Balance (Flash Fiction)

She thought she had it all worked out. The good, hard-working, well-off man was the perfect meal ticket. The fact that the innocent seed growing within her had been planted by another less desirable sort was of no consequence to her, nor him for that matter. They had carried on regardless, both reaping the benefits … Continue reading Balance (Flash Fiction)

Blood Debt (Flash Fiction)

The city had grown to become a tiresome and irritating place for Parker. It was dirty. It stunk. It was crowded. There was very little in way of redeeming features. It was a hellish place to live and work. Even grocery shopping was a nightmare task. That was why he decided to pack up his … Continue reading Blood Debt (Flash Fiction)

A Survivor’s Apocalypse Story Relaunch

Due to the events surrounding Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day, my schedule was pushed back a bit and this is being posted later than I’d originally intended. Never mind! I got there in the end. As the title suggests, A Survivor’s Apocalypse Story: New Black Plague is back home on The Adventures of an Average, … Continue reading A Survivor’s Apocalypse Story Relaunch

Dead End Relaunch!

The first series of stories I published on this blog is back, re-edited and ready to be seen by the world again. Follow the story of Andy Bruce, a father recently estranged from his daughter, as he’s woken in the night by something very unexpected… and very deadly! Can he make it to the two … Continue reading Dead End Relaunch!

Give Up (Poem)

If the shoe simply doesn’t fit… Try on another pair. If they don’t care about you… Tell me, why should you care? If you’re swimming against the current… Maybe you can’t resist. If it’s dragging you downstream… Perhaps you should desist. If the odds are strong against… It’s not always wise to fight. If you … Continue reading Give Up (Poem)

Depressed Mitch (Flash Fiction)

Kevin perched on his usual telephone wire and surveyed all that was happening around him. It had been a routine day for him so far. He’d been to the park that morning to fight against his fellow starlings and a couple of pigeons for the food thrown by the usual human. Pigeons were tough, but … Continue reading Depressed Mitch (Flash Fiction)

Why Am I Here? (Flash Fiction)

Why am I here? Why have I chosen to sit in this godforsaken waiting room? What an utter waste of time! I look around and not a single pair of eyes look back at me. They’re either directed at the floor or staring into space. All four of the other waiting people look awkward. One … Continue reading Why Am I Here? (Flash Fiction)

The Beacon (Poem)

The darkness became typical Something I expected The loneliness became normal I no longer felt neglected Entities would appear as allies I’d reach out to touch Draw them in close to me A coveted crutch As I leaned into them I fell The ally was never there Looking up from where I lay The entity … Continue reading The Beacon (Poem)

The Last Day Part 3–Juan

Click here for the other parts of The Last Day.   There was no way of telling what the weather was like up above. It was warm and stuffy, so Juan Martín Estrada could only surmise it must have been a sunny day. Either that or the congregation of bodies was letting off so much … Continue reading The Last Day Part 3–Juan

The Last Day Part 2–Anna

Click here for the other parts of The Last Day. Every penny in Anna’s name had been poured into making the trip from her native Canberra, Australia to Chisinau, Moldova. It hadn’t been easy to get the connecting flights, but she’d managed it in the end. From Chisinau, it was a journey south to the … Continue reading The Last Day Part 2–Anna