A selection of 200-word pieces; 'relentless whimsy' but what's wrong with that?
Doesn't everyone imagine this sort of thing every so often. Or is it just me ... ? (200 words)
Was it an accident that I found it? I’d taken a short cut through that patch of woodland behind the playing fields, rushing home as usual to look...
I will always remember our last moments: memories literally burned into what’s left of my mind.
Climbing up the stairs that lead from earth into the heavens, all you can carry is a bit of hope.
A familiar dark-hooded rider brings a devastating storm to town. What else is there to do but fight?
It is said that he will come on a pale horse. But he'll have me to reckon with first. The pursuit continues ...
"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."
Death passes through and leaves the rest of us to clean up the mess. (incidentally, no particular need to have read parts 1-3)
There comes a time of running away and perhaps that's when our ghosts press in hardest. (No particular need to have read parts 1-5)
The ghosts of the prairies and a man who can no longer die. The latest stage in a slightly bizarre journey - but feel free to join at any point you want.
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. 'Cos I'm the meanest *#*# in the valley.
If you pick a fight with Death, there can only be one result - or perhaps not ... (what would any self-respecting story be without a suitably overblown apocalyptic climax).
A final chapter and a circle closing. If you chase after something for too long then you end up becoming it - there's nothing new under the sun.
If you go down to the woods today ... Just because they're in stories, it doesn't make them safe.
(Not a sequel - just a loosely connected series). A conspiracy theory to end all others perhaps, or just the wonder of what might be 'out there'.
When have space-time wormholes ever been good for the world? Who knows what might be dredged up?
One minute leading God's all-conquering army on the eve of the apocalypse, the next under interrogation at the local police station.
A serial of 200-word chapters about a man who thinks he leads a holy army at the end of the world. Who's right - him or the hospital?
A serialisation of 200-word chapters. At night in the hospital, plans are made for an escape.
A serialisation of 200-word chapters. The illusion of the hospital begins to break apart, or does it?
A serial of 200-word chapters. In the darkness at the heart of the hospital lie shadow and flame.
A serialisation of 200-word chapters. Drugged up in the asylum director's office, our hero remembers his holy sword ...
A story in 200-word chapters. At the far end of an asylum, the celestial war reaches its conclusion.
The final chapter. The pit closes, the celestial city appears and the world begins to end. All fine then (or possibly not).
A story in 200-word chapters. Hiding in an asteroid, and the feel of the cold stone there.
A story in 200 word chapters. Entrancing women from deep space are likely to be trouble.
A story in 200-word chapters. Returning to Earth's remains and a temple in the forest.
A story in 200 word 'instalments'. Moonlight in the temple and time standing still.
Outside the temple, a shower of rain drops loosened from an overhanging branch hung motionless in mid-air like a suspended necklace of diamonds. The creature gazed at it sadly.
A story of sorts in 200 word episodes. Lily meets the angel Uriel and bad things inevitably happen.
A story in 200-word episodes. Encounters with angels on the moons of Jupiter (special Christmas edition!)
A story in 200-word episodes - but come and join at any point ... Battles commencing.
A story in 200-word episodes. After the explosion, watching the death of the sun
A story that has been evolving in 200-word episodes. This is the final chapter - an end and a beginning!
Another story in 200-word episodes. It's a cold, grey city morning and someone has just been born again ...
A story in 200 word episodes. Just one of the problems with celestial radiance is what you let get past you.
A story in 200-word episodes. They don't have the internet in Hell ... (so he says)
A story in 200 words. Spirit warfare and the perils (or not) of the water cooler moment.
A story in 200-word episodes. Coffee with the enemy and the importance of names. And something nasty on its way.
A story in 200-word episodes. He calls himself Mephisto but so do half the others – it’s a popular name and they’ve no imagination.
A story in 200-word episodes. The thin line between department stores and Hell's furnaces.
A story in 200-word episodes. If you’re born in Hell, what are you supposed to think? You just do your job and keep your head down.
A story in 200-word episodes. Heaven and Hell hiding out in a council estate.
A story in 200-word episodes - but come and join any time; I don't think it's hard to pick up. Our hero from Hell doesn't feel like fighting today.
A story in 200 word weekly episodes. Even devils hate camping ...
A story in approximately weekly 200 word instalments. He's a devil with a conscience and she's an angel with problems and everyone's out to get them. That sort of thing ...
A story in 200-word episodes. In which there is a slight supernatural disturbance in a local library. Perhaps these things happen all the time.
A story told in 200-word chapters; join in any time. Our heroes find their way into the internet. This is where it gets a bit wierd ...
A story in 200-word chapters. If you're going to wander around cyberspace, stay away from the big sites. They mean business.
A story in 200-word episodes. Travelling through cyberspace has its excitements and perils. This is probably neither but, well, it takes all sorts ...
A story emerging in 200-word episodes. Our heroes have found their way into the social network, but it's not really what it's cracked up to be ...
A story in 200-word episodes. Getting a bit complicated to explain now - a devil and angel wandering around in cyberspace sort of plot.
A story in 200-word episodes. Our infernal hero escapes from cyberspace but loses his disguise.
A story in 200 word episodes. Join any time you like. In which a devil meets a geek and ruins his breakfast.
A story in 200-word episodes. In which some hordes of hell meet a sticky end in a council estate at the hands of one of their own.
A story in 200-word episodes. In which our infernal hero meets his infernal nemesis and messes up someone's council flat.
A story in 200 word episodes. In which two devils have a fight in cyberspace (or is it?) and one of them loses.
A story in 200-word episodes. In which an angel and devil begin a beautiful friendship.
A story of sorts in 200-word episodes. In which the dead diary is begun and our narrator feels he ought to get out more.
A story with 200-word episodes. In which there is much drinking and inappropriate behaviour but not very much plot.
A story of sorts in 200-word episodes. In which our hero learns how foolish it is to try to out-drink the undead of Clerkenwell.
A story of sorts in 200-word episodes. In which the writer expresses somewhat freely his distaste for his toothy undead colleagues.
A story of sorts in 200-word episodes. The sort of thing that might be going on under our noses as we lead our oblivious lives. Stands to reason ...
I went down to the shore for the last time today: along the old lane, across the dunes, out to the very edge of the land where grey waves slapped...
I found the mirror in the bedroom amongst your belongings. I was about to throw it away when something about the crack in its surface made me look...
At the end of the short-grass garden, the small gate leads to the long-grass field. Near the end of the field a fir tree stands apart from the rocks...