The Wandering Wonderer

Reggie woke with the sun soaking his tired legs and Mar had left a plate of toast with jam and a coffee urn on his bedside table. He sat up …

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. …

The Man And The Bird

A topic of discussion amongst many of my friends and I lately has been about how our own art, in all forms whether it be creative writing, visual, musical, fine …

Martha’s Picnic

Despite the warnings offered by her friends, Martha decided to go anyway. She scaled her way up the mountain, clutching spiky shrubs and clasping solid tree limbs along the way …

Stealing Christmas

Fuck Christmas. Can’t believe I said that but as far as embracing the christmas spirit goes, all I’ve had time to do is put up the tree. Didn’t even decorate …

The Wall

Are the students learning anything? They never listen. They show no respect. They can’t talk without swearing. They never show up, can’t assess them. Frankly, there’s no hope for them …

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 …

Emergency

The doctor met his team in the prep room. “There’s a problem. We need to perform a coffeeostomy.” One nurse gasped. “The patient is showing symptoms of stress, fatigue and …

Kill Your Ego

I must have walked twenty kilometres already. The humidity was choking me. My thoughts were attacking my brain cells, taking my synapses hostage and sending them on a theme park …

LiElife

Have you seen the new iPhone app? It’s a free app called Social Networking Manager. If you download it it can update your social networking accounts for you! Plus, there’s …

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 …