Voting for the UKA ‘ Voices from the Webanthology 2018 content ! Congratulations to all included!
Promoted Submission Bags of Bones by coolhermit profile page Promoted Submission


Fiction [ more >> ]

The Royal Road

This is my response to my own prompt in the Prose Challenge forum: an attempted seduction. It can be either ...
Read

New Prose challenge:

An attempted seduction ...
Read

The Town

has seven hills. All the villages that make up the town start on a hill and fall down to the ...
Read

The Goa Connection – Chapter 3

In the first two chapters, Dan frets over the mysterious breakdown in communications from his former girlfriend, Katie. Things hot ...
Read

The Entire Company

My submission for the current Prose Challenge:  An exploration of the normally unseen frenzy of creative passion, torment and struggle ...
Read

Drama Club

For Griff's prose challenge... "Base your story around the cast of characters in a theatre - variety, dramatic, Greek, whatever. Story ...
Read

Fog

Still nothing new ...
Read
/ Fiction / 5 Comments on Fog / 341 words / / UKA PICK!

Belladonna Restaurant

A mysterious death in a restaurant ...
Read

Poetry [ more >> ]

How Does Your Garden Grow (Poetry Challenge)

There are plants that love the light whilst others thrive in the shade ...
Read
/ / No Comments on How Does Your Garden Grow (Poetry Challenge) / 173 words / NEW! /

May 8th 1945

A revision from my original book for the next one ...
Read
/ / No Comments on May 8th 1945 / 429 words / NEW! /

The most romantic hero – the curse of Manfred

The curse of Manfred was not one but many. Grieving desperately over his deceased love, whose death he might have ...
Read
/ / No Comments on The most romantic hero – the curse of Manfred / 135 words / NEW! /

Delirium

Tying up ourselves into a knot of indissoluble and perfect love like under laws of voluntary tyranny, committed hopelessly to ...
Read
/ / No Comments on Delirium / 108 words / NEW! /

S and M

A poem about love ...
Read
/ / No Comments on S and M / 204 words / NEW! /
Loading...

Non-Fiction [ more >> ]

A Cantankerous Old Git

Some people were born to attract trouble ...
Read More

Your right to your own life

Someone reported me out of Facebook. We shall never know who it was, but I can only guess... I bet ...
Read More

Complaint

Where is it gone, that natural capacity of culture, sensitivity and common sense, all lost in this world gone so ...
Read More

Love argument

My love, what shall I tell you? That I love you still in spite of all the crises or perhaps ...
Read More

Clandestine

You are used to it by always ducking, taking cover, find protection, sneak away and find another place for starting ...
Read More

Our story

I loved you from the start but did not know it, dared not risk it, was precautious and would never ...
Read More

One of Pascal’s great Pensées

 “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Blaise Pascal ...
Read More

The frailty of beauty

That strange capacity of beauty irresistible is also, the more beautiful, the more extremely vulnerable and, in fact, the very ...
Read More

dichotomy

reflection is scared of light... if the pencil dies, it will expire with it if the stream bides, the specter ...
Read More

All that matters…

All that matters is the disposition of your love, the barometer of your life, the only perfect sign of health, ...
Read More

Tell

A harrowing tale of child abuse (Not a pretty poem) ...
Read More
/ Non-Fiction / 4 Comments on Tell / 344 words / /

The Himalayas

On visiting the Nanda Devi... Divinity incarnate, isn't it? This sumptuous splendour of pure beauty in the highest whiteness reaching ...
Read More

A Good Rogering

A daft ditty told with an irritation of alliteration ...
Read More

When you fall in love…

When you fall in love you don't know what to say. You just stand there like a stupid lonely sheep ...
Read More

EU

Is this a cleryhew? ...
Read More
/ Non-Fiction / 2 Comments on EU / 51 words / /

Partner

Death has come at last. I am on my bed going back and back turning the pages, trying to search ...
Read More

Eternal love

I dream of you, my love, and can't stop doing so since you are always there in front of me ...
Read More

Israel

Israel the trickster fought with God and won but got as punishment a limp for life to never quite again ...
Read More

