Category: Short Stories

The Room

The heavy door closed behind them with a creaking, grating noise. It was dark; very dark. As their eyes adjusted, a tiny window, or was it a hole, in the angled ceiling, gave just enough light to see the centre of the large room. The corners were shrouded in darkness. The four friends had been
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One Lump Or Two

The sunlight was finally beginning to warm them. John and Sarah had been walking for most of the morning through the dense undergrowth of the natural forest. The tree canopy had protected them from most of the heavy drizzle which had persisted since the previous night, but it also blocked out the sun. As the
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Let the Train take the Strain

Richard quietly cursed his luck. He had missed the early train because of the stupid taxi passenger at the station entrance, who had opened the door without looking, hitting him in the knee. Nothing was broken, but he was now limping along like Long John Silver. The early train was always less crowded and he
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What a card!

Tommy huddled over his homework, protecting it from any onlookers. His only onlooker was his mum, but it was still very private. As part of his studies, he now underwent “cultural awareness”, which was intended to give himself and his classmates an insight into the life experience of others. At the age of nine, it
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