Short Stories

I joined this site, like a few others, because I have some short stories that I'm interested in sharing online.  I've recently finished a teacher training course, and before that I was doing a part-time degree, so as you can imagine, during that time I didn't get much chance to do any creative writing.  Now that I have, I've started writing again and it feels really good.

Some of what I've already written is too long to post on here, if the 2,500 word limit that I've just come up against is anything to go by, but knowing I have that set number of words to work with might just inspire me to create smaller stories more often.

Anyway, I think only one my current crop will be short enough to fit on here, so I'll start with that one and build from there.  Thank you in advance to anyone and everyone who reads what I put on here.

Oh, and if uploading poems gives you the choice of including a photo, I'm going to use pictures I've taken myself from my numerous Facebook albums.  I might as well put my Photography degree to good use.

The Secret

This is a tale about a simple and misunderstood man doing a good deed that no one will ever find out about.

The Machines of Power - Part 1 of 9

When James Caplan is reunited with his long-lost uncle, he discovers that there's a lot he doesn't know about the way the world works. A lot. This story was written in July 2014 and will be uploaded in sections.

The Machines of Power - Part 2 of 9

When James Caplan reunites with his long-lost uncle he discovers that there's a lot that he doesn't know about how the world is run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 3 of 9

When James Caplan reunites with his long-lost uncle he discovers that there's a lot that he doesn't know about how the world is run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 4 of 9

When James caplan reunites with his long-lost uncle, he discoers that there's a lot that he doesn't know about how the world is run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 5 of 9

When James Caplan reunited with his long-lost uncle he discovered that there was a lot that he didn't know about how the world was run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 6 of 9

When James Caplan reunited with his long-lost uncle, he discovered that there was a lot that he didn't know about how the world was run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 7 of 9

When James Caplan reunited with his long-lost uncle, he discovered that there was a lot that he didn't know about how the world was run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 8 of 9

When James Caplan reunited with his long-lost uncle, he discovered that there was a lot that he didn't know about how the world was run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 9 of 9

When James Caplan reunited with his long-lost uncle, he discovered that there was a lot that he didn't know about how the world was run. An awful lot.

Hell on Wheels - Part 1 of 3

Satan's having one Hell of a day. He'd complain, but he hasn't got a leg to stand on. This story was written in 2003. Therefore, the grammar and punctuation might not be as polished as my current standard. However, there are no plans at the moment to rewrite any of my older works.

Hell on Wheels - Part 2 of 3

Satan's having one Hell of a day. He'd comaplain, but he doesn't have a leg to stand on. This story was written in 2003. Therefore, the grammar and punctuation won't be as polished as my current standard. However, there are no plans at the present to rewrite any of my older works.

Hell on Wheels - Part 3 of 3

Satan's having one Hell of a day. He'd complain, but he doesn't have a leg to stand on. This story was written in 2003. Therefore, the grammar and punctuation won't be as polished as my current standard. However, there are no plans at present to rewrite any of my older works.

Armitage - Chapter 1 - It Begins, Again

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a murderous saga that dates back to one of history's most notorious mysteries. This story was finished in 2007. Therefore, the grammar and punctuation might not be as polished as my current standard. However, there are no plans at present to rewrite any of my older work.

Armitage - Chapter 2 - The Professor (Part 1 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a murderous saga that dates back to one of history's most notorious mysteries. This story was finished in 2007. Therefore, the grammar and punctuation might not be as polished as my current standard. However, there are no plans at present to rewrite any of my older work.

Armitage - Chapter 2 - The Professor (Part 2 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a murderous saga that dates back to one of history's most notorious mysteries. This story was finished in 2007. Therefore, the grammar and punctuation might not be as polished as my current standard. However, there are no plans at present to rewrite any of my older work.

Armitage - Chapter 3 - A Good Night Gone Bad (Part 1 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was finished in 2007. Therefore, the grammar and punctuation might not be as polished as my current standard. However, there are no plans at present to rewrite any of my older work.

Armitage - Chapter 3 - A Good Night Gone Bad (Part 2 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 4 - Revenge on the Mind (Part 1 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 4 - Revenge on the Mind (Part 2 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 5 - Family Ties (Part 1 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 5 - Family Ties (Part 2 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 6 - Sophia & Sebastian (Part 1 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 6 - Sophia & Sebastian (Part 2 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 7 - Unreal Possibilities (Part 1 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 7 - Unreal Possibilities (Part 2 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 7 - Unreal Possibilities (Part 3 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 8 - The Inhuman Truth (Part 1 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 8 - The Inhuman Truth (Part 2 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 8 - The Inhuman Truth (Part 3 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 9 - The Chemist's Compound (Part 1 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 9 - The Chemist's Compound (Part 2 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 10 - Madeline's Mistake (Part 1 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 10 - Madeline's Mistake (Part 2 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 10 - Madeline's Mistake (Part 3 of 3)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 11 - One Step Too Far (Part 1 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Armitage - Chapter 11 - One Step Too Far (Part 2 of 2)

Madeline Jameson, a promising young university student, becomes entangled in a deadly game that reaches back into one of history's greatest mysteries. This story was written almost ten years ago, so the grammar and punctuation may not be as polished as my current standard. There are no plans to re-work this piece as of yet, though.

Commute (Part 1 of 6)

Janet's journeys to work take a bizarre and chilling turn when she becomes the target of a murderous entity.

Commute (Part 2 of 6)

Janet's journeys to work take a bizarre and chilling turn when she becomes the target of a murderous entity.

