(150 words) Hello Darling, Well they were right when they said the recipe for a great marriage is to live in different countries! Missing you and ‘the babe’ though.
Here the stories are listed according to the categories in the menu, namely 100 word stories, 200 word stories, 300-600 word stories, longer stories, TASWG, excerpts and blog (links open in new window/tab).lilnks open in nw 100 Word Stories 1 Don’t Mind the Police! 30th Nov 2015 2 Dream of a Stone Horse 30th Apr … Continue reading Contents – To Cut a Short Story Short – 20th Mar 2017
(100 words) We came upon an ancient shrine with a small stone horse. I stroked its weathered features and whispered, “We need water. Dhanybhaad!”
(100 words) Tests, more tests. Get me out of here! A young doctor, pimply and onion-breathed, shone an intense white light into my eyes. “No response I'm afraid"
(100 words) Arranging her music, Eloise sat at the piano in her uncle’s empty chateau. Nearby stood an ornate antique desk. On impulse, she opened a drawer.
(100 words) Ten metres away across the dark, moonless sand, a lone sentry stood. Behind me, black parachutes, like water holes in the desert.
Dumb, they called them. Hah! He stroked her soft blue-scaled cheeks, hearing her purr in response, long silver hair falling over her prominant chest. Six months on this godforsaken mining planet - maybe time to surrender! It wasn’t lust, he reassured himself, the creatures demonstrated love, so why resist? - The act over, he slept, … Continue reading Dumb
“Police state, that’s what this bloody place is becoming!” Arthur complained, looking up at the mandible poking incongruously from beneath a peaked cap. The policeman’s protruding eyes swivelled down at him and Arthur noticed the creature’s diaphanous folded wings twitch. “Look out! Mantra.” said Stan, his companion. “We are honest, we love the king,” they … Continue reading Don’t Mind the Police!
“Police were here last night...” “Why?” “Girl was attacked, back of Robertson’s...” “So?” “So maybe you know something?” “Nope” “Where were you last night?” “Round Alex’s.” “Doing what?” “This ‘n that, playin’ x-box, nothin’ really...” “Anyone else there?” “Nah” “Isn’t there a chip shop near Robertson’s?” “Dunno..” KNOCK KNOCK [hall] “Sorry to trouble you again, … Continue reading The Suspect
Evidently it was morning. Soft and warm, Svetlana moved beneath the quilt, brain fog and dream memories clearing. Time to make the checks! Pulsating hot and cold streams of water vitalized her, then, pulling on the cumbersome suit, out through the airlock into frozen red desert. Passing through the modules she checked air pressure, water … Continue reading Life on Mars
(100 words) “Evidently the intruder gained access here,” said Holmes, tapping the high brick wall behind the Midland Bank.
(100 words) Hearing it despite the clamour of the baseball crowd, the majorette twirled her baton, throwing it up and forward as the drummers marched on.