Contents – To Cut a Short Story Short – 20th Mar 2017


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 

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100 Word Stories

1

Don’t Mind the Police!

30th Nov 2015

2

Dream of a Stone Horse

30th Apr 2016

3

Dumb

31st Dec 2015

4

Femme Fatal

31st Jan 2016

5

Life on Mars

31st Oct 2015

6

Speechless

31st Mar 2016

7

The Final Mystery

31st Oct 2015

8

The Majorette

Sep 30th 2015

9

The Suspect

30th Nov 2015

10

What the Devil?

29th Feb 2016

11

Yesterday’s News

30th Sep 2015

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200 Word Stories

1

A Controlling Interest

10th Jul 2016

2

A Dartmoor Childhood

15th Nov 2015

3

A Design for Death

3rd Apr 2016

4

A Friend in Need

24th Jan 2016

5

A Night on the Clown

17th Apr 2016

6

A Personal Experience

18th Oct 2015

7

Ad Pacem

24th Jan 2016

8

Addressing Impatience

22nd Sep 2016 

9

Adrenaline Junkie

26th Jun 2016

10

All Change

24th Jul 2016

11

Amid the Winter’s Snow

29th Sep 2016 

12

Another Splash

15th May 2016

13

Bouncers!

6th Mar 2016

14

Chivvers’ Foibles

29th Aug 2016

15

Cilice Sod

7th Aug 2016

16

Cocksure

12th Jun 2016

17

Death of a Dear Friend

24th Jul 2016

18

Double Trouble

20th Mar 2016

19

Duck Surprise

21st Feb 2016

20

Encounter on London Bridge

18th Oct 2015

21

Fox Meat in Aspic

13th Dec 2015

22

Hen Morning

1st Oct 2016 

23

Hopes and Arrows

17th Apr 2016

24

If Two Witches Were Watching…

10th Sep 2016

25

Incident at Clibbon’s Farm

24th Jul 2016

26

Legless in the Park

15th May 2016

27

Little Pricks in the Night

18th Sep 2016

28

Lobar Limbo

13th Dec 2015

29

Marley’s Spirit

6th Sep 2016

30

Mementoes

7th Aug 2016

31

Mind Your Subconscious!

27th Dec 2015

32

Mirror Man

12th Jun 2016

33

Miss Chan Takes a Trip

27th Dec 2015

34

Mysterious Ways

3rd Apr 2016

35

Nibiru

29th Nov 2015

36

Orwyn’s Ring

7th Feb 2016

37

Peer’s of Wigan

29th Nov 2015

38

Play with Emotions

27th Dec 2015

39

Rest Room

1st Nov 2015

40

Reunited

15th Nov 2015

41

Seeing What Isn’t There

26th Aug 2016

42

Sheldon’s Secret

21st Feb 2016

43

Si Vicium In Petasus

1st May 2016

44

Take A Long Holiday..

10th Jan 2016

45

The 100th Story

24th Sep 2016 

46

The Blob from Outer Space

7th Feb 2016

47

The Coffee Break

6th Mar 2016

48

The Girl from the Labyrinth

10th Jul 2016

49

The Neighbour

15th Nov 2015

50

The Other Woman

26th Jun 2016

51

The Real Doctor Lamont

1st Nov 2015

52

The Saltby St. Mary’s Murders

1st May 2016

53

The Scrying Game

29th May 2016

54

The Story of a Bullet

10th Jan 2016

55

The War and Starvation Diet

20th Mar 2016

56

Tiger Tiger

29th Nov 2015

57

Titus

29th May 2016

58

Where is Your Mind?

