Category Archives: Short Stories

CYOF Digital Version


I’ve put up an interactive version of Choose Your Own Fantasy (Transparent Choice Edition) on, go and have a play for free!

If you’re curious, the original, text-and-hyperlink version is here.

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Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Short Stories


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A Letter for Emma


Dear Emma,

There’s no easy way to say this, but I can’t stay with you any longer. I know the past five years seemed like a time of blissful contentment, but all my smiles were faked, all my gratitude imagined on your part. I know I am the one to blame, although I had hoped you would notice something was wrong before today.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Short Stories


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Denying Fantasy


Entry 1 – August 28th

Hello again. Yes, I’m back after ten years of silence. Hopefully my new entries will be a lot more sensible than the last ones (‘No one understands me’, ‘What am I doing with my life’, et cetera), now that I’m past those teenage years of angst. In fact, I should probably tell you why I’m writing again. No, it’s not just because I found this journal laying around and thought it was too much of a coincidence.

There’s only so many times I’m happy to wake up after two to four hours of being chased, shot and/or murdered in different ways. It’s not just disrupting my morning; it puts me in a bad mood all day. I’m hoping that writing things down will help me get them off my chest, so I stop having that dreadful look in the morning. I would say I want to figure out what’s causing the nightmares, but since they’re daily occurrences, it would have to be something pretty dramatic, and I don’t want to quit my job or leave town. At least not yet. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Short Stories


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Tuesday’s Call

I uploaded a short story, Tuesday’s call, to ReadWave. Go have a look and let me know what you think.

[Edit – I can’t seem to find it on their site anymore. The story is below.] Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Short Stories


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Choose Your Own Fantasy- Transparent Choice Edition


Have you ever tried one of those choose your own adventure books and been disappointed at how, no matter how clever you think you are, there isn’t really a way to figure out how to get to the ‘good’ ending? It just seems like a long process of elimination, tallying up the grueling deaths (or otherwise unpleasant endings) until you happen to hit the one good path. Do you remember the times when, despite thinking you chose a reasonable course of action, the character you’re controlling interprets your request in a completely arbitrary manner? I have a solution:

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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Short Stories


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Sarah hummed to herself as she waited for her underachieving computer to start up. With her usual, almost ritualistic, cup of earl grey tea at her side, she scanned her agenda, making sure she had done everything she needed for the meeting. She had, although her triple-checking was of little consequence when she was so far away from the lab.

Once the desktop had deigned to load, Sarah had a few more minutes to enjoy her cup of tea before anyone else would be online for the conference call. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on April 19, 2013 in Short Stories


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