Seeing Daylight

He walks me through the doorway to a brightly lit room with a white tiled floor. I am made to sit in what feels like a leather chair – old, …

Discombobulated

The elevator light blinked green as it rose up the wall like an intruding vine. Lana had one heel on the swivel chair and one stuck to the carpet on …

It’s Just That

The uni trimester ended while leaves still clung to the trees. Betsie found herself missing the crunching sound of the fallen leaves as she travelled home, the audible sound of …

Long Beard

The rain subsided though water still covered the road, washing in to the gutters. Jemmie and I were looking to make shenanigans, since the pub had forced its lights and …

Small Things

A one-hundred word story. I’m cashing today’s sales at the bank. Five thousand and sixty-eight dollars. My finger tips steal over the notes. The lady at the teller, I recognise …

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 Interrogation

I’m nervous about the questioning. They have me in this chair, a bright light in my eyes. My neck is tightening with the collar around it; I fear I may …

Nightmare

It was a nightmare. The sky looked bruised. Wounded. There was a girl. She cried. She threw rocks. She saw a spider trying to walk, its legs kept sticking to …

The Sting

The daffodil sits quietly in the garden bed. He flies towards her, rests himself on her bosom. He kisses her slowly, tastes her pollen, then he draws hard and fast, until …

Garden Gnome

The garden gnome resisted wiggling his nose at the smell of the coolant. She walked inside cradling shopping bags. “What’ve you been doing all day considering you haven’t been cleaning?” …

Dear Mother (stop)

Dear Mother arrived in England seas calm am healthy and happy -(stop)- started new job at automotive company people friendly and gay boss very happy with me -(stop)- Aunty Jan …

My Bus, My Lust

Guest post by Olaf Every day I get on the bus to go to work and I see her sitting there. Such a spectre of beauty I dare not ruin …

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 …

Rough Love

Guest Post by Olaf He entered her roughly and clumsily. It was his first time and as he held her tight she rolled her hips. He stiffened. She was a …

Hundreds And Thousands

It’s lunch time. I slap together a cheese and Vegemite sandwich. He selects two slices of bread from the loaf, places them on a plate. The loaf gently twists in …

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 …