From time to time I share short stories with my blog readers.
Most are flash fiction – which is to say a complete story in about a thousand words.

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The End of Days

A desperate man faces one of life’s impossible choices.

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Run for Your Life!

Luzmilla walks into a trap.

An excerpt from The Second Guerrilla:M5M.

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It’s a Small World

Rhys thinks all his Christmases have come at once when a pretty girl asks for his phone number.

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The Family Crystal

Nanny Faye is no one’s fool.

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Lucky Old Harry

An elderly victim of online scammers gives fraud squad detective Sally Brooking an unexpected break.

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The Silk Noose

It’s Joanne’s big break … maybe.

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The Lake

Steve takes Sally to the lake for the weekend. Big mistake!

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All I Want For Christmas

Val is eight months pregnant and a long way from her Mom. Can Tim make her Christmas special?

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Stella Stumped

The bowler’s holding the batsman’s what? Sean introduces Stella to Australia’s favourite summer sport.

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The Ghost of the Short Thirteenth

A dream, a bet — mayhem.

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The Spirit of Christmas

Bob’s fabulous light display gets the thumbs down from his grouchy neighbour.

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Passing Premonition

A paranormal warning for a worried young man. This one’s a bit more serious.

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Welcome to Australia

Here’s one for migrants like me. It’s based on my mother-in-law’s reminiscences about life in the Graylands migrant hostel in the early 1960s.

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