This is a list of short stories I’ve written, most of which are free. Clicking on the name of the short story will take you to the short story itself, and clicking on the “comment” link will take you to the dedicated page on my website, where you can leave comments on the story if you so choose.
These stories stand alone. There are other stories that are part of a series, or longer pieces of work, which are not listed here.
Some stories require that you be part of my mailing list to download them as they are exclusive to that audience. The list can be joined here.
|The Emancipation of Shadows||May 22, 2021||In the midst of war, rumours about people losing their shadows circle in the gutter press. The Amber’s shadow tried to abandon her, and she must confront what her shadow is, and why it might want to be free of her.||comment|
|Shadows||Apr 21, 2021||Amber’s husband has returned from the war, missing his shadow. She must come to terms with what he, and others, appear to have lost.||comment|
|Rare Gifts||Jan 23, 2020||A strange man seeks an elusive shop to acquire a unique gift for his beloved. But can he be forgiven the price it costs?||comment|
|What You Might Find||Dec 23, 2019||A pickpocket is wrongfooted when he discovers something about his victim, and seeks to make amends.||comment|
|Rewind||Dec 3, 2019||Does reliving a terrible memory provide catharsis, or repoen and deepen old wounds? Can technology help overcome trauma?||comment|
|Artificial Euthanasia||Jul 10, 2018||Perhaps, after the Singularity, AI will have other priorities than taking over the world.||comment|
|Challenge / Response ($)||Jun 14, 2018||An old friend’s anger puts a young captain in the Royal Guard in an impossible position, forcing her to make a terrible choice.||comment|
|Five-Second Martyr ($)||Jun 8, 2018||How long does it take to decide what you stand for? How many seconds before yo have to make the only choice that will ever define you?||comment|
|Machine Man||Jun 5 , 2018||How do you reclaim your humanity when it has been taken from you? Perhaps only when someone finds it and gives it back. (available for free to memebrs of my mailing list, sign up here)||comment|