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A rather svelte collection of my short stories and flashfiction can be found below. I am hoping to add more soon.

They are in PDF format so you will need Adobe Reader to open them. You can download it for free from the Adobe website, if you don't have it already.

Short Stories

Out Of The Blue (2012) (1,743 words)
The idea for this short story came to me one lazy weekend morning when lying in bed. I can't say much about it without giving too much away, so you'll just have to read it to find out what it's about!

Categorically Speaking (2009) (1,995 words)
Written for the Express Yourself competition run by Library Wales. It was run through

Donkey saying 'I wish I could read short stories'
various libraries and educational establishments, including UWIC, where I was working at the time. I won one of the runners-up prizes within UWIC's leg of the competition. You can read the news story about it, along with a photo of me and the other winning contestants on the UWIC website.

The topic of the competition was 'Libraries', so that's what this story is based around. It wasn't strictly a short story competition, you could enter any form of expression, be it writing, art, dance or anything else your creativity could conjure up. I was tempted to default to my poetry writing, which had won me competitions at my previous place of employment, but I really fancied writing a short story instead, so did! Alas the entry I got beaten by was a poem, so I did wonder if I'd picked the wrong medium, but hey, it helped re-ignite my passion for short story writing, so I'm very grateful for that (and winning an iPod wasn't bad either - I sold it for a nice bit of pocket money).

Flashfiction

Eternal Life Is Meaningless (2012) (144 words)
Although it mightn't be obvious from the title, this was written as a positive and uplifting antidote to 'Marionette' (below). Both pieces of flashfiction are concerned with a relationship, from the woman's point of view, but that's where the similarity ends. I won't say any more or this explanation will end up longer than the fiction itself!

Marionette (2012) (244 words)
An exploration of truth, reality and relationships, all within 244 words!

 
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