Free short stories and flash fictions

A selection of short stories I originally wrote for my Recycled Words website.


Sarah sits in a cafe, alone, feeling the weight of the world

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A flash fiction for Halloween. It’s time to carve…

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I Worry for your Shoes

500 words and one enormous toe

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A different kind of ghost story

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On a Hill Overlooking the Sea

We picnic as the sun goes down

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A Day to Forget

The missing page was only the start of Henry’s problems

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Regular readers may be wondering where all of the other stories have gone.

After a technical glitch with the website, many of the stories originally published here were removed. I found them again, rounded them up, and herded them back in this general direction to be re-uploaded to this site.

I also took the opportunity to read them with fresh eyes, to weigh up their merit, and I decided to only republish those that I believe are worthy of your time.