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I have 154 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 124513 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

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...
Gold cherry

Cider Fruit

Round, rusty red and hanging, Mocking science, rendering Newton absurd Swinging steadily in the stillness This seed of clay, enslaving Time and...

Black Hole

Somewhere out there, now, is a picture of A faraway place Remote, black, cold Alien Somewhere out there, now, a malevolent vacuum Swirls, crushing...

Chariots of Fire

Incontrovertible the reason that I cling to oh so dear Driving in concentric lines, these stallions of fear Harnessed to great chariots, they drag...


A sunbeam slumbers by me, weightless and serene Careless of the atoms smashing through the screen Understanding nothing and everything between...