Short stories under 10,000 words

These short stories are great for commuting to work or when you have a spare hour or two. They are action packed and full of surprises, so just because they are short, doesn't mean you will miss out on that satisfactory feeling of reading a great story

All my short stories are featured below. Some do come in collections, so if you fancy buying more than one, do take a look at the collections page.

 

TICK TOCK - Supernatural thriller/Horror

Although part of a series, these short stories are independent from each other. They connect through the stories that evolve from characters in The Penny Drop Pentalogy (The first book being The Empress Returns)

Can I tempt you?

Told through the eyes of a deceased 19th-century magician Jonny, this short story will certainly keep you on your toes. His creepy persona tells his tale in present tense as he taunts his victim in a bid to feed his need for adrenalin. As a victim of The Fool's Curse, he is set to pass it on to an unsuspecting young man named, Mickey. As Jonny throws some dark temptation his way, Mickey is torn. Will he be able to resist what, Jonny has to offer? Or does fate have other ideas?

BLUE- Supernatural thriller

Although part of a series, these short stories are separate from each other. They connect the theme of colour and are a part of the 'Heaven is a colour' collection. 

Is there a gateway to Heaven?

Laura has created a blue world which she calls 'heaven'. Her therapist believes she is creating a place to be close to her deceased husband, Frank. Laura believes her 'heaven' enables her to predict the future.

As the story unfolds, she becomes more erratic believing that her therapist, Clair, is in danger and she has to protect her.

This thrilling short story will have you on the edge of your seats wondering if Clair is in danger, or if Laura is as unhinged as she is believed to be.

THE SILVER TRAIL - Supernatural fable/love story

Although part of a series, these short stories are separate from each other. They connect the theme of colour and are a part of the 'Heaven is a colour' collection. 

The Silver Trail is a unique tale of two people who are experiencing a spiritual awakening from two different perspectives.

Jenna is caught in a storm and is hit by a bolt of lightning and as she drifts in and out of life, she is drifting in and out of death. Adam is desperately trying to save her, but will she make it?

The silver trail shows one woman's experience of death and its significance to the universe as her boyfriend shares his experience of her life in the same parallel situation.

Told in varying present tense and third person, this extraordinary tale invites you to look into the deeper meanings of life and the universe, whilst enjoying a thought-provoking love story.

THE HANDSOME FACE - Revenge drama

Although part of a series, these short stories are independent from each other. They connect through the stories that evolve from characters in The Penny Drop Pentalogy (The first book being The Empress Returns)

 

How would you deal with an ugly lie?

 

As the sun slips through the curtains, Dale is looking at James as he lays sleeping in his bed. A tear escapes and rolls down his face as he knows he has to find out who is inside the handsome face that lies before him.

He soon finds out that his gut instincts were right, and with a little help from his family, Dale prepares a Christmas Eve to remember.

Will he bring down deceitful James and get the Justice he deserves?

THEY ALWAYS COME BACK - Supernatural love story

Although part of a series, these short stories are independent from each other. They connect through the stories that evolve from characters in The Penny Drop Pentalogy (The first book being The Empress Returns)

Can love be found eternity? 

A supernatural story that embraces all the emotions of hope. A grieving young widower enlists the help of a mysterious woman, recommended by his sister, to bring his wife back so he can speak to her one more time. His roller coaster of emotions takes him on a journey where he is questioning what is real and what is a figment of his imagination. Is the mysterious woman a gift from above ...  or a fraud?

Perms & Taboo - A comedy romance

Although part of a series, these short stories are independent from each other. They connect through the stories that evolve from characters in The Penny Drop Pentalogy (The first book being The Empress Returns)

Can you remember a time when you was lost in nostalgia?

It's an ordinary night in for a middle-aged couple who are preparing for a night of usual TV drama. When Carol realises they have run out of tea bags, Geoff reluctantly agrees to go to the shop. As he walks around, he finds himself humming to a 90's classic. Lost in a bubble of nostalgia, he ditches the teabags and grabs a bottle of taboo, which in turn, unfolds the memory of when they first met.

A night undoubtedly worth remembering.

GRIM IS THE NEW GREY- Supernatural love story

Although part of a series, these short stories are separate from each other. They connect the theme of colour and are a part of the 'Heaven is a colour' collection. 

Could you resist death?

Told in the first person, Jenna retells the story of when she first met the Grim Reaper, the man who was to capture her heart. Having no control over her emotions, she was taken under his spell, and by day she created art, and by night she was the property of her Reaper.

However, with Jenna being in this life and Reaper in the next, this love story is destined to end in disaster. The question is, will they be torn by the hands of fate, or rejoice in an alternative life?

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