Stories

At more or less irregular intervals, I am uploading a short story for your enjoyment. (If you don’t enjoy them, GO AWAY!)

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Here they are to date, newest at the top:

Pip’s call to action. This is the last 1500 words of my novel, Ascending Spiral, in response to a comment by Stephanie Black to my essay, “How to change the world.”

Pay it Forward, a fine short story by Skye Taylor

Propping up virtue The transcript of a speech at Toastmasters, giving a crosseyed view of Australian history.

Deer don’t have headlights Also known as Murphy’s law.

Aaron was a hero! A healing story I wrote with a 10 year old boy.

Armour-coating our kids

Making friends with the opposition, a true short story by Tom Hope.

Defeating the Blood-red Dragon A story about overcoming depression.

Peace for the Joker, the 16th story in my anthology, Through Other Eyes, and the first of my short stories to have won a prize.

The making of a prophet. This is Chapter 23 in a science fiction-fantasy book I am currently writing.

Coffee Storm
How the offer of an act of kindness wrecked a marriage.

Biological Pest Control
Our sick little planet has distant helpers.

The meaning of life and death. Dale wanted to spare his friends from mourning his coming death, but Sheila had other ideas.

Gremlin, by Darrell Bain
There are reasons for equipment malfunction…

Expert Assessment. He examined grandmother, in 100 words.

Angel of Life. How young George saved his mother’s life with magic bullets.

Ancient wisdom. Also 100 words, about a grandfather’s bite.

Genius. A 100 word story explaining the reason for the award of a Noble Prize.

Hate? A 100 word story about a car crash that changed a mind.

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