10th Jan 2016

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300 – 600 Word Stories

title

‘publication’ date

no. of words

1

A Flick of the Knife – A Halloween Story

30th Oct 2016

600

2

A Labour of Magick

13th Feb 2017

600

3

A Saucerful of Bullshit

27th Oct 2016

400

4

Amid the Winter’s Snow – 500 word version

7th Nov 2016

500

5

Blind Panic

15th Mar 2017

600

6

Clarissa’s Missives

8th Feb 2017

600

7

Copperwood

27th Feb 2016

500

8

Erection and Resurrection

10th Nov 2016

600

9

Falling for the Boss

25th Mar 2017

500

10

Flip Side

3rd Feb 2017

600

11

Heartless Desires

14th Apr 2017

600

12

Here Comes the Sun

7th Dec 2016

500

13

If Two Witches Were Watching – 400 word version

9th Apr 2017

400

14

Inventions Я Us

1st Sep 2016

300

15

Killer on the Road

20th Dec 2016

500

16

Lucifer’s Kitchen

29th Jul 2016 

500

17

Luck of the Devil

12th Nov 2016

500

18

Medium Rare

20th Oct 2016 

300

19

New Year’s Eve Ritual

19th Jan 2017

500

20

Playing God

16th Oct 2016

300

21

Saint Teresa of Woking – 600 word version

1st Feb 2016

600

22

Scene in a Lincolnshire Churchyard

10th Mar 2017

500

23

Steal a Little Dream

3rd Nov 2016

500

24

Taylor Maid

30th Mar 2017

600

25

Teeth Can Wait

25th Mar 2016

500

26

Tetford, No Ordinary Village

27th Jun 2016

500

27

The Black Swan

29th Oct 2015

590

28

The Downfall of British Journalism

28th Feb 2016

500

29

The Fabled Fox

24th Jan 2017

400

30

The Hollow Santa

25th Dec 2016

500

31

Tiny Demons

3rd Dec 2016

600

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Longer Stories

title

publication’ date

no. of words

1

A Merry Dance

29th Dec 2016

1000

2

Black Swan, Green Lizard

15th Dec 2016

700

3

Bound in Morocco: Part 1 – ‘Welcome to Marrakech!’

17th Jan 2016

7224

Bound in Morocco: Part 2 – Blue Painted Rocks

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 3 – 50 Jour a Tombouctou

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 4 – Ibrahim

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 5 – Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack

17th Jan 2016

 

4

Don’t Know What to Write?

23rd Feb 2017

800

5

Elf Service

14th Jan 2017

700

6

Fibonacci ‘n’ Chardonnay

11th Dec 2016

700

7

Full Fathom Five

5th Mar 2017

1300

8

Gone Fishing

29th Jan 2017

700

9

Ringing the Changes

1st Mar 2016

1750

10

Saint Teresa of Woking

22nd Aug 2016

1167

11

The Rump of Midas

9th Jan 2017

700

12

Voices from the Ether

11th Dec 2015

1000

13

Zip It!

4th Jan 2017

900

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TASWG (Tetford and Salmonby Writers’ Group)

1

Are You Being Served?

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

1414

2

As Jehovah is My Witness – dialogue

8th May 2016  – TASWG

231

3

Biggest Brother – SF plots

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

459

4

Get in the Habit!

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

500

5

Legend of the Sprogge – poem

14th Feb 2016 – TASWG

216

6

Love, Let Us! – acrostic poem

14th Feb 2016  – TASWG

62

7

Mortal Gods – cover art description

14th Feb 2016  – TASWG

390

8

My Name is Ian Z McPhee

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

627

9

Out of the Woods – story with/without clichés

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

400

10

Stripogram Girls – potential plots

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

604

11

Summer is Springing Up – descriptive passage

8th May 2016  – TASWG

252

12

Terrace with Tortoises – scene description

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

321

13

The Roaring Sun – poems

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

67

14

Walls Have Mouths

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

782

15

Where Am I? – riddle

8th May 2016  – TASWG

91

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Excerpts

1

Having a Laff (20 short extracts from published posts – humour)

18th Feb 2017

1000

2

Hibars and Lobars (20 short extracts from published posts – SF/fantasy)

30th Dec 2016

850

3

It’s Supranatural! (20 short extracts from published posts – supernatural)

4th Apr 2017 (scheduled)

1000

4

So Many Ways to Die (20 short extracts from published posts – horror)

29th Nov 2016

1000

5

Tiny Yellow Kites (20 short extracts from published posts – general)

4th Sep 2016

800

6

Violets are Violet, Letters are Read (20 short extracts from published posts – general)

6th Oct 2016

1200

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1

Onwards and Upwards

24th Aug 2016

500

2

Titillating Titles and Tantalizing Taglines.

