Short Stories


Surfs Up

Micro-fiction piece published by The Story Seed in response to Cristina Mittermeier’s image.
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Jeremy said we’d never do it. Not in those bikinis, in the cold, Welsh sea.
“You wouldn’t last two seconds,” he’d said.
Carla had her hands on his surfboard before he even finished speaking…

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After

Micro-fiction piece published by The Story Seed in response to an image.
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We keep the lights off for four days after he dies. Mother says it’s like dressing the house in black. She stays in her room for the first three…

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Singed

Published in Kamena Magazine, Vol. 1, Issue 1, and Popshot Magazine, Issue 25 – The Fantasy Issue
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Dale comes swinging in through the double doors in a cloud of smoke and I tell you,
I’ve had long-burnt chips in the oven that’ve smelled better than that. So I ask him,
“Dale, how’d it go in there?” and he says,

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What If

Originally published in Patchwork Magazine
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On the station platform, rain dribbles down the windows of the waiting area in long, rope-like rivulets.
Inside, an elderly white-haired lady sits next to Lorna, who is watching the rain with a limp expression.

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Confession

Originally published in Kamena Magazine
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He’s back again. The scrawny one whose hands shake when he speaks, even when he tries to hold
them tight in those white-knuckled fists of trepidation. He starts up the steps towards me, reaching
out with one hand as he says,
“Father,” but he’s come at the wrong time today.

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