Category: Stories

A single goose

Dan and the Goose Step

There are not many things which get Dan get upset; the loss of his pet cat when he was a kid, the state of Compton Park near where he lives and of course geese. I say of course, like you’ve heard his adventures with Tarlton and Balton. I shall explain. Tarlton and Balton live on a nice, rural, open farm… Read more →


Dan and the Kettle

Dan was not happy at the recent developments in the world. He felt powerless to act upon the rage that had been building first with Brexit, then Trump-o-gedon and now, his kettle had decided to give up the ghost and no longer heat anything inside to a reasonable temperature.   He typed in a tweet about how things come in… Read more →

This Circus of a Life – A short Story

When Tony was a boy he dreamed of running away to the tax office just like his real dad. Instead he’s stuck with this circus of a life, each night having to throw buckets of colorful papers strips over a baying audience. He wanted normality in his life, he wanted stability yet he got this; an apparently fun life of… Read more →

Lego Jon

The beauty of Lego is the pain of Lego. Sticking one brick to another and constructing abstract and unusual shapes is joyful. Making pretend guns or space ships all part of the glory of the plastic. Where Lego falls down is in its deconstruction, the pulling apart of those tiny blocks.   Jon looked at his impressive collection of bricks… Read more →

Paper Clips

I will always remember the day I invented paperclips. It was a cold winter’s evening back in January 1867. I’d collected numeroussheets of paper and simply couldn’t find a piece of ribbon to tie them together, nor something that didn’t make the paper buckle and twist. I did, however, have a lovely green pipe cleaner to hand, and for some… Read more →

Cheese and the Smells

Bad Cheese and the Smells

It’s a strange world out there. There are all kinds of oddities which make me smile and cry in equal measure. There’s the internet troll and his family of trollits. There is Dan and his magnificent collection of tooth picks from 1739 to 1894 (post 1894 they are just sharp sticks) and of course there were the little Smells of… Read more →


The world is imploding,

 Big title for a small story. Andre thought as he flicked through the daily fail. Each story was filled with more depressing news than the last. Migrants were causing house prices to rise and the predicted hot summer would only encouraged more to travel to the UK.  Andre put the paper down and sat for a second. He was trying… Read more →