27th Aug 2016

300

3

This Post is Dedicated to You, Dear Reader 

3rd Sep 2016

500

Story Index – 20th Oct 2016


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 title

‘publication’ date

no. of words

1

A Controlling Interest

10th Jul 2016

200

2

A Dartmoor Childhood

15th Nov 2015

200

3

A Design for Death

3rd Apr 2016

200

4

A Friend in Need

24th Jan 2016

200

5

A Merry Dance

29th Dec 2016

1000

6

A Night on the Clown

17th Apr 2016

200

7

A Personal Experience

18th Oct 2015

200

8

Ad Pacem

24th Jan 2016

200

9

Addressing Impatience

22nd Sep 2016 

200

10

Adrenaline Junkie

26th Jun 2016

200

11

All Change

24th Jul 2016

200

12

Amid the Winter’s Snow

29th Sep 2016 

200

13

Another Splash

15th May 2016

200

14

Are You Being Served?

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

1414

15

As Jehovah is My Witness – dialogue

8th May 2016  – TASWG

231

16

Biggest Brother – SF plots

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

459

17

Bouncers!

6th Mar 2016

200

18

Bound in Morocco: Part 1 – ‘Welcome to Marrakech!’

17th Jan 2016

7224

Bound in Morocco: Part 2 – Blue Painted Rocks

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 3 – 50 Jour a Tombouctou

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 4 – Ibrahim

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 5 – Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack

17th Jan 2016

 

19

Chivvers’ Foibles

29th Aug 2016

200

20

Cilice Sod

7th Aug 2016

200

21

Cocksure

12th Jun 2016

200

22

Copperwood

27th Feb 2016

500

23

Death of a Dear Friend

24th Jul 2016

200

24

Don’t Mind the Police!

30th Nov 2015

100

25

Double Trouble

20th Mar 2016

200

26

Dream of a Stone Horse

30th Apr 2016

100

27

Duck Surprise

21st Feb 2016

200

28

Dumb

31st Dec 2015

100

29

Encounter on London Bridge

18th Oct 2015

200

30

Femme Fatal

31st Jan 2016

100

31

Fox Meat in Aspic

13th Dec 2015

200

32

Get in the Habit!

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

500

33

Hen Morning

1st Oct 2016 

200

34

Hopes and Arrows

17th Apr 2016

200

35

If Two Witches Were Watching…

10th Sep 2016

200

36

Incident at Clibbon’s Farm

24th Jul 2016

200

37

Inventions Я Us

1st Sep 2016

300

38

Legend of the Sprogge – poem

14th Feb 2016 – TASWG

216

39

Legless in the Park

15th May 2016

200

40

Life on Mars

31st Oct 2015

100

41

Little Pricks in the Night

18th Sep 2016

200

42

Lobar Limbo

13th Dec 2015

200

43

Love, Let Us! acrostic poem

14th Feb 2016  – TASWG

62

44

Lucifer’s Kitchen

29th Jul 2016 

500

45

Marley’s Spirit

6th Sep 2016

200

46

Medium Rare

20th Oct 2016

300

47

Mementoes

7th Aug 2016

200

48

Mind Your Subconscious!

27th Dec 2015

200

49

Mirror Man

12th Jun 2016

200

50

Miss Chan Takes a Trip

27th Dec 2015

200

51

Mortal Gods cover art description

14th Feb 2016  – TASWG

390

52

My Name is Ian Z McPhee

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

627

53

Mysterious Ways

3rd Apr 2016

200

54

Nibiru

29th Nov 2015

200

55

Onwards and Upwards – blog

24th Aug 2016

500

56

Orwyn’s Ring

7th Feb 2016

200

57

Out of the Woods – story with/without clichés

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

400

58

Peer’s of Wigan

29th Nov 2015

200

59

Play with Emotions

27th Dec 2015

200

60

Playing God

16th Oct 2016

300

61

Rest Room

1st Nov 2015

200

62

Reunited

15th Nov 2015

200

63

Ringing the Changes

1st Mar 2016

1750

64

Saint Teresa of Woking

21st Aug 2016

1167

65

Saint Teresa of Woking 600 word version

1st Feb 2016

600

66

Seeing What Isn’t There

26th Aug 2016

200

67

Sheldon’s Secret

21st Feb 2016

200

68

Si Vicium In Petasus

1st May 2016

200

69

Speechless

31st Mar 2016

100

70

Stripogram Girls – potential plots

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

604

71

Summer is Springing Up – descriptive passage

8th May 2016  – TASWG

252

72

Take A Long Holiday..

