Stuart Cannell

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I have 18 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 9109 times and 7 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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I'm a curmudgeonly old fart with a soft spot for the English language.

Hopefully that shows.

My stories

condoms and crack pipes

‘Gather round everybody!’ Everybody did. The office manager was pleased that all were sitting comfortably and paying attention. ‘Now I know everybody...


This is your downtime. Time not designated, delineated, dedicated and distributed. Time not taken, trivialised, appropriated, alphabetised, Scheduled...


You don’t know us, but we know you. You have seen where we live, though you won‘t have known it. We’re in one of the run down houses you passed on...

semi solid

Who are they? Skewed skeletons of ghosts, fashioned from the ash of old law, shadows, semi solid, looming, pulling strings from ledges, edges, in the...

above below

Over cross-stitched grids and circuits it flew, Over tapestries of tenements, Over states of slate and clay. Over monuments to industry it flew, Hued...