monster  They call me a monster, but only because they do not understand

Perfect  Sometimes things are that good

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The following stories are all in the free Millenary collection.

Never Only One Side  There’s always more than one side to a story

Investigation  Sometimes thing’s aren’t what they look like.

Artificial Intelligence  The code doesn’t do what is expected, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

High Stakes  Only play for what you can afford to lose.

Safe  Who keeps you safe … and why?

The Customer Is Always Right  If customers come for more than food and drink, you have to given them what they want.

Patients  It’s better when they have something to keep them occupied.

The Offering  They found the offering after a night of heavy rain…

Release  Everything has a cost, everything must be repaid.

Just A Bit Of Harmless Fun  Games are always serious.

The Greatest Fraud  If you lie for a living, can you stop lying to yourself?

Allegiance  Some jobs demand allegiance, but so do friends.

Escape They say escape is impossible, but there has to be a way out.

Influential Friends  A business proposition, but who has the most influential friends?

The Weather Report  If the weather could be controlled … should it?

The Gardener  All life is precious … to someone.

Work Units  Business can be murder.

Missing   An absent cat, a departed woman, and an old man with a dark secret.

A Lesson In Death  Rodin gets interrupted at work by an inquisitive child‌—‌not what you want when you’re an assassin.

The Job  Only the best need apply.

For something longer (about 7500 words), try Gatekeeper (A Dominions Prologue), the start of the Dominions series.

I also have a story called Touch in the Electromagnetism anthology of horror/tech stories, available through Amazon (.co.uk / .com)