Category Archives: Short Story

The Paperclip (A Short Story)

Small. Innocent. But exquisitely devious. My Great Grandmother used to have a saying. Used to not because she has lost it or left it lying on a train to be picked up by another. But rather because she is dead. … Continue reading

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The Key

Was it chance? Destiny? Pure bad luck even? I don’t know. I don’t even know if, had I the opportunity to go back in time and replay the events of the day, I wouldn’t do it all over again. In … Continue reading

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The Gorilla.

He is sat there watching me. Watching me-watching him; his grey head resting on his powerful arms. His sad eyes look out at me, somewhat obliquely, from under a large dark protruding brow. His silver back, a sign of power … Continue reading

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The Lead

The morning sun was glinting off the Irish Sea as Emily set out on her morning dog walk across the sands. It was ‘splitting the rocks’, her husband would have said, God rest his soul. On the distant rocks a … Continue reading

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Shrapnel

Sam was born a Catholic. He knew his catechism, attended mass without fail- even when he had fallen and needed a steel plate in his head. That week he had attended with only a bandage between the outside world and … Continue reading

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