Commute (Part 3 of 6)

Janet's journeys to work take on a bizarre and chilling turn when she becomes the target of a murderous entity.

Commute (Part 4 of 6)

Janet's journeys to work take on a bizarre and chilling turn when she is targted by a murderous entity.

Commute (Part 5 of 6)

Janet's journeys to work take on a bizarre and chilling turn when she becomes the target of a murderous entity.

Commute (Part 6 of 6)

Janet's journeys to work take on a bizarre and chilling turn when she becomes the target of a murderous entity.

Voice (Part 1 of 5)

When Michael Kerrow starts to hear a voice in his head, it means one simple thing: his life will never be the same again.

Voice (Part 2 of 5)

When Michael Kerrow starts to hear a voice in his head, it means one simple thing: his life will never be the same again.

Voice (Part 3 of 5)

When Michael Kerrow starts hearing a voice in his head, it means one simple thing: his life will never be the same again.

Voice (Part 4 of 5)

When Michael Kerrow starts hearing a voice in his head, it means one simple thing: his life will never be the same again.

Voice (Part 5 of 5)

When Michael Kerrow starts hearing a voice in his head, it means one simple thing: his life will never be the same again.

Bella

Bella is an artiste, and here we see her getting ready for her public.

Hello, I'm Sam - Chapter One - Monday

A week in the life of my son, Sam, as if told from his perspective. Written in September 2015

Hello, I'm Sam - Chapter Two - Tuesday

A week in the life of my son, Sam, as if told from his perspective. Written in September 2015

Hello, I'm Sam - Chapter Three - Wednesday

A week in the life of my son, Sam, as if told from his perspective. Written in September 2015

Hello, I'm Sam - Chapter Four - Thursday

A wek in the life of my son, Sam, trold as if from his own perspective. Written in September 2015.

Hello, I'm Sam - Chapter Five - Friday

A week in the life of my son, Sam, told as if from his own perspective. Written in September 2015 .

Hello, I'm Sam - Chapter Six - Saturday

A week in the life of my son, Sam, told as if from his own perspective. Written in September 2015.

Hello, I'm Sam - Chapter Seven - Sunday

A week in the life of my son, Sam, told as if from his own perspective. Written in September 2015 .

Disconnected (Part 1 of 3)

One woman's journal detailing the worldwide loss of the Internet.

Disconnected (Part 2 of 3)

One woman's journal detailing the worldwide loss of the Internet.

Disconnected (Part 3 of 3)

One woman's journal detailing the worldwide loss of the Internet.

Coliseum (Part 1 of 8)

A young Roman boy who dreams of being a gladiator gets his wish, but finds out it's not all he thought it would be. Fans of professional wrestling will get a definite something from this piece.

Coliseum (Part 2 of 8)

A young Roman boy who dreams of being a gladiator gets his wish, but finds out it's not all he thought it would be. Fans of professional wrestling will get a definite something from this piece.

Coliseum (Part 3 of 8)

A young Roman boy who dreams of being a gladiator gets his wish, but finds out it's not all he thought it would be. Fans of professional wrestling will get a definite something from this piece.

Coliseum (Part 4 of 8)

A young Roman boy who dreams of being a gladiator gets his wish, but finds out it's not all he thought it would be. Fans of professional wrestling will get a definite something from this piece.

Coliseum (Part 5 of 8)

A young Roman boy who dreams of being a gladiator gets his wish, but finds out it's not all he thought it would be. Fans of professional wrestling will get a definite something from this piece.

Coliseum (Part 6 of 8)

A young Roman boy who dreams of being a gladiator gets his wish, but finds out it's not all he thought it would be. Fans of professional wrestling will get a definite something from this piece.

Coliseum (Part 7 of 8)

A young Roman boy who dreams of being a gladiator gets his wish, but finds out it's not all he thought it would be. Fans of professional wrestling will get a definite something from this piece.

Coliseum (Part 8 of 8)

A young Roman boy who dreams of being a gladiator gets his wish, but finds out it's not all he thought it would be. Fans of professional wrestling will get a definite something from this piece.

Unmasked (Part 1 of 3)

When Sarah loses her father, she connects with him in a way she never thought possible.

Unmasked (Part 2 of 3)

When Sarah loses her father, she connects with him in a way that she never thought possible.

Unmasked (Part 3 of 3)

When Sarah loses her father, she connects with him in a way she never thought possible.
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Story of the week

A Meeting with Kindness (Part 1 of 2)

This piece has been inspired by the recent (at time of writing) terror attacks in London and Manchester, and acts as a general response to terror and those who would cause us harm as a whole.
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A Meeting with Kindness (Part 2 of 2)

This piece has been inspired by the recent (at time of writing) terror attacks in London and Manchester, and acts as a general response to terror and those who would cause us harm as a whole.
Cherry

The Button (Part 1 of 2)

Peter has started a new job, but something about it doesn't sit quite right. It's not as it's the end of the world, though.

The Button (Part 2 of 2)

Peter has started a new job, but something about it doesn't sit quite right. It's not as if it's the end of the world, though.
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Story of the week

Tight as a Boiled Owl

A quaint Victorian tale of family togetherness, and drunkardly behaviour. Special thanks must go out to my girlfriend, Annabelle Wells, who shared a post on Facebook, which provided the inspiration and source material for the Victorian slang terms in this piece. Thank you, sweetheart. I love you. Explanations of the various terms will be footnoted at the end of the piece .
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