Random Shorts

Some short stories I’ve written that have nothing to do with the world of Balaria. Mostly they’re scifi and pretty dark in nature. They’re all PDF files.

Failure

A man down on his luck sees an opportunity to save his life. This story took part in the user conducted Hope and Despair Under Empire writing contest on deviantart and took a shared fourth place.

The Rescue

A team of commandos breach a facility to rescue an important person.

The Problem

Jack has a problem and the solution isn’t looking to be easy.

The Stone

Sam and George are homeless and living under a bridge. One morning Sam finds a peculiar object that changes the lives of the two men.

This was my entry to the Summer Contest hosted by Daily Literature Deviations on Deviantart. You can read more about the contest here. Out of 59 pieces entered in the contest, three were rewarded and four got a honourable mention. The Stone was among the four honourable mentions. Full results here.

The piece received an Daily Deviation on September 18th 2012.

The Game

The story focuses on Tom, a nervous wreck of a man whose debtors are hot on his heels, wanting their money. Having scavenged an cyborg leg from a body floating in the river, he hopes to get enough money for it from an used parts shop, but things are not that simple..

KtLB

It’s not often, but sometimes I end up reading a news article that gives me some idea for a small piece of writing. In the case of KtLB it was this piece about an Arkansas state legislative candidate and how he thinks there’s a case for giving the parents the right to have the state kill “rebellious children”.

Solitary Children

The story is about a boy called Tim who encounters a problem with his mothers behavior. He knows what he is supposed to do, but will he do it?

A Christmas Tale

It’s Christmas time and children are looking forward to Santa’s visit. The bad children have reason to worry this time around.

The Brothel

Susy works at a brother, but it turns out she’s no ordinary woman.

Post Life

What might come after death.

The Robbery

A gas station robbery gets interrupted in a horrifying way.

Missing Persons

The police is your friend. They help you when trouble hits you. That’s what Paul thought. He was wrong.

Sweepers

Wanted to write something with a bit of sci-fi. And out came this piece, though it has a bit of a fantasy element to it. It was also practice of writing a fight scene. Hopefully I managed to make it a decent one.

The Trench

Wanted to try my hand at writing something war like.

Sleepyhead

Eve has a habit of falling asleep. This time she falls asleep in the wrong place.

House Arrest

The future can be bleak and breaking a single rule can have dire consequences.

On 2017-06-08 this piece was featured as a Daily deviation on Deviantart.

Jacked Up

You should be careful with what you put in yourself.

On 2018-02-05 his piece was featured as a Daily deviation on Deviantart.

Banned

When corporations can ban your account on a whim, what happens when they control everything?

The Mother

The birth of something new that changes the life of a woman who has had a rough life.

The Imaginary Friend

Sam has an imaginary friend. Follow the pair and see what they get up to.

The Onlookers

Humanity gets to watch from the sidelines as two galactic empires slug it out in the Solar system.

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