I’ve already posted an initial version of this piece, this is a revised and slightly longer version. It’s a short and simple mystery story but the mystery is not of the usual kind. That’s all I can say. I’m not normally one for writing romance but this is bitter-sweet. I hope you don’t find too cheesy/corny, if you do let me know!
A really short quiz format story inspired by the German term “Innerer Schweinehund” which translates to Inner Pig Dog. I think it’ll become clearer reading the piece what this means but I would say something like your inner demon. The part of you that is self-indulgent and lacking self-control. It’s certainly a big part of […]
An imagined continuation (with illustrations!) of the Beatles song ‘Eleanor Rigby.’ I’ve continued the profoundly sad song, which centres on old-age loneliness, by focusing on Eleanor’s experience beyond the grave as she reflects on her own dreams and those of others.
A short philosophical story in which our creators take us on a journey of exploration to other strange universes, with the aim of answering a human’s final question.
A horror flash-fiction. The theme is disturbing and sensitive so I have included a writers note below. Firstly, it is a horror story. I am a big lover of horror stories. Secondly, for now I’ll leave it to you to decipher, there is an underlying message. Overall, I hope you enjoy and it is thought-provoking. Don’t forget to let me know what you think.
A short story inspired by a sad and true tale. The Umbrella Guy explores and reflects on grief. It questions whether it is ever the lesser evil to lie instead of telling a painful truth.
A very short flash-fiction inspired by climate change. It’s probably somewhere in-between a flash-fiction and a poem. It’s probably a little abrasive in parts but don’t worry I’m screaming at myself just as much as others. I hope it makes you think about what actions we could take now. Let me know what you think.
This short story is set on another world but is inspired by a particular era in our history. I won’t ruin it by telling you! I hope you work out the allegory by the end and leave the story feeling empowered.
The first (longer-length) short story I ever completed. It starts as a dark and slightly whimsical fairy-tale but turns into a dark psychological tale with an intended underlying message. It will disturb you in its latter highly surreal sections. I would love to know what you think about the epilogue and whether you think I should keep it as I’m unsure. Thanks for reading.
I love my hometown very much, it is my safe haven and filled with inspirational people. This short poem is inspired by my town Ulverston, UK.