Fantasy, Fiction and Horror
Reality can more astounding than fantasy, and often unfurls a mysterious tendril to draw in the unsuspecting person. Encounters with troglodytes in a crypt, fluorescent honey and the house that goes to the ultimate extreme to get rid of its inhabitants, can happen.
Collins American Dictionary
Some of the names and places in these stories are invented and, probably, cannot be found in the dictionary.
 
The House that Creaked
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In need of renovation.
2,240 words
 
Funny Honey
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Lighting up the world.
2,280 words
 
Cannibal Crypt
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The last of the troglodytes.
3,100 words
 
Smugglers' Gold
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Hidden treasure hoard and ancient murder.
1,280 words
 
Sister in Pink Rhinestones
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Getting to know the bossy older sister.
2,540 words
 
Tantrum Tower
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The cure for petulance.
1,400 words
 
Empathy
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Touching the minds of others.
1,740 words
 
The Forgetting Flower
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Some things are better not forgotten.
1,480 words
 
Floating in the Clouds
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Travelling to eternity.
610 words
 
Silverstream
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Too late to save the planet, Mr Brendan.
1,470 words
 
     
Don't look now because the clown from Hell is right behind you, the smog is melting people away into another dimension, and monsters roam the golf course. Your friendly, helpful smartphone could be the portal to Purgatory and that mysterious toyshop holds a secret to turn the toughest teenage mind. Not suitable for younger children.

 

   

Tricardy, Dicardy and Boo

The trouble with triplets

Clouds

The clown from Hell - and another from Heaven

The Terrible Toyshop

Wicked cure for delinquents

The Smog

Melt away into an alternative dimension

Madam Phantasmagoria
Monsters on the golf course
I'm on the Bus
Smartphones that swallow users
Eyes in the Sky
An island under alien observation
Game Over
Plug into an electronic dimension
Butterflies
The chrysalis of hope
 

Short Stories for older, and not quite so old, children

Tales about sticky confectionary, talking fish, restless gargoyles, mysterious magical eggs in the depths of space, a reasonable giant rat, worlds made with words and worlds drowned in rivers of chocolate… For teenagers and children. (Some suitable for adults as well.)

Hot Chocolate

Never trust a four-year-old's grasp of arithmetic

1,860 words

The Ghosts of the Greasy Spoon

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Haunted junk food

1,000 words
 

Twillington's Tip

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Where rubbish goes

1,420 words
 

Abbess Honoria

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Honour the past, or pay the price

1,660 words
 

Custard Doughnuts

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Confectionary and stone carving

750 words
 

Queenie

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Rodent with the ultimate weapon in its paws

1,200 words
 

Sammy's Sandwich   

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    Strange snacks for a strange friend

670 words
 

Zalda Zax and the Cyberpod

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Flight of fancy into a different dimension

2,880 words
 

The Jugle Egg

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How to hatch a new Universe

1,080 words
 

Tigger, Treacle, and Coke

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Friendship knows no boundaries

  900 words