Well, it’s been three years since To Cut a Short Story Short, vol. II: 88 Little Stories was published on Amazon, and following on from the success of that title, plus To Cut a Short Story Short: 111 Little Stories and Bound in Morocco: A Short Story of Intrigue, (both published in 2017) it is my pleasure to announce the publication of not one, not two, but THREE new titles!
This time, I have curated stories on the themes of humour and the supernatural from ‘the best of my blog,’ re-read and revised, plus unpublished stories.
40 stories on each theme have been collected into two volumes; Letters from Reuben and Other Stories: 40 Little Tales of Mirth, and The Window Crack’d and Other Stories: 40 Little Tales of Horror and the Supranatural.
These are both now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.
The third title is Flash Friction: To Cut a Short Story Short, vol. III: 72 Little Stories. This is again a mix from my blog, together with numerous unpublished stories. As before, there is an eclectic selection of genres: science fiction, crime, romance, even some humour and ‘supranatural’!
Available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.
And in case you may not be aware, To Cut a Short Story Short: 111 Little Stories, To Cut a Short Story Short, vol. II: 88 Little Stories, and Bound in Morocco: A Short Story of Intrigue, are also available as audiobooks, professionally narrated by Angus Freathy. Available from Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Very highly recommended!
The Window Crack’d and Other Stories: 40 Little Tales of Horror and the Supranatural
A man accepts a bet to spend the night in a haunted library; a young couple swim in an abandoned quarry, with unexpected consequences; four teenage girls decide to put the legend of Bloody Mary to the test; a man investigates a bookmark found in a book on demonology, and a young girl is convinced that someone or something is trapped in an old wardrobe.
These and thirty-five other unsettling stories by Simon J. Wood will have you by turns smiling and sleeping with the lights on!
Letters from Reuben and Other Stories: 40 Little Tales of Mirth
Owing to a drugs war, a man on a walking holiday is forced to share his bed with a complete stranger; following his wife’s death, a man discovers she has made bizarre plans for his future; a woman decides to clear her clutter, with unforeseen consequences; a young lad eats a slice of forbidden cake and wishes he hadn’t, and a young woman takes part in an army pie-eating contest.
These and thirty-five other hilarious stories by Simon J. Wood are guaranteed to generate laughs on the Richter scale!
Flash Friction: To Cut a Short Story Short, vol. III: 72 Little Stories
A man places an advertisement to be murdered; a woman is operated on by giant insects; a young child vanishes at a railway station; a bookshop is the scene for a grisly encounter; and a woman wins an unwanted tattoo.
These and sixty-seven other curious stories by Simon J. Wood invite you into a twilight world of the whimsical, the macabre, and the malevolent.
- If you are interested in joining Write Away, a fortnightly story group (giving a choice of 250, 500 or 750-word assignments) please contact me and I’ll be pleased to send details.
- Don’t forget to check out some of the other stories on this blog. There are over 350!