Short Story Collection
Short stories, longer stories, fiction or fact or something in between.
Caveat: This is supposed to be humorous. But like a lot of humour, there is very much an element of truth to the following.
A response to the latest Inspiration Point - 'There is no greater God than the great God Google'.
This is a long 'short' I've been working on for a while. It utilises northern Australian Aboriginal folklore and I'd be very interested in reader's opinions.
Her neck was smooth and dark, with a hard ridge running from just below her head all the way down her back.
I prefer profundity to profanity. There is no fucking joy in shallowness. But the depth of her ignorance was like a stick of dynamite in a bon-bon; it shocked me so much it nearly killed me.
But she was a stranger on a train and I was a silly man for thinking I could be any comfort to her.
She flipped on the external monitor and dialled up the outside ambient temp gauge. It read 56 degrees Celsius. The time on the bottom of the monitor read 5:34 am.
His princess was never going to be rescued. The dragons had her and would never give her back.
We all know someone who takes themselves far too seriously. This is a fable about what happens to one such person.
A quick piece written after reading the Inspiration Point for this week. Don't know if it is actually what is required but wanted to have a go anyway.
After some excellent advice, I've rewritten this piece. Let me know if it is more engaging and in keeping with this week's Inspiration Point.
The saying "Know thyself" may refer by extension to the ideal of understanding human behavior, morals, and thought, because ultimately to understand oneself is to understand other humans as well.
The valley spread out before me. From high up this end, I could see all the way down to the old weir. Beyond it, behind a stand of eucalypts, stood my grandparents house, the place where I grew up.
He wondered how many tears a man had in his life and realised he’d not cried nearly enough.
Why is it when you want to be left alone, that is when you're likely to attract the strangest folk.
She’d given me a look that said “I dare you, Cotton Wilson.” Now, she knew I couldn’t resist a dare and while she might not have said the words, she knew what look she was giving me.
This has been inspired by a recent news story that the world is going to end on the 21st of May this year. There will be a part 2 soon.