Category Archives: short stories

Arthur’s Story

Arthur looked at Danny’s picture on the mantle. He was sitting on a park bench talking to a ‘stranger’. That stranger was Arthur himself, and he remembered that day as if it were yesterday. He had taken such a chance … Continue reading

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The Two Sides of Jenny Penny.

I’d known Jenny since High School. Always popular, she exuded personality, was everyone’s friend and would do anything for anybody. She was also a practical joker, and took it in good spirits when she was on the receiving end. Life … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Mix–May 13, 2017

Medieval romance eh? Now that’s a bit of a challenge! https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/saturdays-mix-may-13-2017/ He was no hero, but he was in love. He was also cunning and resourceful, so his quest for proof of his undying devotion was well within his means … Continue reading

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Twix and Shout

Dorothy Poole rolled over and looked at the dark lump lying beside her, thinking fondly of Thomas. The nice thing about being a pensioner was that you didn’t have to set an alarm clock, but Thomas had never been one … Continue reading

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Short Story: Going Home

The road was familiar, one she had walked umpteen times in the dark. The car pulled out from the crossroads, and turned its lights off. She shouted ‘Lights!’ and continued on her way. Up ahead, her route led her towards … Continue reading

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Bricks of Vengeance

They say that walls have ears, And wonder what tales they could tell, Absorbing a tortured child’s tears, To shield them from a living hell. The whistling that drove them all mad, As he hammered and butchered in glee, No-one … Continue reading

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The Future at Our Door

Technology has come a long way since colour TV, the first ATMs and mobile phones. Now they are talking about Internet Services being accessible through everyday household items such as fridges. That little light that comes on every time you … Continue reading

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Lonely This Christmas

Dorothy Poole was sitting at her kitchen table with a cup of tea, idly dunking a gingernut biscuit. At 87, it had just been her and Thomas since Ted died, and now Tom was gone too. The rules were that … Continue reading

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She Awakens

The sound of snickers and giggling soon changed to hysterical laughter as the Three Imps watched from the sidelines. The Good Fairies had long since given up on Double H (Handsome Hero) coming to wake their Sleeping Princess but left … Continue reading

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She Sleeps

Her hair, a fan of gold around her head, Her gentle breathing a soothing rhythm, Cheeks pink, her rosebud mouth puckered to kiss, Waiting for her prince.

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