Collins American Dictionary
Some of the names and places in these stories are invented and, probably, cannot be found in the dictionary.

Short Stories


Older Children

It is easy to think that the reality we know is the only one. But the galaxy is immense and full of other possibilities. There are also dimensions where existence is not tangible for its inhabitants. We would call them ghosts.
Face in the Wallpaper
Elfin mischief
Friends from Mars
Dangerous secrets
Pied Piper
Lost children or benefactors' Nemesis
Rooftop Phantom
A mechanoid's memories
Jack of Spades
The true nature of existence
Tomb in the Trees
Shadows of ancestors
Trip of a Lifetime
Worlds beyond imagination
The Last Garden
Flowers in a devastated world
Dragons Down Below
Electric weed
Fantasy, Fiction and Horror
Reality can be 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.
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
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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
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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



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
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


Haunted junk food

1,000 words

Twillington's Tip


Where rubbish goes

1,420 words

Abbess Honoria


Honour the past, or pay the price

1,660 words

Custard Doughnuts


Confectionary and stone carving

750 words



Rodent with the ultimate weapon in its paws

1,200 words

Sammy's Sandwich   


    Strange snacks for a strange friend

670 words

Zalda Zax and the Cyberpod


Flight of fancy into a different dimension

2,880 words

The Jugle Egg


How to hatch a new Universe

1,080 words

Tigger, Treacle, and Coke


Friendship knows no boundaries

  900 words