Short Stories & Vignettes

The further back these go, the more embarrassing they get. But hey, for the sake of putting myself out there, here they are!


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Based on an idea from Dave Lavery.


By T. Michael Keesey (Zanclean skull Uploaded by FunkMonk) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By T. Michael Keesey (Zanclean skull Uploaded by FunkMonk) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Ten million years after human extinction, a new species looks back on our fossils. Appeared in Issue #10 of The Quarry!


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Some James Joyce-inspired microfiction.


Skink (2017)

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A sentence or two about a lizard.


Cappuccino (2017)

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Caffeinated microfiction.


Valley (2017)

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A descriptive vignette from a writing exercise.


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A story exploring Prometheus' motives for stealing fire for humankind.


Empty Nest (2016)

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A (mostly) biographical tribute to memory and place.


Dubious Honour (2016)

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A bit of military science fiction about a black op to steal technology from an ally. 


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An oral history-style interview from a great interstellar conflict.


PlanetEater

A story from the perspective of a giant alien animal that eats inhabited planets. Appeared in Grapeshot Volume 10 Issue 1: X.


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A microfictive palaeontologist's lament.


Copyright (2012)

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A collection of short stories set in a dystopian future in which copyright law has taken over everything.


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Some crime fiction.


Overshaw (2012)

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More crime fiction - but this time, the private detective is THE VILLAIN! (gasp)


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A somewhat abstract descriptive vignette written from the Living Desert Sculptures, just out of Broken Hill.


Not to Be (2011)

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A dark, post-apocalyptic short story written in the style of Cormac McCarthy's The Road.


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A thing that uses Catcher in the Rye as a jump-off point.


More apocalyptic fiction, this one from the point of view of Death.


Chains (2011)

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Something about an afterlife.


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A bit of apocalyptic fiction.


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When I wrote this I thought it was all very minimal and artistic.


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A piece from the perspective of the sun.


Colours (2010)

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Here's a thing I wrote to express how I felt at the time. As rough as it is, it stands out to me in that respect.


Blots (2010)

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This started out with some free association about ink stains.


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Something I wrote for entry into a writing course.


Stalked (2009)

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A little horror-ish story from back in high school.


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An adaptation of the Japanese fairy-tale Schippeitaro.


Illustration by Jo-Anne Ridgway

Illustration by Jo-Anne Ridgway

I remember writing this in some kind of special writing workshop for young school students (p. 20).


The Ants (2006)

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An early short story about some ants.