You ever been mistaken for a celebrity? With no obvious reason
Remember my story ‘Ice Crime’ put on this site last April? Of course you don’t. Well, it was also short-listed in a story competition with Kishboo when I wrote it in 2014. I was pleasantly surprised when Sharon and Keith, the organisers of this now sadly defunct competition, recently contacted me asking permission to include…
This is not one of the usual silly stories, but a cautionary tale based on the perils of computer games on kids. Don’t worry – back to the funny stuff next time
Ever been faced with dilemma at a hotel egg station? of course you have! This story shows that the pressure is even worse behind the scenes than it diner level
So, you’re a breakfast TV presenter from the 80’s and youthfulness is perhaps no longer your chief asset. What can you do faced with a rival weather presenter with an incoming warm front?
When I was in my late teens, I loved to cycle the 10 miles or so to the Epsom Stewpond to start fishing at first light in the summer holidays. Amid the excitement of trying to catch tench before the morning heat put them off their food, the atmosphere of the deserted lake could be eerie, as I hope this story captures.
I entered this story in a Writer’s Magazine competition, and I am pleased to say that it was short-listed.
This one’s a ‘state-of-the-nation’ tale for anyone who has ever has the misfortune to phone their mobile phone company/pension provider/electricity supplier etc etc etc
This is a very dark-humoured tale of the perils of dinner parties
Let’s hear it for me! My first public recital which was neither unsolicited nor resulted in my apprehension by the authorities
A strange short story based on a British radio institution
A 200-word story based on the stars of tea-time tv
Here’s an amusing short story mixing chemistry, terrible punning and a famous Victorian detective