Short Story: Eclipse
ancient history / apocalypse / Prehistory / sci-fi / Short Story / speculative / writing

Short Story: Eclipse

Inspired by the partial solar eclipse last Friday. Part: -100,000 There were cries aloud from both the children and those grown alike. A collective howl went up towards the darkening sky as the sun threatened to wink out. Slowly it began to hide behind the black ball that crept in front of it. Those who were … Continue reading

Short Story: Merry Krampus
Burlesque / horror / Short Story / writing

Short Story: Merry Krampus

This story is in part inspired by my friend and burlesque performer and MUA Ally Katte‘s Christmas routine – Krampus. The below pictures of Ally performing the act were taken by the amazing Tony Barrett Powell ______________________________________________________ Little Jimmy (for it is inevitably a Little Jimmy in stories such as this, and we can assume that this … Continue reading

Short Story: Strange Happenings at Chatsworth
ancient history / Archaeology / sci-fi / Short Story / speculative / writing

Short Story: Strange Happenings at Chatsworth

A really strange thing happened at work today. Odd things often happen at Chatsworth Lodge, home for those with senility and related conditions. By odd I mean old men scaling the neighbours fence and escaping into the suburbs, people having clothes on backwards, and finding someone’s false teeth down the toilet bowl (every morning). So … Continue reading

Short Story: Words (and the injuries they might cause)
equality / Feminism / gender / Short Story / writing

Short Story: Words (and the injuries they might cause)

As he finished the final line and set his writing back on the plinth, he looked at her with triumph, she saw. She knew she was expected to say something, give some response but instead she was silent. “What did you think?” He finally asked, though the curves of his smile had begun to slowly … Continue reading

Short Story: Tweeter and the Space Monkey
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Short Story: Tweeter and the Space Monkey

  Did the monkey’s teeth chatter? It wouldn’t be surprising, Tweeter thought. The temperature had dropped another 5 degrees in the last hour and the monkey didn’t have a standard all-weather coverall like she did. Not that it was making much of a difference in these sub-zero temperatures. Snow was starting to build up on … Continue reading