Category Archives: stories


Matthew Trotter stared at the handcuffed man in the dock — the murderer of his wife and daughter. Trodg stood nearly seven feet tall, with a broad, powerful body. He was one of Matt’s caseload, so he knew the man’s … Continue reading

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My favourite villain

Rhobin’s topic for her faithful followers is to talk about the favourite villain in our stories. That just has to be young Will, the hero of one of the 26 stories in my short story collection, Striking Back from Down … Continue reading

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Plant something beautiful. Feed it with sunshine. Water it with love.

“Dr. Carlisle, I feel like killing myself, but I want your advice: should I go to the police first?” She paused, head hanging down. “Francine my dear, please call me Sue. Everybody does.” Then I allowed the continuing silence. The … Continue reading

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National Sorry Day: Jarro

Sorry Day is the anniversary of the event when Australia’s Prime Minister at the time, Kevin Rudd, officially apologised to the Aboriginal people of Australia for the “Stolen Generations,” and many other terrible injustices the invaders have committed. To celebrate … Continue reading

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I am an empty space within a black steel box. One day, I touch the wall in front of me, and it’s a black curtain. Sunshine waits outside. I am a photo cube, displaying eight pictures. Serving others, but empty … Continue reading

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How to Serve Your Fellow Man

A humorous story to take you a little aback, by Don Lubov The virus had the entire community quarantined for so long, relationships were strained, to say the least. Couples married for 50 years and more were finding out that … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, I know you love me, and so this is going to hurt you terribly. I am sorry. Giving you pain is the last thing I want to do. All the same, I need to kill myself. I can’t … Continue reading

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Wog’s revenge

Some time ago, there was a contest for short stories with an Australian historical theme, word limit being 500. I entered this little story, but the judges had poor judgment, and it didn’t win. “I fought for this country! And … Continue reading

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Puzzled or intrigued?

This is the start of a story that follows on from the end of a previous volume. Until this scene, all the action was on Earth. As the heading shows, we are on a planet in a faraway galaxy. I’d … Continue reading

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Do you want to read on?

This is the start of my current work, the fifth volume of The Doom Healer. I’d be very grateful for your feedback. Even if you know nothing about what went on in the first four volumes, does it grab you? … Continue reading

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