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I have 153 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 107161 times and 50 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Ricky Hawthorne

Three film screenplays completed and three teleplays the latter adapted from some of the short stories on site. Now half-marathon enthusiast

My stories


It’s funny but I could hear Your voice in the text Like Heaney, when I’m reading his poetry But this wasn’t a poem… And I wondered why, after...


One day Mortality walked in and sat Beside me. We chatted. It seemed friendly and Knew me well. Then after a while it left, but Occasionally comes...

Fahrenheit 451 revisited

If this year was a book so bad You’d burn in tongues of flame Take it off the furnace Open it and read again


Love is immaterial within these pitiless threads; pillow-less Discarded piles, slumped into corners on comatose Cobbles with corrosive patterns and...

Double Helix

They chased him out of the long grass Beating him with sticks Blood running obediently Along the grain, mingled with The sting of angry rain teeming...