Category Archives: Short Story Challenge

A year long collection of short stories I wrote

The premise was each had to be no longer than 50 words to make an impact. Some were longer but most are easily digestible, have a browse through to see which one you like

April 18

Short and reassuring….part 52….

And they all lived happily ever after . Doctor: Hey I have some good news We were fortunate to find a doner overnight. We took your son straight in to operate The operation was a success Your little boy is going to make it He’s going to lead a healthy and normal life Congratulations oh, […]

April 18

Short and to the point….part 51…

Wide Open . You know what I want from you, what I really want? …. ok….fuck it.. I’ll tell you …. I just……I just want to have enough faith in you So I can finally be brave enough To show my true self to someone  To take a blind leap of faith Into this unknown entity you called […]

December 31

Short and deployed to the furthest corners of the night…..part 50…..

Sleepwalker . Sean: So tell me all about this dream then? Clive: Alright, let me quickly try and set the picture … So it’s late and I’m walking somewhere, it’s also raining. It wasn’t that heavy type rain, it was just a trickle but  definitely enough to make you notice it. . . I don’t […]

December 17

Short and awaiting further orders…. part 49

Don’t beat yourself up The night draws long With no sign of song,  No hope to hear me roar! Be still my Drum, Your time will come And your beats Will magically soar!!! . ____  Enjoyed this? Fancy another?  <—— PREVIOUS SHORT  NEXT SHORT————->

December 14

Short and engraved in my memories… part 48 …

DRILLED INTO YOUR BONES . They taught me I had potential They taught me I had options They taught me I had  purpose They taught me I could make a difference They taught me I was wanted . They taught me how to get up early They taught me how to be tidy and organised […]

October 28

Short and blinded by trinkets….part 47…

Seek and you will Find that you are Blind . Gabriel Thorne, the third The world’s most famous adventurer, Believed he had already retrieved, All of the world’s greatest remaining treasures, When rumours of a final lost treasure, Soon came ringing in his ear. He traced this back to an old man, The last believed […]

October 13

Short and all aboard…part 46…

This piece is 99% true. The rest is just wishful thinking venting… . Omnibus Blues with Omnibus Queues.. Every Monday morning like clockwork, I board the 8.00 bus to work And every morning, like Groundhog day, I am greeted by the same bus driver . . And like a well rehearsed theatre production on Broadway, […]