My Daughter Maggie

Maggie enjoyed dressing in blue denim overalls when she was small, they were just like mine. She liked to visit me in the shed while I worked on an engine …

Dog On A Mountain

Jawa was born in Armidale NSW, taken on as a pup in my uni days. Since then has lived in the NSW country town of Culcairn, at Red Rock Beach …

From The Tower of Song

Dear Leonard, you will continue to sing and speak to us from the Tower of Song but let me just say that I did speak to you before you passed, …

Watercolour Painting

(A 50-word story). I had bought the watercolour painting of the 1920s Melbourne streetscape in a downtown marketplace set at the back of an alleyway edging the very same street. …

A Love Story

Too impatient for the lift, he takes the stairs, the tail of his coat nips his heals as he swings his body around each corner railing between floors. In his …

One And All

Said the gecko to the fly, I’m sick of chasing you I don’t want to die, said the fly So ill stop running from you. Said the cat to the …

Jack

I met Jack, a while back, down at the tavern. He seemed busy looking for something in his schooner glass. All I could see was sediment. Jack, what’s it like? …

Misfire

A girl in red. On this corner. I’m talking to her. Well, she’s talking to me, fluttering in front of me. I guess it’s the suit. “What’s a gorgeous man …

Lil’ Red

Nan was sick so I packed my bag and caught a train to visit her. On the train, a bearded stranger asked me where I was going. To the hospital, …

Well, Word Is…

According to the old woman, this man was in hospital about to have an operation and a woman who he supposed to be his nurse was prepping him when he …

Sanur Flashbacks (for TPL)

Today’s 100 word story is a guest post by Erwin. After reading my Sunday Sesh post: Classic Moments of a Shazza in Bali, she said she wrote this reflection. Sanur …

A Cottage On The Farm

A short story with a twist – also published in Short and Twisted 2014 by Celapene Press A cottage on the farm A wheelbarrow cradling herbs. Footsteps all sizes pressing …

Show Me The Light

A short story with a twist by The Literary Gangster – published in Short and Twisted 2014 by Celapene Press Show Me The Light Don’t ask why a thirty eight …

Like Clockwork

The clock strikes eleven times. The ghost of Jimmy Fowler parades down the mansion’s spiral stairs past the grandfather clock to the ballroom and seats himself at the piano. And …

Zombie

There are limbs everywhere. And flies. The smell of decay, a foot, a head – hanging. I try to fit in with them, go undercover, move like them, speak their …

Pub Talk

I wear my Australian Tattoo with pride mate, with pride but it doesn’t mean I’m a racist! I mean check this tat out here, it’s the Chinese symbol for strength, …

Tutorial

Boys, today in tutoring we will be learning about plants. Let’s look at some key words. Are there any that you aren’t sure about? Yes Miss: chlorophyll and photosynthesis. Great …