10th Jan 2016

200

73

Teeth Can Wait

25th Mar 2016

500

74

Terrace with Tortoises – scene description

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

321

75

Tetford, No Ordinary Village

27th Jun 2016

500

76

The 100th Story

25th Sep 2016 

200

77

The Black Swan

29th Oct 2015

590

78

The Blob from Outer Space

7th Feb 2016

200

79

The Coffee Break

6th Mar 2016

200

80

The Final Mystery

31st Oct 2015

100

81

The Girl from the Labyrinth

10th Jul 2016

200

82

The Majorette

Sep 30th 2015

100

83

The Neighbour

15th Nov 2015

200

84

The Other Woman

26th Jun 2016

200

85

The Real Doctor Lamont

1st Nov 2015

200

86

The Roaring Sun – poems

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

67

87

The Saltby St. Mary’s Murders

1st May 2016

200

88

The Scrying Game

29th May 2016

200

89

The Story of a Bullet

10th Jan 2016

200

90

The Suspect

30th Nov 2015

100

91

The War and Starvation Diet

20th Mar 2016

200

92

This Post is Dedicated to You, Dear Reader – blog

3rd Sep 2016

500

93

Tiger Tiger

29th Nov 2015

200

94

Tiny Yellow Kites – 20 short extracts from published posts

4th Sep 2016

800

95

Titillating Titles and Tantalizing Taglines. – blog

27th Aug 2016

300

96

Titus

29th May 2016

200

97

Violets are Violet, Letters are Read – 20 (more) short extracts

6th Oct 2016

1200

98

Voices from the Ether

11th Dec 2015

1000

99

Walls Have Mouths

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

782

100

What the Devil?

29th Feb 2016

100

101

Where Am I? – riddle

8th May 2016  – TASWG

91

102

Where is Your Mind?

10th Jan 2016

200

103

Yesterday’s News

30th Sep 2015

100

Story Index – Tue 20th Sep 2016


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 title

‘publication’ date

no. of words

1

A Controlling Interest

10th Jul 2016

200

2

A Dartmoor Childhood

15th Nov 2015

200

3

A Design for Death

3rd Apr 2016

200

4

A Friend in Need

24th Jan 2016

200

5

A Merry Dance

29th Dec 2016

1000

6

A Night on the Clown

17th Apr 2016

200

7

A Personal Experience

18th Oct 2015

200

8

Ad Pacem

24th Jan 2016

200

9

Addressing Impatience

22nd Sep 2016

200

10

Adrenaline Junkie

26th Jun 2016

200

11

All Change

24th Jul 2016

200

12

Another Splash

15th May 2016

200

13

Are You Being Served?

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

1414

14

As Jehovah is My Witness – dialogue

8th May 2016  – TASWG

231

15

Biggest Brother – SF plots

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

459

16

Bouncers!

6th Mar 2016

200

17

Bound in Morocco: Part 1 – ‘Welcome to Marrakech!’

17th Jan 2016

7224

Bound in Morocco: Part 2 – Blue Painted Rocks

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 3 – 50 Jour a Tombouctou

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 4 – Ibrahim

17th Jan 2016

 

Bound in Morocco: Part 5 – Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack

17th Jan 2016

 

18

Chivvers’ Foibles

29th Aug 2016

200

19

Cilice Sod

7th Aug 2016

200

20

Cocksure

12th Jun 2016

200

21

Copperwood

27th Feb 2016

500

22

Death of a Dear Friend

24th Jul 2016

200

23

Don’t Mind the Police!

30th Nov 2015

100

24

Double Trouble

20th Mar 2016

200

25

Dream of a Stone Horse

30th Apr 2016

100

26

Duck Surprise

21st Feb 2016

200

27

Dumb

31st Dec 2015

100

28

Encounter on London Bridge

18th Oct 2015

200

29

Femme Fatal

31st Jan 2016

100

30

Fox Meat in Aspic

13th Dec 2015

200

31

Get in the Habit!

