Selected Tales of Strange Short Fiction: Gods, Ogres & Other Creatures.
These are my most recent stories - please read and enjoy!
Tank #3 is ruled with an iron claw by Spike and his fellow Fight Club beta males, but newcomer #54 - a young lobster bred in captivity - has his own ideas about who should be boss.
This story was the culmination of an email thread where a couple of friends and I made some jokes about the McLobster coming back. I've heard the saying, "Inspiration is where you find it." ( a "no shit" statement if ever there was one), but this seems to go beyond that into the absurd. Enjoy! May the best lobster win!
Wash With Like Colours
A laundromat owner watches the downfall of a once confident man whose social skills he used to envy.
This story is the product of another Gamers With Jobs writer's throw down. We had to begin with the line "S/He had something I'd always coveted" and the initial setting had to be a laundromat. Bonus words were: Dwarf, peanut butter, contretemps, embrocation, and zeitgeist. I didn't manage to find space for dwarves or peanut butter. More's the pity.
Thor, Prince of Asgard, has a hard day of lessons regarding princely behaviour and expectations.
This story is the result of another Gamers With Jobs challenge. We were asked to choose from a list of rather odd black and white photos. I chose the photo of a young boy being tucked in by a pet crow. Links to the image are at the end of the story.
Welcome to my little corner of the Internet! I’ve got some blog posts here (not as many as I should, but I am working on that) and some short stories for your entertainment. I write about weird and unlikely things like lobsters holding Fight Club in restaurant tanks, ogres and gods just trying to make a living, and odd people in laundromats….so far. There’s more weirdness where that came from, I just have to get into publishable shape.
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