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I have 154 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 122932 times and 51 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

Ethnic Cleansing or The Tale of the Man, the Dog, the Cat and the Mouse - A child's allegory

Part 1 Immigration On an average street Stood an average house Whose occupants Were an average mouse An average dog And an average cat Although it...


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 And read it again


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