Category Archives: Flash Fiction

The Reliable Witness – Writing Magazine Flash Comp Winner, May 2015

The years have been kind to him; kinder than they have to me. On this chilly January day, he’s enjoying his moment in the flicker of flash photography, the clamour of people seeking his views; it’s been a long time. … Continue reading

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Remembering at Christmas – 99Fiction Winner (November 2014)

As a child, she’d draw box-like houses with pathways that dangled vertically from the front door, and then sketch beside them stick-men too large to fit inside. As an artist, I spoke to her of perception… and perspective. Now she … Continue reading

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A Not So Distressed Damsel (The Story Shack, April 2013)

An alternative fairy tale of mine over at the Story Shack today.   Illustration by the talented Jessica Wilson.

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Smack Head (The Story Shack, March 2013)

This is a slightly extended version of a story I wrote earlier this year for a writing challenge.  The illustration for The Story Shack site was designed by Mark Reihill and you can see it here.  Apologies for the duplication … Continue reading

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Menage a Trois (The Story Shack, February 2013)

The following story appeared at The Story Shack on Valentine’s Day. I’m a great fan of this ‘website with a difference’.  A few weeks before your story is scheduled for publication, you are linked up with an artist who will … Continue reading

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The Untaken One (With Painted Words, January 2013)

This story has just been published at With Painted Words:  The Untaken One. They have Exclusive World Electronic Rights for 90 days, so please follow the link to visit the site if you want to read it.  I’ll publish here … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love (Short Humour Site – January 2013)

“Holy cow Toby, what did you do to your sister???” “Nothing Dad, honest, I just waved my wand at her.  There must have been a spell stuck on the end of it.” “Didn’t you try undoing it, you know, wave … Continue reading

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The Things You Do For Love (Postcard Shorts, October 2012)

Every evening, pounding the pavements, come rain or shine, with me twenty yards behind. I do my best, but I’m overweight, stockily built and no athlete; I sense people laughing at me. She thinks I like to run with her, … Continue reading

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Ouma and The Wood Pigeon (Every Day Fiction, July 2011)

Winter had arrived early and that June morning when I left the house, the kikuyu grass was iced with a thick hoar frost that crunched beneath my feet as I skipped towards the pool.  The sun struggled out of the … Continue reading

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The Man in Black (Long Story Short, September 2012)

The train leaves the station and some passengers shake out their newspapers, whilst others close their eyes in the hope of catching a brief nap, lulled by the gentle rocking of the carriage. The man opposite kicks me and I … Continue reading

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