Short Stories

The day of the short story may be returning. I hope so. This page includes some of my new contributions.


I don’t generally tackle children’s stories, but this one was commissioned for a pair of great-nephews. They found it so scary, they demanded it again and again……………

Alfie & Jack Find A Key


My ongoing project ‘The Hidden Island’ (see the Major Works page) occasionally leads to the odd spark – story ideas which sniff the air and attempt lives of¬†their own:-

The Lawyer of Arcania

The Hermit’s Muse


The tale of two tentative authors who meet at a creative writing class:-

The Writers


A parodic parable: see if you can spot the subject of the satire:-

Three Objects of Desire

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