[Last updated – 24th December 2017]
Well, although I have posted occasionally short stories on here in the past, I only really got back into writing short stories again in 2016.
At the moment, it’s still something of an infrequent thing that I mostly seem to do on special occasions. But, like with my comics index, I thought that I’d provide an easy list of links to the short story collections that I’ve written and, perhaps even information about upcoming collections if and when I decide to write them.
– “Halloween 2016 Short Stories“: This is a collection of ten short stories that I wrote for Halloween 2016.
Some of them (like “Channel Not Available“) are dark comedy stories, one or two (like “Stranger Than Truth“) are traditional horror stories and some of the stories veer off into other genres, like dystopian science fiction (eg: “The Tale Of The Tricorn“, which is also an interesting twist on a familiar horror genre too).
– “A Cyberpunk Christmas “: I had a lot of fun writing these 14 cyberpunk short stories that were originally posted in the fortnight before Christmas 2016.
Although some of these stories are “traditional” cyberpunk science fiction stories (eg: like “Site Access“), some of them also include other genres like dark comedy (eg: “Early Access“) and fantasy (eg: “Legacy Connection“). One story (“Sneakernet“) was also an attempt to write a cyberpunk story which contained no electronic technology
Although this collection has an over-arching background plot, each story is self-contained and they can be read in pretty much any order (although expect spoilers if you read the last story first).
– “Back To The 1990s“: This is a short collection of five stories, mostly set in mid-late 1990s Britain. It was something of an experiment with both writing historical fiction and writing more “realistic” stories. The results of this experiment were somewhat mixed though.
“Halloween 2017 Short Stories“: This is a collection of ten “retro sci-fi” horror stories that I’ve written for Halloween 🙂 Expect film noir detectives, robots, neon lights, crackling radios, flying cars, grisly paranormal events, dramatically rainy weather and all that kind of cool stuff 🙂
“Noir Christmas 2017 Short Stories“: These are ten comedic “film noir” stories which follow a cynical, lazy private detective in present-day Britain.