Your presence

existential It does not matter who you are as long as you are honest, truthful and sincere. Your person and ...
Read More

Misgivings

(written 9/11) Apocalyptic day of horror as a dog was voted into office who denies the climate change and wants ...
Read More

The Author and the Nutter

A tale of a chance meeting on a bus that made everyone laugh (Except the author) ...
Read More

Missing

When shall we love again on fragrant beds of roses made of our creativeness which never can take any break ...
Read More

Trauma

There are worse rapes than the physical ordeal. You can survive it, it is after all just physical, you can ...
Read More

Last Day

Having lost both parents,a baby son,relations,and friends,I've reached that stage of my life where death no longer scares me,and accept ...
Read More

Requiem for the Living

A poem dedicated to the veterans of the Borneo campaign 1962-1966 and all the other small forgotten wars ...
Read More

For Lesley

Just something I wrote to my wife ...
Read More

FLOWERING CHERRY

In the hanging gardens of Zen Is where she knows I shall wait for her That we may sit and ...
Read More

The bliss of silence

When you are tortured day and night by the horrendous noise of man in this destructive vanity of egoism destroying ...
Read More

The Betrayal of Beauty

The lover, declining an invitation: "Sorry, but I dare not risk again to find other lovers in your home or ...
Read More

Egypt

The most ancient of all surviving civilizations and still the most imposing and impressing for her still astonishin mysterious pyramids ...
Read More

Hi there

From the mountain top you were showing us your tricks. The world is tied with a wire from one end ...
Read More

Paradox with compromise

Are you lost when you have found the way, and are you at a turning point when you are lost? ...
Read More

Mirror Man

A songwriters' site that I frequent had a challenge to write a creepy song for Halloween. These were my lyrics ...
Read More

Someone to love

You have to have someone to love, or life would be completely without meaning. That is obvious, of course, but ...
Read More

The malady

A tonsured garden, a deforested place; in the desert, an oasis still tolerates the sun heat is reining in every ...
Read More

No prostitute

Sorry that I am no good for you, no money, no position, no means to spoil you, no driver's licence ...
Read More

For Kenny Knight, one of Plymouth’s finest.

You may not know this poet, maybe you should. I have been lacking inspiration of late, after reading Kenny I ...
Read More

Monoploy

Monopoly Ten million ways ― you lead the dazzling fate. Engaging the glamorous feeling overshadowing failing white policies. What matters ...
Read More

Islands in the flood

Is that the fate of knowledge, good experience and acquired wisdom, to, the more it is developed and enriched, become ...
Read More

The shadows of your past

They tend to be a hangover like some ghosts that never leave you quite in peace but torture you by ...
Read More

Our world

Ours is a world of beauty so much finer than the ordinary world of strife, vulgarity and commonness, of egoism, ...
Read More

Halloween

to J.B. and R.L ...
Read More

When Terror Strikes

A continuation of my previous story ...
Read More

Sicily

Some history lesson The cradle of the modern western Europe, where the sonnet was invented at the universal court of ...
Read More

When Terror Strikes

Jack Belthorn belonged to a special unit of Military Intelligence. They dealt with the people who could never be brought ...
Read More

Spain

The cruelty of Spain was evident from the beginning with a hard and proud mentality ideal for an autocracy of ...
Read More

The lines

Lines of silver light falling from the moon as poems, piercing the darkness of the world. Words are diving into ...
Read More

Melting moments

When the child beside her mom was licking a vanilla ice-cream, I don’t know where it came from but I ...
Read More

The Hour of the Wolf – or the Truth?