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

500

32

Hopes and Arrows

17th Apr 2016

200

33

If Two Witches Were Watching…

10th Sep 2016

200

34

Incident at Clibbon’s Farm

24th Jul 2016

200

35

Inventions Я Us

1st Sep 2016

300

36

Legend of the Sprogge – poem

14th Feb 2016 – TASWG

216

37

Legless in the Park

15th May 2016

200

38

Life on Mars

31st Oct 2015

100

39

Little Pricks in the Night

18th Sep 2016

200

40

Lobar Limbo

13th Dec 2015

200

41

Love, Let Us! acrostic poem

14th Feb 2016  – TASWG

62

42

Lucifer’s Kitchen

29th Jul 2016

500

43

Marley’s Spirit

6th Sep 2016

200

44

Mementoes

7th Aug 2016

200

45

Mind Your Subconscious!

27th Dec 2015

200

46

Mirror Man

12th Jun 2016

200

47

Miss Chan Takes a Trip

27th Dec 2015

200

48

Mortal Gods cover art description

14th Feb 2016  – TASWG

390

49

My Name is Ian Z McPhee

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

627

50

Mysterious Ways

3rd Apr 2016

200

51

Nibiru

29th Nov 2015

200

52

Onwards and Upwards – blog

24th Aug 2016

500

53

Orwyn’s Ring

7th Feb 2016

200

54

Out of the Woods – story with/without clichés

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

400

55

Peer’s of Wigan

29th Nov 2015

200

56

Play with Emotions

27th Dec 2015

200

57

Rest Room

1st Nov 2015

200

58

Reunited

15th Nov 2015

200

59

Ringing the Changes

1st Mar 2016

1750

60

Saint Teresa of Woking

21st Aug 2016

1167

61

Saint Teresa of Woking (600 word version)

1st Feb 2016

600

62

Seeing What Isn’t There

26th Aug 2016

200

63

Sheldon’s Secret

21st Feb 2016

200

64

Si Vicium In Petasus

1st May 2016

200

65

Speechless

31st Mar 2016

100

66

Stripogram Girls – potential plots

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

604

67

Summer is Springing Up – descriptive passage

8th May 2016  – TASWG

252

68

Take A Long Holiday..

10th Jan 2016

200

69

Teeth Can Wait

25th Mar 2016

500

70

Terrace with Tortoises – scene description

13th Mar 2016  – TASWG

321

71

Tetford, No Ordinary Village

27th Jun 2016

500

72

The 100th Story

24th Sep 2016

200

73

The Black Swan

29th Oct 2015

590

74

The Blob from Outer Space

7th Feb 2016

200

75

The Coffee Break

6th Mar 2016

200

76

The Final Mystery

31st Oct 2015

100

77

The Girl from the Labyrinth

10th Jul 2016

200

78

The Majorette

Sep 30th 2015

100

79

The Neighbour

15th Nov 2015

200

80

The Other Woman

26th Jun 2016

200

81

The Real Doctor Lamont

1st Nov 2015

200

82

The Roaring Sun – poems

12th Jun 2016  – TASWG

67

83

The Saltby St. Mary’s Murders

1st May 2016

200

84

The Scrying Game

29th May 2016

200

85

The Story of a Bullet

10th Jan 2016

200

86

The Suspect

30th Nov 2015

100

87

The War and Starvation Diet

20th Mar 2016

200

88

This Post is Dedicated to You, Dear Reader – blog

3rd Sep 2016

500

89

Tiger Tiger

29th Nov 2015

200

90

Tiny Yellow Kites – 20 short extracts from published posts

4th Sep 2016

800

91

Titillating Titles and Tantalizing Taglines. – blog

27th Aug 2016

300

92

Titus

29th May 2016

200

93

Voices from the Ether

11th Dec 2015

1000

94

Walls Have Mouths

10th Apr 2016  – TASWG

782

95

What the Devil?

29th Feb 2016

100

96

Where Am I? – riddle

8th May 2016  – TASWG

91

97

Where is Your Mind?

10th Jan 2016

200

98

Yesterday’s News

30th Sep 2015

100