Category Archives: Short Stories

Eat Your Heart Out, Sophocles

“The most terrible thing is that the possibility didn’t even register until I found out his mother’s maiden name. Even then, it seemed a coincidence….but who really believes in them any more? Up till then he’d looked like the cute … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Mennen

“Think ‘Soapy’ will swing the V.P. slot at the Convention?” Jeff London threw a sidelong glance at his companion driving their Studebaker Champion. It was hard to believe that this sweaty, uncouth figure was of such esteemed reputation around the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Smooth Forest

Meticulous was the preparation. Horrifying, the execution. As an officer and, no doubt, a gentleman, it behooved Captain Swayne to take all necessary precautions when administering the…technique. He and his assistants – men of the North Cork Militia – clad … Continue reading

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One Man’s Supervillain…

Comrades & Friends, It is all a matter of perspective: The one that you think of as a hero – fighting crime, exposing corruption, upholding liberty for all decent, hard-working families… – is the same individual to us represents everything … Continue reading

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Of Dubious Reliability

“When I confronted him, he denied that he’d ever said anything of the sort.” Dieter looked confused at this point, so Walter added, “And it’s not like the guy was lying – at least, I don’t think he was – … Continue reading

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Polite Conversation At Dinner

Big family. Big table. Big opinions. Big voices. Big arguments. Dad slowly having a meltdown as he realises how much of his hard-earned money is being greedily shoveled into his brood’s ungrateful faces. Mom shushing his nervous remonstrations while she … Continue reading

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Novice Novelist Struggles To Realise Ambitions

Endeavouring to describe the experience of an urban popular uprising from the perspective of its most cowardly participant,┬áThe Yellowest Red succeeds in capturing the emotional turmoil of its terrified protagonist. Adil Patel, an apprentice baker in the employ of a … Continue reading

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