Melodrama When you wake up at night too early in the morning from a nightmare in cold sweat of losses ...
Read More

Advice to a shattered friend

You never seem to learn, my friend, although you were deceived before and many times, and now it's once too ...
Read More

What is poetry?

a hopeless but brave effort... It defies all definition since it should be undescribable to be at all convincing, an ...
Read More

A lover’s complaint

I basically lived for my idealism throughout my life in earnest and fidelity and somehow always was rebuked and punished ...
Read More

Sad reflection

More often than not you hear of happy divorces and unhappy marriages, less and less about the contrary. This is ...
Read More

Rome – what a waste of history!

considering the ruins of Rome with Edward Gibbon... You carried on the famous Greek democracy by your republic for some ...
Read More

Muse Thief

Ever get stuck? Think it's just hard luck? ...
Read More

Limbo

I was happy when I saw you and most miserable when I lost you by the wanton cruelty of fate ...
Read More

“Sussuration”

I found this during my reworking spree - it may not long survive ...
Read More

Sexism

Some horror story, more common than anyone would like to see ...
Read More

High up in the sky

A vulture, an eagle flies high, very high but their eyes hang down and lie on corpses, cadavers, insects, they ...
Read More

Suckers All

Entered for the New Prose Challenge ...
Read More

Dead facts in living fiction

Stories are imaginations from facts, facts derived from stories. The link never dies. Form of life lies in facts and ...
Read More

“I Hate the Bastard”

this is an ever changing expanding performance piece - it opens quite mellow and then I explode in venom and ...
Read More

The stampede

Stampede values submerged in the centre-ville. The sun was shining up walls are full of nice graffiti, beautiful, aesthetic words ...
Read More

Marriage: Emotional Infrastructure Of Society?

Marriage binds the human relations in its most intimate manner. However, the survival of marriage as an institution has been ...
Read More

Liberation or death

paraphrasing O.Henry Either it's a free web or it's not. If it's not, it's not for me. It's a question ...
Read More

The silent sounds in between

Poor power Power is poor when you want importance, prominence by highlighting your visible possessions, positions, your focus is on ...
Read More

Florence

Dante hated Florence, called it dark and dreary and was driven out of it and robbed of all his life, ...
Read More

Escape

I long to get away from all these troubles emanating from relationships that only seem to offer turbulences, worries, problems, ...
Read More

Another story

When you were there with me, doing the chores, running the house paying the bills putting on the table those ...
Read More

Gogul’s head

Gogul has a list of names inside his head. He stays with them day and night, and every single time ...
Read More

The Lonely Old Lady

One of my customers died not long ago and she'd been dead in her home for a week before she ...
Read More

Her

Love is like being underwater ...
Read More

Finding Beauty

The importance of finding beauty in the everyday ...
Read More

The Effect of nature….

A spontaneous write.... I soaked in the beauty of my surroundings I inhaled the freshness of the green mountains I ...
Read More

Response

The sun was somber, apprehensive; It was looking at the clouds beginning to weave an image of a cobweb that’d ...
Read More

Eagerness to bring to light the imaginative

Lost in the physical In every minute, The frenzied world though Writes and talks about The non-physical. Confused in the ...
Read More

Thoughts while getting old

Just a thought...or two.(when you still have your tie-dye tee shirt) ...
Read More

“Sadie”

A Rewrite of a poem lurking in my dusty recesses. This was loosely inspired by a gorgeous  neighbour who loves ...
Read More

The light

I am wandering light floating... The world is the sky I have one moon, one sun In my eyes The guides ...
Read More

Labour in Vain”

I'll keep this raw - unedited - as the events are raw, precipitate, unfinished.     Outside in the corridor ...
Read More

Holly, Pinky and other animals – part 1.

This is a short extract from my first book, Home Thoughts from a Man, a sort of autobiography ...
Read More

Cheese at Bedtime

Eating Cheese just before retiring to bed is inviting strange dreams in the night my mother always said. I loved ...
Read More

“The End of an Affair”

reworked tanka I said, "Don’t love me, ‘we’ can never ever be". I said another held my heart, my hopes, ...
Read More

UKAuthors Articles [ more >> ]

World’s Best Story (Novel) Competition

World's Best Story contest is open and they are taking submissions. Submit your story for a chance to win a ...
Read More
Voices from the Web 2016

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE!

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE! These stories and poems have been selected by members of ...
Read More

Help CrowdFund UKA’s Development

We want to fund a better UKAuthors! UKA has been online for 16 years and now we want to move ...
Read More

Thusly by Andrea Lowne

Ms Lowne's second collection of poetry is as unconventional as the first. No sestinas, haiku or sonnets here, but a ...
Read More

Forums